Hethersett Old Hall School (HOHS) blog – an independent day school near Norwich, Norfolk.

Girls 3-18 and boys 3-11, boarding for girls from 9


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Rosamaria and Sophie’s US adventure

Over the summer holidays, Rosamaria and Sophie (Year 10) have been with Rosa’s family to New York for a week before flying down to Orlando for another two weeks. In New York they visited the Empire State building, cruised on the Hudson river and wandered round Times Square, of course. Then it was off to Florida, where they had time to explore Universal Studios and the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. They ate dinner in The Leaky Cauldron, bought a wand and rode on the Hogwarts Express train. They visited Islands of Adventure for more rides before heading to the NASA Space Centre to marvel at the Atlantis space shuttle. They even experienced a dolphin cruise on the Gulf of Mexico. Rosamaria said, “It was a fantastic holiday and great that Sophie came too…”

Lucky girls – and thank you for sending these pictures!



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Year 6 Leavers’ Assembly

There were plenty of hugs, tears and smiles last week as our Year 6 pupils said farewell to the Prep Department in their final class assembly – a time for memories, reflection and appreciation for each other and for their school. One highlight was a presentation of images of the group together and individually over the years, put together by Mr Peace to a soundtrack of Take That’s “Greatest Day”: there was not a dry eye in the house! We wish the girls every success in Senior School next year.








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Reminder: after-school tea break tomorrow!

Our Friday afternoon informal tea and chat sessions are always popular and we’d like to extend a warm invitation to all HOHS families to join us after school tomorrow for drinks on the lawn.

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After-school tea break this Friday!

Our Friday afternoon informal tea and chat sessions are always popular – and with the weather looking to stay warm, we’d like to extend a warm invitation to all HOHS families to join us after school this Friday for drinks on the lawn.

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Lucy helps launch gymnastics centre

We recently reported that talented gymnast Lucy (Year 9) would be undertaking a key role in the launch of a new community gymnastics satellite centre at Queens Hill Primary School – and now she has told us how it went:

“My gymnastics club, Split Leaps, ran taster sessions at the centre through the day, with the children getting the chance to try out the different equipment with the help of the coaches and volunteer gymnasts. I helped with vault, bar and tumble, demonstrating what they needed to do and then helping them do the skills safely.”

Nearly 400 boys and girls took part during the day and they all thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

Lucy will now be regularly acting as a volunteer assistant coach after school on Friday afternoons, so she will be gaining valuable experience before taking her first coaching qualification.

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Lucy helps launch gymnastics centre

Lucy (Year 9) is a talented gymnast whose achievements we are proud to share. Just after half term, she will be undertaking a key role in the launch of a new community gymnastics satellite centre at Queens Hill Primary School. Throughout the day,  Lucy’s gymnastics club will be running displays and taster sessions for around 400 pupils aged 4-11, with Lucy taking part in the demonstrations, as well as acting as a volunteer coach during the sessions.

The day will give Lucy useful additional volunteering and coaching experience before she takes the British Gymnastics Core Proficiency coaching qualification later in the year, as well as giving her the opportunity to share her love of the sport.

Caption Lucy  receiving Gymnast of the Year award, December 2016.

 


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Quirky crochet for seniors!

After half term,  crochet fans Mrs Heppell and Mrs Evers-Jones will be running a lunchtime crochet club on Tuesdays for Years 7 and above.  From complete beginners to those already familiar with the crochet hook,  this will be a fun, weekly session  with the emphasis on creating desirable, quirky pieces. We have a few crochet hooks available but if possible please bring your own.