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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Fundraising for Pudsey at HOHS

We had a great time today with our Children in Need activities including collecting pennies for Pudsey, taking a leisurely ramble through our beautiful grounds in the bright Autumn sunshine, a “Runsie” (fun run wearing a onesie) and scavenger hunts! Looks like we have raised over £300 in total: we’ll be able to confirm this on Monday, and let you know which house won the donations competition, too.  More pictures of today’s ramble will be on the blog next week… WELL DONE, everyone!


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Scavenging for Children in Need this week!

With Children in Need this Friday, activities are underway at HOHS! Mia and Maisy (Year 12) have been running scavenger hunts since yesterday, with pupils encouraged to find the 15 spotty images they have placed around the grounds and gardens. Here are some of the Prep children having fun locating them all!





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Roald Dahl inspires Year 5!

Over the half term break, Year 5 were set some explorer homework; the challenge was to produce a piece of work based on Roald Dahl. The pupils were very inventive, creating power points, oompa lumpa masks, BFG’s dream jars and even George’s marvellous medicine!

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Felicity’s Beano Experience!

Felicity (Year 8) did something rather special last week on a trip to Scotland to visit her mother’s family.  Felicity’s aunt, who is a journalist, arranged for Felicity to visit the Beano office, because she was a massive fan when she was younger.

Felicity is pictured here with Mike Stirling, chief developer of the new Dennis the Menace series coming to CBBC in November. She was treated to an exclusive screening of the first episode and is sure the Prep School pupils will love it. She was also given a great goodie bag and she thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience.

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Years 3-6 mannequin Challenge

Congratulations to Year 3-6 Prep pupils for a brilliant mannequin challenge last week  in gymnastics – look how they are holding these poses!



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Persephone’s Pomegranate in Year 1!

After Mr Crump’s recent assembly on Persephone and the pomegranate seeds,  Mrs Bird decided to buy a pomegranate for the children to look inside. They drew the outside first, then a cross section to reveal the beautiful seeds within. Finally, as a treat,  they tasted the seeds at the end of the lesson!

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Blood Brothers rollercoaster for drama and music girls

A group of our Year 10 and 11 GCSE drama and music pupils ventured out to the Theatre Royal on Thursday afternoon to see the acclaimed touring
production of Willy Russell’s emotional rollercoaster tale of two separated siblings. The well-loved musical has been running in The West End, on Broadway and on tour for over 30 years. Ria said “It was quite funny in the first half, but ended up really sad.”