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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Can Science Solve the World’s Problems?

This was one of the top agenda items at the GSA Girl Power conference in Cambridge on Wednesday. The event saw twelve of our seniors from Years 11-13 join with pupils from many other schools to hear a range of women scientists and engineers speak about their careers. This year’s theme was “ STEM solutions towards a sustainable world” and the aim is to get girls to “think big, think
future, think global and think sustainable”.

Year 11 pupils Laura and Filly (Philippa) told me: “It was really great, interesting…inspiring, actually. We learned a lot about marine ecology, astronomy and sensory design. We heard all the morning speakers – and there were many! – plus we attended a breakout session in the afternoon by Dr Jenny Tillotson about eScent sensory design. Standout speaker? For us, that would have to be the design engineer, Yewande Akinola. She was amazing and really engaged with everyone in the lecture theatre. Thank you Miss Mann and Dom for planning this trip and taking us.”
Liz French, Editor

 


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U12 and U14 Netball Reports

Our U12 netball team had their first fixture last Wednesday against Taverham High School. Lots of positive skills on show and great team work ensured them a 5-2 victory – what a wonderful start!

The U14 team were also in action against a very tall Taverham side! Despite a valiant effort the final score was a 19-16 loss – which in netball terms is a small margin.

Well done, everyone!
Mrs Woods, Head of PE


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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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Restarting a Heart

The British Heart Foundation Restart a Heart initiative  saw two training sessions in HOHS . Both were well-attended and a total of sixteen pupils and staff learned how to save a life using CPR techniques on our training manikins.

As an additional interest, there was a demonstration of how to use a defibrillator.

Have a look at the BHF website for a story of Sarah,  who saved her father’s life only two weeks after being trained in CPR at school.

Kate Midgley

 

 


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Christmas Shoebox Appeal

Op Xmas Child logoPupils from Nursery to Year 6 took home a leaflet on Friday about the annual Christmas ‘shoebox appeal’ (Operation Christmas Child).

If your child would like to take part, they will need to find and wrap a medium-sized shoebox and lid (separately) then have fun filling it with new gifts – you will find suggested items are listed in the leaflet. A £5 suggested donation should accompany the shoebox and all  must be returned to the Prep library by Friday 10th November. The boxes are guaranteed to light up the faces of the children who receive them.

Our collection of shoeboxes will be displayed and eventually collected by a local representive for the appeal – the picture below is from our collection last year.

Thank you for your support.


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Little workers on Open Morning!

We can’t resist sharing these pictures from last Saturday’s Open Morning….

In the first image, some of our Year 2 pupils are demonstrating their creative skills for visitors to admire, while the rest show Year 1’s little Van Goghs hard at work. The children have been studying the life and work of the famous French Impressionist and have been really enthusiastic about his colourful sunflowers!


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Year 7 Bake Some Noise (part 2!)

Year 7  held their second CAKE SALE at lunchtime yesterday. Before the hungry hordes even descended, the girls had already exceeded their goal of raising £30 for the Make Some Noise campaign, so we will be excited to learn how much they made altogether!

  • Make Some Noise is the charity adopted by FM radio, supporting small but brilliant projects across the UK to provide vital help for youngsters and their families living with illness, disability or lack of opportunity.