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Celebrating achievements at HOHS Speech Day

There was so much to celebrate at our Speech Day today – a lovely day and with perfect weather for the traditional family picnic on the lawns afterwards, too! A truly inspirational speech from guest Jo Cruse who used examples of young women who have become leaders in their field to speak to our girls about their futures ‘bursting with virtually limitless possibility’. She also spoke with candid honesty about the challenges and opportunities that accompany times of change – as she herself faces a crossroads. “I thought it was an amazing speech”, said Amy H (Year 11) “It was as if she was talking directly to me and understood my own thoughts and feelings, I was transfixed!”

Happy holidays, everyone!


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Speech Day picnic just beats the rain!

Today we celebrated arguably the biggest day of the school year  – Speech Day! A full report will be posted soon, but in the meantime, we wanted to share some photos of families enjoying their picnic lunches after the formal part of the day was completed.  Anyone who had hoped for a leisurely lunch in the sunshine over a couple of hours was disappointed though –  barely had the last sandwich been consumed than the skies opened, the thunder roared…and the marquee came into its own again!

We hope all the families who came to share this landmark event enjoyed the day.



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Celebrating another successful school year

Speech-Day9We look forward to celebrating the biggest day of the school year tomorrow – Speech Day!

image As well as hearing from our Chair of Governors, Headmaster and Head Girls, Dr Anne Edwards BEM – a John Innes Centre research scientist who won recognition in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List for services to the environment and the public understanding of science – will be giving a talk and presenting prizes.

The day will run as follows:

Prize Giving in the Marquee: 11.00am
Picnic Lunches: 12.30pm
Exhibitions & Performances: 1.30pm
Afternoon Tea: 2.30pm

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