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A most notable occasion!

Where can you rub shoulders with the likes of Anne Frank, Messi, Madonna, Serena Williams, Darcey Bussell, Alan Sugar and Adele all under one roof? At HOHS, that’s where! Last Friday our Year 9 girls presented a fascinating ‘Meet the Notables’ event in the music room. Each girl had chosen a notable person from history or the current day, researched them and embodied them for the afternoon, answering visitors’ questions about their lives. Click on the thumbnails to see our gallery.

 

 

 

 

 


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Night of the Notables 2017 – see the gallery!

Our Year 9 girls presented a hugely successful ‘Night of the Notables’ to parents and friends last Friday evening in The Barn. Each pupil chose a notable person from history or the current day, researched them and embodied them for the evening, answering visitors’ questions about their lives.  Now the full Gallery is available to view here…

Isabelle as Gabby Adcock

Sarah as Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill


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Night of the Notables tonight – come on down!

Our Year 9 girls will be presenting the annual ‘Night of the Notables’ to parents and friends this evening from 6.30pm in The Barn.

Each pupil has chosen a notable person from history or the current day, researched the character and then will embody them for the evening so that visitors can learn all about them. Do come and have a look if you can – the girls have all done their notables proud! Here is a sneak preview of just a few of the characters visitors will encounter. More pictures will be on the blog  over the weekend!


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A very notable night indeed!

Yesterday saw Nadia Comaneci and Angelina Jolie rubbing shoulders with Nelson Mandela, Vera Rubin, Mahatma Gandhi, Judy Garland,  Alan Turing and a host of other notable figures from times gone by and the present day, as our Year 9 presented a memorable Night of the Notables 2016.

All the girls had worked hard since September researching their chosen notable and the final resulting display was really fascinating and very impressive!  Parents and friends visiting the Barn during the evening had the opportunity to find out about the notables from the girls, who were dressed in character and ready to answer questions beside their individual displays.

 The full list of notables  and pictures from the event are here.

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Come and meet the rich, the famous, the dedicated and the downright clever at HOHS this Wednesday evening!

Have you ever wanted to meet a famous current or historical figure? Do you have questions you would like to ask them? Well, on Wednesday evening HOHS is offering you the chance to do just that! A variety of famous folk, both historical and contemporary will be rubbing shoulders in the Barn when our Year 9 girls hold their annual ‘Night of the Notables’.

Each pupil has chosen and researched a notable person from history or the current day and will embody them for the evening so that visitors can learn all about them. The girls have been working hard since September researching their chosen notable and will not only have fascinating exhibits and displays to show you, but also be dressed up as them, ready to answer questions in character.

Notables this year include Nelson Mandela, Ginger Rogers, Paul Walker, Tom Daley, Mahatma Gandhi, Angelina Jolie, Judy Garland, Nadia Comaneci, Vera Rubin, Michael Jackson and many more.

All parents and visitors are welcome to come along to the Barn from 6.30 – 8.30pm, discover the secrets of these fascinating individuals and give the girls the chance to showcase their research.

Pictures are from last year’s Night of the Notables.

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Ella’s family connection with her ‘Notable’

For her Night of the Notables project, Year 9’s Ella chose David Attenborough, whose wildlife books and broadcasting career she greatly admires.

Early on in her research, Ella wrote to the famous presenter telling him what she was planning to do for her project. She not only received a very prompt and friendly reply with a signed photograph and good luck message, she also discovered by coincidence that she has a family connection with him.

An elderly relative remembers that Ella’s great-great-great aunt was best friends with David Attenborough’s mother. They went to teacher training college together and so she met David when he was a child.

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A very notable night indeed

Last Thursday saw nurse Edith Cavell rubbing shoulders with David Beckham, David Attenborough, Katherine Hepburn, Princess Diana and a host of other notable figures from times gone by and the present day, as our Year 9 presented a memorable Night of the Notables.

All the girls had worked hard since September researching their chosen notable and the final resulting display was both fascinating and very impressive!  

Parents and friends visiting the Barn during the evening had the opportunity to find out about the notables from the girls, who were dressed in character and ready to answer questions beside their individual displays.

The notables this year included: Katherine Hepburn, David Beckham, David Attenborough, Edith Cavell, Gregor Mendall, Kusama Yayoi, Princess Diana, David Walliams and Tim Stockdale.

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See more photos here.