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Summer Fete: twenty minutes till opening!

Come on down to Hethersett Old Hall School from 11am-3.00pm for our  fabulous fete! We’re ready….




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Summer Fete: fifteen minutes till opening!

Come on down to Hethersett Old Hall School from 11am-2.00pm for our  fabulous fete! We’re ready….


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Summer Fete: see you all tomorrow!

Our beautiful gardens have been a hive of activity this morning as tents go up, barbecues are positioned and other essential preparations take place for tomorrow’s HOHS Summer Fete. Meanwhile, Miss Hopwood has been working hard at lunchtimes all week with the children who will be performing Maypole dances, making sure they perfect their skipping and ribbon-weaving moves!

With entertainers, fairground rides, tea-and-cake tent, inflatables, games, barbecue, treasure hunt and stalls galore, this is a fun event for all the family. And don’t miss out on our grand raffle  – there are some amazing prizes including two brand new bikes, signed items from Norwich City FC and many more. Tickets will be on sale on the day.

Entry to the fete is free – look forward to seeing you there!

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PA Update: Fete Date and Raffle Prizes!


The next big PA event is is our ever-popular summer fete, which will be held on Saturday 14th May. We are very excited about our Alice in Wonderland theme! Prepare to be amazed and entertained as you join us at our Mad Hatter’s Tea Tent, follow an enchanted treasure hunt in the woods, keep a look out for the white rabbit and have some great family fun. Every year the children and teachers work very hard to organise money-raising ideas for their stalls; this year the Wonderland theme is sure to get everyone thinking! There will be many more attractions that we will let you know about closer to the event but in the meantime please save the date and spread the word!


So much work goes into our biggest fundraiser of the year that it’s crucial to gather our prizes now. Do you either have something to donate, or know someone with a business who would be kind enough to donate a prize? If so, then please let me know! My email is charissa@taygar.co.uk.


Charissa Garner
Chair of the PA


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PA UPDATE: We couldn’t have done it without you!

PA-pink-boxIt was wonderful to see so many of you at the fete on Saturday, as well as so many people from the local community too!

After months of planning and selling and some extremely hard work we were ready for the fete to begin. Even the loss of two gazebos in the wind the night before could not dampen our enthusiasm, and we managed to pull off our most profitable fete to date!

I would like to say a BIG thank you to everyone involved. Firstly, special thanks to all the members of the PA and the teachers and children who worked so hard to set up such fantastic class stalls.

Thanks also to everybody who filled jam jars, baked cakes, donated toys/books/ secondhand items, bought raffle tickets, lent gazebos, helped on stalls and gave up their time and energy to make our summer fete the huge success that it was.

Thank you all, we simply could not of pulled it off without your support! The total raised will be announced as soon as the final few pennies have been counted.

And finally. On Saturday evening as I poured myself a well deserved G&T, it suddenly dawned on me… next year the fete is going to have to be EVEN bigger and better!!

Charissa Garner
Chair of the PA

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PA UPDATE: See you all tomorrow!

PA-pink-boxAfter much planning and hard work we are finally ready to give HOHS a Fete To Remember!

This year our summer fete will be packed with class stalls, giant inflatable fun, a ‘Vintage Tea & Cake’ tent, archery, tombolas, a ‘Pimm’s & Mocktails’ stall, a Spa Tent, a Grand Raffle, a treasure hunt, a BBQ, a craft tent and so much more.

The Spa Tent will be offering some fantastic mini treatments so book early on in the day to avoid disappointment!

Come and join in the Circus Skills Workshop and finish by watching a circus show – how could anyone miss that!
DSCN5512And finally, children: don’t forget to dress up for our fancy dress competition. £1 to enter.

See you all there tomorrow for a day to remember and don’t forget to bring your friends.

Charissa Garner
Chair of the PA

PS. If anyone has been kind enough to do some baking, cakes can be brought into school today or first thing tomorrow.

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PA FETE: Help! Gazebos needed!

imagesHelp! We are desperately in need of some gazebos for the fete on Saturday. Does anyone have one (or more) that we can borrow?  

Please email me ASAP at charissa@taygar.co.uk and let me know if you have one available – all shapes or sizes would be helpful.

Many thanks

Charissa Garner
Chair of the PA