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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Happy smiles as Year 13 receive A Level results!

It may have been raining outside this morning, but there were sunny smiles in the hall as our Upper Sixth leavers celebrate another good year of A Level results and their next steps into the worlds of higher education and further training.  Mr Crump says:

“Our hard-working Year 13 girls can be proud of their achievements. They are a multi-national year group and we wish them well as they head off to universities in England and beyond – from Newcastle to Canada – or to their chosen workplace-based training.  I am delighted that all those applying to university have gained places on their chosen courses again this year –  something in which the school takes great pride – with  subjects as diverse as geography, animation, paramedicine, equine management and international development.”

The percentage of passes from A*- C has jumped up by twelve per cent on last year’s total – 73% compared to 61% in 2016 – so there is cause for celebration across the board.

Mr Crump added:

“Of course it’s not just about exam results, important and pleasing as they are. We hope our young women leave this school with well-rounded personalities, achievements in many areas and familiarity with leadership, hard work and high personal aspirations – these are the qualities every employer looks for in a rapidly-changing and uncertain world.”

Pictured below, left to right:  2016-17 Head Girl Anna, who will be studying Politics and English Literature at Newcastle University;  Emily, who is off to Royal Holloway College to study geography and Khloe,  who is heading for Brighton to study paramedic practice.

Deputy Head girl Tami, in the second picture,  has been offered places at  York University in Toronto and the University of Ottowa to study International Development as a step towards her ultimate ambition –  to open maternity clinics and paediatric centres in Malawi to help women with obstetric fistulas and premature babies. Tami received three good A Levels and an A* for her Extended Project Qualification,  for which she composed The Bluest Eyes, a song on black women’s self-image. Tami gained  the maximum 100% marks and you can  listen to her powerful song here.

 

 



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Get on board the Titanic…

How would you like to discover what life was really  like on board the most famous and ill-fated ocean liner of all time, and meet some of  her famous characters – before disaster strikes? Time and Tide museum in Great Yarmouth is currently hosting  Titanic: Honour and Glory,  voted one of the top five exhibitions in the UK by The Times newspaper.  It’s a unique exhibition which really brings to life the history of the legendary ill-fated ocean steamer and will capture the imagination of all the family.  Daily from  10am-4.30pm until 24 September 2017 – find out more from the Time and Tide website.

  • Going to this, or any other exhibition or event? Don’t forget to send us your pictures – small (but fun!) prizes from Mrs French at the beginning of term for any we can use on the blog!


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Mrs Woods’ run for Great Ormond Street

HOHS Head of PE  Laura Woods was among more than 6,000 runners to complete yesterday’s Run Norwich 10km event – well done to her!  The route took competitors in a circuit around the city, passing landmarks such as the castle, cathedral and Carrow Road stadium, before finishing in front of City Hall.  Mrs Woods  writes:

“Congratulations to all those who ran in the Run Norwich 10k event yesterday,  Sunday 6th August. I ran on behalf of Great Ormond Street Hospital with a group of my friends.  I’m not as fast as the legendary Mo Farah but I still felt a huge sense of achievement, pride and relief when I crossed the finish line! Thank you to the crowds of people that supported all those who ran. The cheering really helps!! Enjoy the rest of your summer holiday.”

The Eastern Daily Press has a great gallery of photos from the event which you can browse here.

 

 


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A smack of Jellyfish by Year 5

 

Year 5 pupils created this colourful ‘smack’ of jellyfish in art last term.

  • Did you know that jellyfish…

… can be bigger than a human, while others are as small as a pinhead?
… are eaten by people in some countries?
… have been on Earth for millions of years, even before dinosaurs?
… have no brain but some kinds have eyes?
… are mainly made up of water and protein?
… and that a group of jellyfish is called a ‘smack’?

 


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Grace to perform at London College of Music Prize Giving

Thank you to Grace’s mother for sending us this lovely picture, with news that Grace has achieved a Distinction in her Grade One Musical Theatre exam.

Grace, who has just finished Year 4 at HOHS, achieved such a high mark (95%) that she has been asked to perform at the London College of Music prize giving ceremony.  For the exam, she sang and performed Do Re Mi from The Sound of Music and a song from The Little Mermaid.

Well done, Grace!

  • We love hearing about our pupils’ adventures and achievements, so if YOU have news to share,  please email marketing@hohs.co.uk


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Year 10 lighting up the lab

Year 10 girls took on an interesting challenge in their last science lesson at the end of term, working in pairs or small groups. The task? To create a working model lighthouse, the taller the better, using only newspaper and a few other specified bits and pieces.  They were halfway through the challenge when these pictures were snapped, so we’re not sure which team won, or what scientific principles were applied… but the concentration levels and competitive spirit were certainly in evidence!



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Botanical Art in Phase 3

The standard of artwork from all ages at HOHS is always noteworthy, and this delightful series of botanical paintings from our Phase 3 children is no exception, we are sure you will agree.