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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The Results are In!

Once again, owing to our small classes and tutorial-style education, we are pleased to announce that all our Year 13 students have gained places at their first choice of university. With a pass rate of 100% and the percentage of A*-B grades rising by 8%, our girls have gained places on courses ranging from mechatronics (a combination of mechanics and electronics) to international event management.

On Speech Day, we heard from our Head Girl, Kami, about her aspiration to read pharmacy at Aston University. Pharmacy is an over-subscribed course with high grade requirements and we would like to congratulate Kami on achieving her goal.

Well done to all our Sixth Formers. We wish you every success in your future. We hope you keep in touch and let us know how you get on in your degree.

If there are any recent graduates who would like to share their results and next steps, please send a photo and a brief outline of your plans to marketing@hohs.co.uk.


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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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On the menu this week

MONDAY LUNCH:
Jumbo Sausage Roll
Vegetable Kiev
Creamed Potatoes
Green Beans
Salad Bar
Sliced Peaches and Cream
Fresh Fruit
Yogurts

TUESDAY LUNCH:
Roast Chicken Breast
Roast Potatoes
Broccoli and Carrots
Quorn Fillet with BBQ Sauce and Melted Cheese
Salad Bar
Chocolate Fudge Brownie with a Chocolate Sauce
Fresh Fruit
Yogurts

WEDNESDAY LUNCH:
Fish Fingers
Fries
Peas
Mozzarella Sticks
Salad Bar
Fresh Fruit
Yogurts

THURSDAY LUNCH:
Speech Day Buffet


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Year 6 camp out tonight!

Nursery children watched Year 6 busily putting up their tents in the secure prep playground earlier, ready for their exciting annual camp out this evening. It’s an absolutely glorious afternoon for their barbecue and games in the gardens and we are sure they will have a fabulous time before getting under canvas for a good night’s sleep!


 


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U12 rounders win v Ormiston

The U12 rounders team recorded a win on their final fixture of the rounders season this afternoon against Ormiston Victory Academy. Final score 21 1/2  to 11 rounders – well done, girls! Player of the Match was awarded to Skyla-Grace for her work on second post. A great way to finish this year! A round up of all the rounders fixtures will be coming shortly: watch this space!

Mrs Woods

 

 


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On the menu this week

MONDAY LUNCH:
Beef Chilli and Rice
Vegetable Chilli
New Potatoes
Salad Bar
Assorted Hot and Cold Desserts
Fresh Fruit
Yogurts

TUESDAY LUNCH:
Chicken, Tomato and Pasta Bake
Tomato Passata Pasta Bake
Cheesy Garlic Bread
Cheese and Onion Pasty
Salad Bar
Pear Halves with Chocolate Sauce
Fresh Fruit
Yogurts

WEDNESDAY LUNCH:
Pork Casserole
Quorn and Root Vegetable Casserole
New Potatoes
Sliced Beans
Salad Bar
Warm Baked Egg Custard
Fresh Fruit
Yogurts

THURSDAY LUNCH:
Meatballs
Onion Gravy
Cheese Croquettes
Mashed Potatoes
Mixed Vegetables
Salad Bar
Creme Caramel
Fresh Fruit
Yogurts

FRIDAY LUNCH:
Chicken Burger
Cheese and Veggie Burger
Fries, Corn and Peas
Salad Bar
Low Fat Yogurts
Fresh Fruit


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STEM at HOHS: Army Corporal helps girls bring robots to life

Pupils from Years 7-10 and Year 12 took part in some exciting workshops last Friday delivered by Corporal Thomas Power from the Army’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) team.  After hearing about the wide range of STEM-related careers the Army offers, each girl was set a challenge: to modify and wirelessly programme a Lego Mindstorm robot to move around The Barn.  By the end we had dancing robots, robots that could follow a map trail or collect boxes from across the room, and even one with an axe ready to compete in robot wars!

See what the girls said, and scroll down to see images from the workshops.

“We didn’t  know the Army had so many jobs! At first it was really challenging to programme the robot but then we got the hang of it and it was really fun!” Anna, Cristina, Rachel and Fleur (Year 8)

“I did know that there were all those jobs in the Army – I just hadn’t realised that most of them are connected to STEM” – Ashlyn (Year 8)

  • Did you know…?

Women make up just 14.4% of all people working in science and technology roles in the UK, despite being about half of the workforce.  Is it because girls are less able in STEM subjects? No!  In fact, studies show that the opposite is true – but traditionally fewer girls than boys choose to study STEM subjects at A Level and beyond.  At HOHS we are dedicated to breaking this tradition and have an excellent track record of success in STEM subjects.  We regularly plan events such as the workshop last week, to give our girls inspiration and insight into the world of STEM careers.