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Pudsey total at HOHS

Our fun activities last Friday for Children in Need – the ramble, onesie race, scavenger hunt and Pennies for Pudsey – made a final total of £336 for the charity. Well done – and thank you, everyone!

 


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Rambling for Pudsey at HOHS

We promised some more pictures of last Friday’s sponsored ramble through our Autumnal woods and gardens. All the Prep children took part and enjoyed being together outside…we love that our school nurtures co-operatoin between different year groups, the older children always keen to encourage the younger ones.




 



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Fundraising for Pudsey at HOHS

We had a great time today with our Children in Need activities including collecting pennies for Pudsey, taking a leisurely ramble through our beautiful grounds in the bright Autumn sunshine, a “Runsie” (fun run wearing a onesie) and scavenger hunts! Looks like we have raised over £300 in total: we’ll be able to confirm this on Monday, and let you know which house won the donations competition, too.  More pictures of today’s ramble will be on the blog next week… WELL DONE, everyone!

 


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Scavenging for Children in Need this week!

With Children in Need this Friday, activities are underway at HOHS! Mia and Maisy (Year 12) have been running scavenger hunts since yesterday, with pupils encouraged to find the 15 spotty images they have placed around the grounds and gardens. Here are some of the Prep children having fun locating them all!


 

 

 

 


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Welcome back for an exciting half term!

We hope all our families have had an enjoyable half term break – we’re looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow, ready for more hard work and fun at the friendliest school in the area!

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Happy St Patrick’s Day from HOHS!

Did you know that St Patrick, the famous fifth-century missionary and Patron Saint of Ireland, wasn’t originally from the Emerald Isle? It is thought that he was kidnapped by pirates when he was a teenager and taken to Ireland as a slave looking after animals. Then, later, he escaped but had a vision telling him to go back and spread the word about Christianity.  It is believed that St Patrick  used the shamrock, with its three leaves in one plant, to explain the Holy Trinity.  In assembly this week, Upper and Lower Prep pupils learned all about the famous saint – and our dining room was decorated with shamrocks and leprechauns for a distinctly Irish lunch menu of Beef and Guinness sausages and colcannon!


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Welcome back for an exciting half term!

We hope all our families have had an enjoyable half term break – we’re looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow, ready for more hard work and fun at the friendliest school in the area!
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Father Christmas, Reindeer and crafting at HOHS

This morning saw lots of smiles and fun as families came together in the Barn to do some Christmas-themed crafting together and chat to Father Christmas. Meanwhile, outside, two of his reindeer were ready to show us how much they like carrots! Thanks to our hardworking PA members for organising this – and for serving delicious mince pies, soup and other goodies, too!

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Over £350 raised for Children in Need, and still counting!

Last Friday’s activities for Children in Need at HOHS have now raised £367.40 (up nearly £100 since the first count noted in the picture below!) – and with sales of the second edition of Spotacular  still to count, the grand total will be even higher! Well done everyone and thank you for your generosity.  The Pennies for Pudsey activity yielded  1, 504 pennies,  960 two pence pieces and nearly 400 five pence pieces…there were also a few Canadian and American cents that slipped in and fourteen Euros!

 

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Rambling round the HOHS grounds…

We promised more photos of yesterday’s ramble in aid of Children in Need…and here they are! We were so lucky with the weather which was bright and sunny all afternoon

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