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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Make your Easter bonnets and decorate an egg!

Easter may be a few weeks away yet, but the holidays start next week and we have some exciting Easter activities planned for the last day of term next Friday, 23rd March,  for pupils in the Lower and Upper Prep departments.  Children may decorate a hard-boiled egg at home and bring it into school on Friday – in a named container, please. There will be individual prizes for the eggs that roll furthest in our egg-rolling competition and we will roll for an overall school winner!

Children are also invited to design and make an Easter bonnet to bring into school on Friday. We will have a parade and there will be prizes for the best in each class. This lovely photo is from last year…we especially loved Lottie’s watering can creation – magic!


Winter Wonderland thank yous

Is it really almost a week ago? A huge thank you to everyone who helped, donated raffle prizes, baked cakes, helped set up and clear away, took a stall or just came to support our Winter Wonderland Fair last Saturday. It was much appreciated!

The whole event was relaxed and enjoyable and in terms of fundraising was a big success, with takings of over £2100 before expenses, so it will be a big boost for PA funds. Most of our 50+ stallholders had a good day and are keen to come to our summer fete next May.

We hope you all enjoyed this event as much as we did – and thanks again! More pictures of the Fair were on the blog last weekend.

Joy Elsley, PA Chair

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Winter Wonderland NOW in the Hethersett Old Hall School sports hall!

We’ve got snow, we’ve got elves, we’ve got Santa (till 1pm), we’ve got face-painting and crafts….there’s a pop-up restaurant, tea and cakes….and over 50 stalls of seasonal gorgeousness.  So if you are anywhere near Hethersett today, come on down before 3pm today! These pictures were taken just as we opened at 10 this morning and it’s already getting busy! Free entry and free parking.

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Winter Wonderland is here!

After months of planning and preparation by our PA, and generous donations from you, our Winter Wonderland Fair is almost here.  It’s tomorrow in the Sports Hall, in fact…and it promises to be a fantastic day!  Come and  browse 50 + stalls selling everything from handmade crafts and gifts to artisan food, beauty products, books, flowers, plants, home items, Christmas decorations and more. There will be craft activities for children, hot food and cakes, a raffle with lots of great prizes …and children can have an early chat with Santa for £1 including a small gift and sweets. The event itself is free and open to everyone – 10.00am-3.00pm. Tell your friends !


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More fireworks!

Three more lovely pictures to share from the Friday bonfire and firework party – these come courtesy of Sophia S  (Year 2) – thank you very much to her mum for sending them to us!

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Fireworks party goes with a bang!

Thanks to all the families and friends who came to our bonfire and fireworks party on Friday evening – we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did! Special thanks to our hard-working PA members – and not forgetting Mr Reeves for providing soup and food for the barbecue. Mrs Elsley and Mrs Barrow’s toffee apples and chocolate marshmallows proved a huge hit too!

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Bonfire and fireworks tonight!

Preparations are underway for tonight’s HOHS fireworks and bonfire party and we are looking forward to seeing many of our pupils, families and friends for what is always a very enjoyable event. The impressive bonfire will be lit at about 5pm and Mr Crump will be setting off the fireworks a little before 6pm.

As you can see,  Mrs Elsley and Mrs Barrow have been busy making yummy toffee apples and chocolate marshmallows – thank you, ladies! – and don’t forget you’ll also be able to buy a barbecue tea. All proceeds go to the Parents’ Association fund to provide ‘extras’ all the children can enjoy. See you later!