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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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!

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Speech Day picnic just beats the rain!

Today we celebrated arguably the biggest day of the school year  – Speech Day! A full report will be posted soon, but in the meantime, we wanted to share some photos of families enjoying their picnic lunches after the formal part of the day was completed.  Anyone who had hoped for a leisurely lunch in the sunshine over a couple of hours was disappointed though –  barely had the last sandwich been consumed than the skies opened, the thunder roared…and the marquee came into its own again!

We hope all the families who came to share this landmark event enjoyed the day.

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Chicks update!

Last week we reported on the clutch of baby chick eggs which had arrived in the Prep School.

The children have been fascinated to see the little chicks hatch (it takes a while to break through the eggs’ shell, and looks like hard work!). They have also observed how the chicks need a bit of time to rest and let their downy feathers dry out and fluff up before they venture out and learn how to drink from the water bowls and find their food. The pupils have taken turns to handle the chicks, too. Here are some of our Year 1 pupils – they were being very, very careful and gentle!

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Chicks have arrived!

A clutch of baby chick eggs arrived in the Prep School earlier this week.
There was plenty of excitement all round – and now the eggs have hatched it is even better! All the Prep children will have the opportunity to see and handle the chicks up close over the coming week. Watch out for more pictures…


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Eve Scoops Dance Trophy

Eve (Year 5) has been dancing with the Stella School of Dance (formerly YSD) since she was three years old, progressing through the graded exams in the various disciplines with excellent results.

Last Sunday, at an awards ceremony held at the Sir Walter Roy Theatre in Norwich, she was presented with the trophy for “Highest Achievement Award for overall exam results” for her age group. She also collected certificates for ballet, tap, modern and acrobatic exams taken over the past two years – most of which were honours or distinctions.  She has worked really hard for her exams, even delaying her birthday party to concentrate on practising – and her determination has paid off. Well done, Eve!


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Fabulous Fete!

The weather may have been a little chilly but there was warm laughter, fun and a lovely laid-back atmosphere at HOHS for our well-attended fete today! Thanks to the PA for organising such a great event, and thanks to all who came – we hope you all had a great time!

Lots more photos to come over the next few days!

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Summer Fete next week!

After months of planning and preparation, our Summer Fete is almost upon us – it’s next Saturday, 6th May.

Many thanks to all the parents who have so far made generous donations of raffle prizes, jam jars, plants, books, tombola prizes and pledges to bake for our
famous cake tent! Items still to come, and raffle ticket stubs or unsold tickets, can be left in the school reception any day next week.

Most importantly, though, do come along and have a brilliant time – and tell your friends and neighbours, too!