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More award winners at the Royal Norfolk Show

Two more of our Prep School pupils who received poetry and art awards at the Royal Norfolk Show last week!
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Winning awards at the Royal Norfolk Show

Congratulations to all our pupils who received poetry and art awards at the Royal Norfolk Show yesterday!
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Art and poetry awards at the 2015 Royal Norfolk Show

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Organisers of the Royal Norfolk Show this week announced the winners of the prestigious schools art and poetry competitions. These attract hundreds of entries from schools around Norfolk – and HOHS has scooped many of the top prizes and awards!

All the winning, runner-up and commended entries will be displayed at the Show itself at the beginning of July so we hope as many of you as possible will proudly visit the marquee!

Meanwhile, very well done to the following:

POETRY:  Years 7, 8 & 9 category
Ella Kassulke – overall WINNER
Mia Ellis-Wood – runner-up
Lacey Mayes – highly commended

POETRY: Years 5 & 6 category
Imogen Stubbs – overall WINNER

POETRY: Years 3 & 4 category
Romily Garner – runner-up

POETRY: Years 1 & 2 category
Imogen Glynn – commended

ART: Years 5 & 6 category
Harriet Catlin – highly commended

ART: Years 3 & 4 category
Laila Oarton – runner-up

ART: Reception/ Years 1 & 2 category
Imogen Glynn – overall WINNER
Edith Martin – runner-up
Georgina Ellis – highly commended
Chloe Tricker – highly commended


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Our ‘free verse poets’ in Year 5

Since half term, the Year 5 class have learnt about the free verse poems by Michael Rosen and Roger McGough. We created our own ‘working wall’ to feature the different poems each member of the class looked at.

Some of the children are now writing free verse poems for their entry into the Royal Norfolk Show poetry competition!

Miss Hopwood
Year 5 work


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Our winning poet is..

Screen Shot 2014-12-05 at 3.40.48 pmThis term’s poetry competition had the theme of ’Remember’. There were a lot of very good entries which made judging a difficult task, but the poem deemed to be the most successful and original was by Charlotte S in Year 9. Charlotte’s poem, ‘Remember’, told a well-paced story with emotional as well as narrative content.

Darci Sheppard-Mobbs was placed as runner-up, as was Skyla-Grace Manning in the Prep School. The poems written by Sophie Barrow, Rebekah Young, Aisling Kendall, Lauren Barlow-Hunter, Gabriella Moretti-Miles and Ella Kassulke were highly commended.

All these poems are currently displayed in the English department.

Well done to everyone who entered, and look out for the next poetry competition!

Mrs Crump


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Could you be our Christmas poet?

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Calling all pupils from Year 3 up to Year 13!

You are  invited to  get your Christmas thinking caps on and let the muse inspire you! We are looking for a poem with the theme of a Christmas Star. The winning poem will be read out at the Four Schools Carol Concert in December.

Please hand your entries in to Mrs Richards after half term. The competition deadline is Friday 7th November 2014.


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Poetry Competition

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