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Guineapigs’ holiday!

Our boarders’ two little ‘piggies’, Winnie and Bubbles, had a lovely half term holiday last week! Many thanks to the Tricker family for hosting them and taking such good care of them for us.

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Time for another look at our Hethersett Old Hall School video!

It’s just about a year since our HOHS promotional video was launched – and it had over 3,000 views when it appeared on our Facebook page! It still gives us that “aaaah” feeling, and reflects our happy, thriving school very well – so why not give it another look? Click here to link to  the video on youtube and let’s get the number of views there up!

The film was made by Winnie (Wing-Yee,  pictured below), a former HOHS pupil who is now a film maker.



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We’re Going on a Bear Hunt

Year 1 really enjoyed their visit to the theatre last term to see Michael Rosen’s famous We’re Going on a Bear Hunt come to life. Now the children have been doing some excellent work with Mrs Bird to follow up on what they saw and heard.

They have been retelling the story in a drama session, remembering and checking the sequence of events and illustrating the action. Their work is now on display outside the Year 1 classroom – parents, do come and have a look!


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See the Seals at Winterton and Horsey

A walk on the beach can be a refreshing antidote to all that eating we’ve probably done over the last few days. Norfolk of course has a wonderful choice of beaches, each with its own unique character and features. My personal favourite is Winterton  – I love the miles of empty sand and paths through the dunes, there’s a great café and it is dog-friendly all year.  I will be going for a walk this week with friends and family along the beach towards Horsey until we come to the seals…literally hundreds of them, mothers and babies, littering the water’s edge until around the end of January. If you’ve never experienced this amazing sight, it is well worth a visit. You can follow the crowds to Horsey itself  for sightings from the dunes if  the walk from Winterton is too long for any family members.  Do take care not to disturb the seals.

You can find out more and see videos here.

Liz French, Blog editor


Merry Christmas everyone!

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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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