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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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Fundraising for Children in Need at HOHS

We had a great time today with our Children in Need activities including doing quizzes and activities from our own Spotacular magazine (thank you, Miss Mann!), decorating ourselves with spots, collecting pennies for Pudsey and taking a leisurely ramble through our beautiful grounds in the bright Autumn sunshine. Thanks to Mr Reeves for providing refreshments at the end of the walk! As you can see we have already made an interim total of over £260 and we still have lots of money to count up, so watch the blog and newsletter next week for the final spotacular total…

More pictures of today’s ramble will be on the blog tomorrow.

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Everyone’s gone dotty at HOHS!

Our senior girls have been buying spotty stickers today and decorating themselves in aid of Children in Need…look out for more pictures later of what is going on in school today, too! The total raised will be announced next week.

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The 2016 Hethersett Old Hall School video is now on Youtube!

We have had almost 3,000 views of our new promotional video since it launched via Facebook a couple of weeks ago…and now, finally, we’ve managed to upload it to our Youtube channel as well!

Click here to link to  the video on youtube

Even if you have already viewed it, please would you take a moment to watch it again via Youtube, to help boost the number of views there? It is such a sweet little film and completely reflects what our happy, thriving school is like, as several parents have commented. We want as many people as possible to see it! Thanks again to Winnie (Wing-Yee,  pictured below), a former HOHS pupil who filmed us at work and play!

Thank you – and have a great long weekend, everyone.




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Our new video is here!

Many thanks to former pupil Wing-Yee Ngai for working with us to produce this video which, we think, completely reflects the heart of our friendly school. Thanks also to the pupils who took part so enthusiastically in the filming, whether they were aware of the camera or not!

We are working through some technical issues with uploading the video itself here, but meanwhile you can view a low resolution version on our Facebook page.



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Snow one day and spring the next!

Pupils from Year 3 got busy during our open morning on Saturday creating cards and designing jars for their flower arrangements. And who were they for? Mummy, of course, just in time for Mothering Sunday!

Paintings and poems can be seen in the Year 3 classroom, which is looking very colourful and rather like springtime despite the flurry of snow we had this morning – we hope you like them!

Ms Mobbs

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Wintry lines and sunny daffodils…

It was lovely to welcome everyone back today after a good half term break.

We may all be looking forward to Spring, now, but it’s not too late to enjoy this Winter poem by our Years 3 and 4 pupils. Mrs Mobbs says, ” We all sat together in our creative writing sessions and brainstormed our ideas for ‘Images of Winter’. We hope you like the result – it’s a bit strange to see the crafty little bunch of daffodils ( brought in by Matilda) making an appearance so soon!”

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