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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Speech Day on Thursday…order of events

This Thursday is Speech Day and we look forward to welcoming parents and family members. The marquee is almost set up and already looking stunning in our beautiful gardens – and with the weather set to be another hot and sunny day,  the traditional bring-your-own picnic on the lawns afterwards will be wonderful! Please remember that we close for the summer at 3.45pm after Speech Day and there is no day boarding. Here is a reminder of the order of events:

10.30am – Speech Day ceremony begins

12.00 noon – Bring your own picnic on the lawns

1.00 – 2.00pm – Upper Prep and Senior classrooms open to view displays

1.00pm -Year 10 Drama GCSE piece performance on the Women’s Suffrage movement (The Barn)

2.00pm – Tea for all

3.45pm – school closes and there is no day boarding

Setting up the marquee…

 

 

 


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On the menu this week

MONDAY LUNCH:
Jumbo Sausage Roll
Vegetable Kiev
Creamed Potatoes
Green Beans
Salad Bar
Sliced Peaches and Cream
Fresh Fruit
Yogurts

TUESDAY LUNCH:
Roast Chicken Breast
Roast Potatoes
Broccoli and Carrots
Quorn Fillet with BBQ Sauce and Melted Cheese
Salad Bar
Chocolate Fudge Brownie with a Chocolate Sauce
Fresh Fruit
Yogurts

WEDNESDAY LUNCH:
Fish Fingers
Fries
Peas
Mozzarella Sticks
Salad Bar
Fresh Fruit
Yogurts

THURSDAY LUNCH:
Speech Day Buffet


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Keeping cool the healthy way!

On a blazing hot summer’s day,  what could be nicer than cooling down with an ice lolly? Year 12 decided to make their own – but using pure fruit and no added sugar, they kept it healthy, too….


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U12 rounders win v Ormiston

The U12 rounders team recorded a win on their final fixture of the rounders season this afternoon against Ormiston Victory Academy. Final score 21 1/2  to 11 rounders – well done, girls! Player of the Match was awarded to Skyla-Grace for her work on second post. A great way to finish this year! A round up of all the rounders fixtures will be coming shortly: watch this space!

Mrs Woods

 

 


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On the menu this week

MONDAY LUNCH:
Beef Chilli and Rice
Vegetable Chilli
New Potatoes
Salad Bar
Assorted Hot and Cold Desserts
Fresh Fruit
Yogurts

TUESDAY LUNCH:
Chicken, Tomato and Pasta Bake
Tomato Passata Pasta Bake
Cheesy Garlic Bread
Cheese and Onion Pasty
Salad Bar
Pear Halves with Chocolate Sauce
Fresh Fruit
Yogurts

WEDNESDAY LUNCH:
Pork Casserole
Quorn and Root Vegetable Casserole
New Potatoes
Sliced Beans
Salad Bar
Warm Baked Egg Custard
Fresh Fruit
Yogurts

THURSDAY LUNCH:
Meatballs
Onion Gravy
Cheese Croquettes
Mashed Potatoes
Mixed Vegetables
Salad Bar
Creme Caramel
Fresh Fruit
Yogurts

FRIDAY LUNCH:
Chicken Burger
Cheese and Veggie Burger
Fries, Corn and Peas
Salad Bar
Low Fat Yogurts
Fresh Fruit


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Year 10 drama march for women!

Year 10 drama pupils will be performing their GCSE devised piece in The Barn on Speech Day at 1.00pm for all pupils, staff and parents who would like to see it.

For the exam, the girls were required to choose from several stimuli to devise and perform an original piece,  and opted for  ‘Sisters’.  After extensive research, they decided to base the performance on  the Suffrage movement – highly topical  in this centenary year of women gaining the vote.

We wish the girls luck with their exam performance on Monday.  Good luck, too, to Rosamaria E (Year 10) who has been selected as an ‘extra’ on the set of a forthcoming  Richard Curtis / Danny Boyle musical film.

  • Did you know….2018 marks 100 years since women in Britain got the vote, thanks to the tireless campaigning and personal sacrifice of the Suffragettes.

 


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STEM at HOHS: Army Corporal helps girls bring robots to life

Pupils from Years 7-10 and Year 12 took part in some exciting workshops last Friday delivered by Corporal Thomas Power from the Army’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) team.  After hearing about the wide range of STEM-related careers the Army offers, each girl was set a challenge: to modify and wirelessly programme a Lego Mindstorm robot to move around The Barn.  By the end we had dancing robots, robots that could follow a map trail or collect boxes from across the room, and even one with an axe ready to compete in robot wars!

See what the girls said, and scroll down to see images from the workshops.

“We didn’t  know the Army had so many jobs! At first it was really challenging to programme the robot but then we got the hang of it and it was really fun!” Anna, Cristina, Rachel and Fleur (Year 8)

“I did know that there were all those jobs in the Army – I just hadn’t realised that most of them are connected to STEM” – Ashlyn (Year 8)

  • Did you know…?

Women make up just 14.4% of all people working in science and technology roles in the UK, despite being about half of the workforce.  Is it because girls are less able in STEM subjects? No!  In fact, studies show that the opposite is true – but traditionally fewer girls than boys choose to study STEM subjects at A Level and beyond.  At HOHS we are dedicated to breaking this tradition and have an excellent track record of success in STEM subjects.  We regularly plan events such as the workshop last week, to give our girls inspiration and insight into the world of STEM careers.