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How is your Easter break going?

Don’t forget to send us news and photos if you are doing something interesting over the holidays – or have been busy drawing, painting or creating! The senders of any published will win one of Windsor Bear’s cute bunny pencils! You can email words and pictures to marketing@hohs.co.uk

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Easter holiday ideas

Whatever the weather, there’s lots going on in and around Norwich and further afield to keep the family amused over the Easter holidays.  Find some great ideas in an article from today’s EDP, here. With everything from outdoor treasure hunts, Easter-themed days and eggstravaganzas to hands-on ‘create your dream room’ activities alongside the Castle Museum’s Small Stories exhibition, there’s something for everyone.

Do send us news and photos if you are doing something interesting over the holidays – the sender of any published will win one of Windsor Bear’s  cute bunny pencils! Send your news to marketing@hohs.co.uk

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Thanks for supporting our PA Christmas Raffle

PA-RAFFLEThank you to everyone who generously donated prizes and purchased tickets for our PA Grand Christmas Raffle. A total of £325 was raised thanks to your support!

Prizes were won by the following people:

1st – J Gunns – Hamper
2nd – Miss Hallam
3rd – Mrs Duffin – shirt or date with Dean
4th – S Lynes
5th – C Campbell
6th – Mrs Greenfield – Date with Dean or cardi or hamper
7th – Mr Greenfield
8th – Mrs Howson
9th – Hazel Arnall
10th – Mrs Griffith
11th – Mrs F Gaskin

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Great PRIZES to be won in the PA Christmas Raffle


Don’t forget to buy your tickets for the PA Christmas Raffle, which is will be drawn on Tuesday 9th December.blank-spacePRIZES include: a round of golf for three people with former England and Norwich football legend Dean Ashton, a signed Norwich City football shirt, a Boden bag, a Massimo Dutti ladies cardigan, 5 x £10 Marmalade Tree vouchers, Christmas hampers and a gingerbread house.

Tickets are available to buy from the school Reception – don’t forget!Raffle-poster-Final-Design-img


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Raffle prizes needed

The PA are seeking donations of quality hamper food and drink items for the annual Christmas raffle – your contribution will be very much appreciated.

Please bring items into reception. Tickets will be on sale from the end of next week and drawn on Friday 5th December.

Becky Greenfield
Chair of PA


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Our Star Bakers were…

bake-offThank you to all those who entered The Great Hethersett Bake Off at the fete yesterday. The cakes were greatly admired and then sold by the slice after the judging.

  • First Place in the Decorated Cupcakes category and Best in Show was awarded to Tamsin Martin. The judges were very impressed by both the look and taste of her fabulous ice cream cone inspired vanilla cupcakes.
  • First Place in the Victoria Sandwich category – the toughest category this year – was awarded to Stella Girling (Year 5).  Stella was also a close contender for Best in Show.
  • First Place in the Tray Bake category was awarded to Sam Kassulke for his delicious chocolate brownies.
  • First Place in the Scones category was awarded to Maisie Alger (Year 9), who just pipped her mum to the post.
  • And finally, in the hotly fought Biscuits category (!), Becky Greenfield was awarded First, Second and the wooden spoon!

All of our ‘Star Bakers’ won a copy of the Mary Berry/Paul Hollywood Bake Off cookery book.

A big thank you to Mrs Morgan and Mrs Richards for stepping in to do the judging – probably one of the best jobs on the day!


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Ready, Steady, Bake and WIN!

There are still 4 more days to brush up on your baking skills before The Great Hethersett Bake Off  this weekend!FETE-POSTER-Bake-off-instructions


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The ‘Star Bakers’ for each category will win a copy of The Great British Bake Off book.

So stock up on your ingredients, dust down your cake tins and get ready to bake!


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Can you tell a ghostly tale?

Screen Shot 2014-08-11 at 5.05.13 pmYoung Writers  are holding a ghost story competition, open to all young writers aged up to 18 years old. Whether you’ve written a spine-chilling tale packed full of suspense, or a ghostly story that’s actually quite funny, they’d love to read it!

yw_bannerAll successful stories will be published in a book alongside other spooky tales from budding storytellers!

An overall winner in each publication will win a fabulous Collection of either “The Spook’s Stories” by Joseph Delaney or “Raven Mysteries” by Marcus Sedgwick. Two runners-up will each receive a Staedtler home office set and a pack of Triplus Fineliner’s all thanks to Staedtler!

prizesGhost Stories is an ongoing competition so there is no closing date. Once they have enough entries to edit a book they will contact the successful writers.

Stories can be a maximum of 250 words.
Entries can be typed or handwritten and should be on A4 paper.

How To Enter
Download your entry form and send your ghost story (including your full name, age and postal address) to:

Ghost stories
Young Writers
Remus House
Coltsfoot Drive

Alternatively you can upload your story online.

Good luck!



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Phizz Whizzing Words Competition


To celebrate the birthday of the world’s no.1 storyteller, Roald Dahl, on the 13th September, Young Writers are inviting you to create your very own short story or poem inspired by his work.

Selected writers will have their work published and also be in with a chance of winning a golden ticket to The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre for 2 adults and up to 3 children!

The closing date for entries is 26th September 2014.

Send your entry to:

‘Phizz-Whizzing Words’
Young Writers
Remus House
Coltsfoot Drive

Alternatively you can download a form and upload your entry here.

Good luck!


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Children’s Art and Photography Competition

art-and-photography-competition-form_7bbc704ce127bf919c89f344dd9c14d5Is there a budding artist or photographer in your home?

Why not enter the Environment 2020 Awards Children’s Art and Photography Competition and be in with a chance of winning £500 worth of Love2Shop vouchers!

Who can enter?
There are three age groups (0-6, 7-11 and 12-16 years old) so households can submit more than one entry increasing the chances of winning.

What do I need to do?
All you have to do is use your imagination to create a piece of hand-crafted art or to take a photograph that reflects the theme, ‘The Environment and the Home’. For example, a chimney with a bad cough. Or a home which uses energy from purely natural sources. The only limit is your imagination!

Previous art competition entries
See our art gallery of previous art competition winners and get inspired.

Seasonal awards
Four times during the year (Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter), there will be quarterly winners for each age group, each receiving £50 of Love2Shop vouchers. Love2Shop vouchers can be spent in thousands of shops, restaurants and attractions across the UK.

Environmental Image of the Year Award
The overall winner in each age group will be invited to an Awards Luncheon, where they will be presented with the Environmental Image of the Year Award by our guest of honour and £500 worth of Love2Shop vouchers.

How to enter
Complete this entry form and send it with your image, to:

Environment 2020 Awards
Marketing Department
Worcester Bosch Group
Cotswold Way

You can enter as many images as you like for the awards, but each must be accompanied by a separate entry form. Unfortunately images cannot be returned.

Closing date for entries are:
Summer: 31st August 2014
Autumn: 30th November 2014
Winter: 15th January 2015

Good luck!