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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Year 7 Bake Some Noise (part 2!)

Year 7  held their second CAKE SALE at lunchtime yesterday. Before the hungry hordes even descended, the girls had already exceeded their goal of raising £30 for the Make Some Noise campaign, so we will be excited to learn how much they made altogether!

  • Make Some Noise is the charity adopted by FM radio, supporting small but brilliant projects across the UK to provide vital help for youngsters and their families living with illness, disability or lack of opportunity.


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Year 7 Make Some Noise (and cakes!)

Year 7  held a CAKE SALE at lunchtime today (Thursday 12th October), with another planned for tomorrow (Friday 13th),  in their form room, M1.

Pupils and staff – if you didn’t manage to grab a sweet treat today, please come tomorrow!

The girls are raising money for Global’s Make Some Noise campaign, the charity adopted by FM radio, supporting small but brilliant projects across the UK to provide vital help for youngsters and their families living with illness, disability or lack of opportunity. Watch the blog for pictures, and news of how much the girls make!


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Hope into (Tasty) Action by Year 7

Year 7 held a cake sale at lunchtime the day before the end of term in aid of their chosen charity Hope into Action, which provides homes for the most vulnerable in society in partnership with local churches. Plenty of pupils and staff came along and bought tasty treats. The sum raised will be announced later, but meanwhile, well done, girls, for bringing our attention to this very worthwhile cause, and thank you to all the girls and parents who made or donated items to sell.


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Year 7 cake sale tomorrow

Year 7 will be holding a cake sale at lunchtime (12.30pm) tomorrow, Thursday 30th March, in Room M1.

All proceeds from the sale will go to the girls’ chosen charity Hope into Action, which provides homes for the most vulnerable in society in partnership with local churches. We hope as many pupils and staff as possible will come along and buy some cakes from us tomorrow and help raise lots of money for this very worthwhile cause!

Some of the Year 7 girls who are selling cakes tomorrow


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Ellie and Leoni cake sale success

Ellie and Leoni (Year 6) worked very hard making and baking marshmallow snowmen and other delicious and pretty things to sell at their cake and Hama bead sale on Friday.  Their stall was so busy that they almost sold out of everything,  raising £46.66 for Wellchild. Ellie’s mum is training for the next London Marathon in aid of the charity, which helps get seriously ill children across the UK out of hospital and cared for at home.  Well done, girls!

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Ellie’s cake and Hama bead sale

Ellie (Year 6)’s mum is training for the next London Marathon in aid of Wellchild, a charity which helps get seriously ill children across the UK out of hospital and cared for at home.  Ellie, Leoni, Poppy and friends are holding a cake and Hama bead sale on Friday 9th December at 1.00pm in the courtyard to help raise some money for this worthwhile cause.  Do come and support them! Look out for Ellie’s posters around the school!

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Update on Ava, one of the HOHS-sponsored puppies!

The_Guide_Dogs_for_the_Blind_Association_logoWhen they were in Year 10, our current Lower Sixth started sponsoring Ava, a labradoodle pup who was a promising Guide Dog candidate. Now we have had an exciting update on her progress: she has just moved on to advanced training in London where she spends all day with Luke, her trainer, out and about in London, walking around the office or sitting next to Luke’s desk. Ava already has no trouble with London trains and buses and will start to go on the Underground and escalators with Luke soon.

Luke says, “I am hopeful she will take it all in her stride as she is very confident and picks things up easily. She is rarely scared to try things, which is great.”

The next step will be to find a suitable owner for Ava – someone whose life she really will change as a guide dog by helping them find more independence and confidence in their everyday living. Luke says that Ava’s future owner will have to suit a dog with personality – she’s quite a character!

The first two pictures are recent – Ava off duty and on duty with  Luke;  the third,  from the Sponsor a Puppy 2017 calendar,  shows Ava as a puppy with her brother at six weeks old. Aaah!

You can find out more about Ava – including a video from when she was a little puppy – on the Sponsor a Puppy website.

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