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Match Report: Frisbee tournament v Old Buckenham

Last Friday afternoon our girls were fired up and ready to play in the first-ever Frisbee fixture being held at HOHS.

The grand slam tournament of Kanjam, which featured almost 30 participants, provided the perfect opportunity for us to build up basic skills and get the girls ready for Ultimate Frisbee in the summer term.

Kanjam is a game that requires accuracy and team work, with players trying to score a greater number of points than their opponents in each 10 minute game.Frisbee1Frisbee2A long warm up served us well as our aggressive start meant that we were all level after the first three rounds, at 6 games each. This however forced Old Buckenham to raise their game and compete with a new-found determination.

After the fourth and fifth rounds the game completely changed; Old Buckenham were firing on all cylinders and our girls were starting to feel the pressure. Usually reliable players began making silly errors and our opponents took the remaining rounds.

The tournament finished with Old Buckenham winning 4 rounds and Hethersett holding them to a tie in the remaining three. Using a rather complex scoring system this made the final score 11-3 to Old Buckingham.

Despite this end result, the tournament was closely fought with many games being decided by just a few points. Our team did themselves particularly proud as they were made up of a mix of Year 6, 8, 10 and 11 students, competing against an entirely Year 11 mixed group from Old Buckenham.

Good fun was had by all and we will have our revenge at our next encounter!

A big thanks to all those who came to watch and support.

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See our girls in action:

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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!


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Calling all Pet Poets!

logoAre you an animal lover who loves to write?yw_banner

Young Writers are running a Pet Poetry competition and they have just extended the closing date to Friday 29th August 2014.

You could write about your pet, your favourite animal, the animal kingdom or even an imaginary creature! Perhaps wildlife conservation or the plight of a certain animal could be the inspiration for your poem. 

Ideas for your poem…
Write an alphabet poem about lots of different animals
Write your poem from an animal’s point of view
Write about your pet, a wild animal or a dinosaur
Create a creature – what happens if you mix an octopus, a dragon and a kangaroo? Write a poem about your make-believe pet
Write about the plight of an animal
Write about the funny things your pet does!

Why Take Part?
Here’s a great chance to develop your creative writing skills, share your poem with other young writers and showcase your writing talents. There’s also the opportunity to have your poem published.

Prizes Up For Grabs!
The top 5 Pet Poets will win a year’s animal (elephant, turtle, tiger, polar bear or orang-utan) adoption package from WWF, plus there’s a Limited Edition bookmark for every entrant and a certificate of merit for every published poet.

One entry per person
Free to enter
Poems up to 30 lines
Open to all young writers aged 4-18 years old

How To Enter
Write your poem and include your name, age and postal address
Send your poem by the Friday 29th August 2014 to:

Young Writers
Pet Poetry
Remus House
Coltsfoot Drive

Or email your poem to: competitions@youngwriters.co.uk or click here to upload your poem online.

 Good luck!