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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Happy St Patrick’s Day from HOHS!

Did you know that St Patrick, the famous fifth-century missionary and Patron Saint of Ireland, wasn’t originally from the Emerald Isle? It is thought that he was kidnapped by pirates when he was a teenager and taken to Ireland as a slave looking after animals. Then, later, he escaped but had a vision telling him to go back and spread the word about Christianity.  It is believed that St Patrick  used the shamrock, with its three leaves in one plant, to explain the Holy Trinity.  In assembly this week, Upper and Lower Prep pupils learned all about the famous saint – and our dining room was decorated with shamrocks and leprechauns for a distinctly Irish lunch menu of Beef and Guinness sausages and colcannon!

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St Patrick’s Day in the dining room!

With an Irishman in charge of our kitchens, it’s not surprising we had a St Patrick’s Day theme at lunchtime today, with a menu that included Irish specialities such as beef and Guinness stew, colcannon and Irish Cream torte. There were leprechauns and shamrocks in evidence everywhere, too! Thank you Mr Reeves and team!

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Happy St Patrick’s Day from Noah and Lottie!

Pupils in our Nursery (Yellow) class have been celebrating St Patrick’s Day and enjoying some special party bags  – green, of course!  The bags were kindly brought in by two of their classmates, Noah and Lottie, who come from Ireland.  The children have been learning about some Irish traditions, thanks to the lucky shamrocks, toys and sweets in their goody bags…  

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