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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Matilda’s gymnastics achievement

Congratulations to Matilda, Year 4,  who received her Level 1 British Gymnastics Proficiency award last Saturday. Matilda has worked from Level 8 up to Level 1.

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Lucy Vaults into First Place

Lucy C, Year  9,  regularly takes part  in gymnastics competitions to county level with her gymnastics club Split Leaps.  On Saturday she competed in her last of the year – the Split Leaps In House competition. Her upgraded routines, in preparation for next year, included a vault that she had only landed for the first time last week. Despite tough competition from her teammates, Lucy came away with Bronze for bars and a Gold for vault. She is now looking ahead to her first competition in 2017 –  after a break for Christmas of course!

Well done, Lucy!


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There be dragons…!

On Wednesday, Years 1 and 2 visited the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts. The children spent the morning with guide Michelle who told them all about the ancient Chinese sculptures in the SCVA collection. They loved the figures of the dancing ladies and the mythical beast! After this, the children took some time to sketch some of the exhibits. The ballet girls even practised standing in fourth position like Degas’ Little Dancer! In the afternoon, we took part in a workshop, led by SCVA artist Doo. We used boxes and mixed materials to create some amazing Chinese dragon head sculptures. The minibus was very quiet on the way home as most of the children had fallen asleep! Clearly, they had a wonderful, busy day at this fabulous gallery. 

Miss Doughty 

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Year 12 visit higher education convention

Year 12 attended a useful higher education convention at UEA this week.

After speaking to representatives from numerous universities and collecting bags full of prospectuses to browse through, we went to several talks covering a variety of useful topics such as choosing courses and preparing an art portfolio, as well as those dealing with specific courses, from business to medicine.

The day was useful for focusing minds on what the girls are planning at the end of Year 13, and will be followed up with plenty of individual advice and guidance from staff here in the coming months.

Mrs GroveYear 13 UEA

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Sports Results: U10/U11 netball tournament

On the Monday 16th March the U10 and U11 netball teams played in a ‘High 5s’ netball tournament at the UEA, hosted by the Norwich School Sports Partnership.

The U11s finished third in their group overall winning two and losing two matches, scoring 20 goals in total.

SQUAD: Emily, Charlotte, Taeonga, Harriet, Mia and Georgia.

The U10s finished fourth place in their group.

SQUAD: Fleur, Cristina, Anna, James and AnnieWell done to all the players!

Miss Mickleburgh
Head of PE


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Lucy tumbles into ‘Medal Place’

Congratulations to Lucy C who joined us in Year 7 this September, having moved to Norfolk from Bristol. Having previously been a member of Bristol Hawks Gymnastics club, Lucy joined Split Leaps Gymnastics based at UEA and has recently competed in two gymnastics competitions with them.

On Sunday 26th October, she competed in the Norfolk Regional Women’s Apparatus Competition, held at the UEA. She achieved 7th place out of 43 in her age group on bar and vault – a very good result as she’d only been with the club for six weeks!

On Sunday 9th November, Lucy competed in the Norfolk Gymnastics Association Trampette and Tumbling Competition, held at Easton College. She was placed second in her age group/level for tumbling, and is pictured here with her medal and certificate.

Well done, Lucy.Lucy gymnastics

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Year 12 start planning for their future

Year 12 spent yesterday morning at the Higher Education Fair which was held at the University of East Anglia. There were many universities present, all readily providing information and prospectuses about the courses at their establishments.

After wandering around picking up numerous booklets, Mrs Grove and Mrs Maher  collecting enough to fully restock the careers library, the girls went to a seminar. They were able to choose from talks on course choices, personal statements, medical science, social science and humanity courses.

Everyone enjoyed the morning and came away laden with goodies and with information to start thinking about choices for future study. The research into universities and the courses they offer will be continued in form time and enrichment lessons over the coming weeks.

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