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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Adventure club fun

Autumn is a wonderful time of year for gathering colourful materials for creative play, as these pictures from Lower prep after school adventure club clearly demonstrate!


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Restarting a Heart

The British Heart Foundation Restart a Heart initiative  saw two training sessions in HOHS . Both were well-attended and a total of sixteen pupils and staff learned how to save a life using CPR techniques on our training manikins.

As an additional interest, there was a demonstration of how to use a defibrillator.

Have a look at the BHF website for a story of Sarah,  who saved her father’s life only two weeks after being trained in CPR at school.

Kate Midgley



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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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Please share our Winter Wonderland Fair poster!

From Joy Elsley, Chair of our Parents’ Association:

Parents and friends – if you haven’t already made a note in your diaries, please do now – and tell your friends and families. If you can, please share our poster, below!

Saturday November 18th is our big Winter Wonderland Fair. There will be stalls galore (over 45 of them!) selling everything from crafts to Christmas decorations, artisan foods and handmade clothes.  You can also enjoy food and refreshments from our wonderful chef and games and activities for the children.

Interested in having a stall, or know anyone who would like one?  There are just a very few spaces left now, so please email me at PA@hohs.co.uk as soon as possible! It costs just £25 for a 6ft table (supplied) plus a donated item for our raffle.

Speaking of the raffle – parents, could you consider donating a prize? The raffle is always one of our biggest fundraisers and the proceeds all go towards buying items to benefit all our children. You can bring prizes into the school office anytime from now. Thank you so much!


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Tennis News

We had another fantastic week of tennis – there are some very talented players at HOHS!

Players of the Week:

Lower Prep: Jake (Reception) for outstanding improvement

Upper Prep: Lydia (Year 6) for excellent improvement and hard work.

Senior School: Laura (Year 7) for great improvement with her groundstrokes.

The photo below was taken after school today – a lovely, sunny afternoon!

Katie Brooks, Tennis Coach

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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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On the menu this week

Pasta Bolognaise
Garlic Bread
Mixed Salad
Vegetarian Bolognaise
Salad Bar
Assorted Hot and Cold Desserts
Fresh Fruit

Crispy Chicken Fillets
Mexican Sauce
Baby New Potatoes
Mixed Vegetables
Vegetable Kiev
Salad Bar
Baked Egg Custard
Fresh Fruit

Mild Beef Curry
Rice and Saag Aloo
Naan Bread
Quorn and Mushroom Curry
Salad Bar
Chocolate Fudge Brownie
Chocolate Toffee Sauce
Fresh Fruit

Roast Chicken Breast
Yorkshire pudding
Roast Potatoes
Baton Carrots
Nut Roast
Salad Bar
Fruit Strudel
Fresh Fruit

Cheese and Tomato French Bread Pizza
Freshly Chipped Potatoes
Salad Bar
Low Fat Yogurts
Fresh Fruit