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Year 8 reading challenge

On Friday 27th February Year 8 presented their spring half term reading challenges. We had to choose a biography to read, make a poster and write a speech to present to the class. Each of us read a book on a person of our choice, ranging from Anne Boleyn to Taylor Swift, with lots in between. 

We all found the presentations really interesting and had plenty of questions to ask as well. Everyone showed the book they’d read and Gabriella also brought in costumes and dressed up Hannah and Ria as the two main characters in hers.

It was great fun making our presentations and we all learnt a lot from it. We are looking forward to starting the next reading challenge.
Lauren, Aisling and Lacey
Year 8
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What would your heraldic shield be?

Currently on display in the history room are these heraldic shields designed by Year 8 pupils (now in Year 9). See more of their work here. Year-8-history-shields8Year-8-history-shields5Year-8-history-shields3Year-8-history-shields4


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More photos from the Science Museum!

See even more photos from the trip to the Science Museum last week.

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Being inspired (but not blinded) by science

As part of British Science Week, 50 of our pupils – from Years 7, 8 and 9 as well as the Sixth Form – visited the Science Museum in London yesterday, accompanied by Miss Mann, Mr Lambert, Mrs Collin, Mrs Grove and Mrs Batton.

Miss Mann reports:

“We had a fun morning with the girls exploring the main gallery. Here they competed in teams consisting of members from each year group to find objects that were ‘bigger than a car’, ‘had gone into space’ and ‘that they would like to take back to school’, amongst others. Had everyone had their way, we would now have planes, cars, brain scanners and a piece of the moon in the school entrance hall! They also took part in a DNA debate, with Mr Lambert taking centre stage at one point.Science-Museum-Oct12The afternoon saw some girls explore the ‘Who am I?’ gallery and have fun in the launch pad hands-on area, while others explored the whole museum or elected to go to a second show about rockets.

Those pupils who are studying genetics and space in Year 9 found some of the displays particularly relevant for their current school project work. However, the aim of the trip, as a starting point in redeveloping HOHS’s science week, was to provide an experience that will inspire the girls beyond their current school science studies.

We hope this trip will inspire many of our girls to continue their study of science to a high level.”

See more photos from the trip.Science-Museum-Oct26Science-Museum-Oct22Science-Museum-Oct24


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Coach from London arriving LATER than scheduled

Due to a late departure from London and heavy traffic, the coach returning from the Science Museum will now be arriving later than expected. It should get into Hethersett some time around 9.15pm.


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More photos from the Science Museum

See more photos taken during the trip to the Science Museum today.Science-Museum-Oct12Science-Museum-Oct16Science-Museum-Oct14Science-Museum-Oct20


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Live from the Science Museum!

As part of British Science Week, Years 7, 8 and 9, as well as our Sixth Form, have travelled to London today to visit the Science Museum.

Hopefully this trip will inspire many of our girls to study science in the future.Science-museum-OctScience-Museum-Oct3 Science-Museum-Oct4 Science-Museum-Oct5 Science-Museum-Oct6 Science-Museum-Oct7 Science-Museum-Oct8 Science-Museum-Oct9 Science-Museum-Oct10 Science-Museum-Oct11