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Category Archives: Duke of Edinburgh Award

Silver Duke of Edinburgh Practice

Written on September 22, 2014 at 5:20 pm, by

On Friday 12th September, ten senior students departed bright and early on the minibus for their camping practice expedition in North Norfolk, as part of their Silver Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. After a long day trudging along footpaths, through woods and across heath land they were all glad to finally arrive at the first campsite.  Continue Reading »

Climb Every Mountain

Written on June 18, 2014 at 11:02 am, by

An intrepid group of sixth form girls spent last weekend on a practice expedition in the Brecon Beacons in preparation for their final expedition for their gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award which will take place next month. Mrs Grove

Highlights for 2013

Written on February 20, 2014 at 10:45 am, by

Our annual yearbook ‘Highlights’ has just been published for 2013 and provides a overview of events, news and activities that took place at HOHS last year from January to December. You can download a pdf copy here or please call Mrs Borrer, Registrar, on 01603 810390 if you would like to be sent a printed  Continue Reading »

Follow us on Facebook & Twitter

Written on June 17, 2013 at 10:59 am, by

Our Facebook page and Twitter feed are both updated on a daily basis with the latest news from HOHS as it happens. Do like and follow us to find out all the latest news from HOHS.        

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Written on June 17, 2013 at 10:28 am, by

If you want to find out the latest news from Hethersett or view photos from recent events, please visit our blog which is updated on a daily basis. You can also subscribe to email updates on the blog, so you can receive the latest HOHS news, as it happens, in your inbox.    

HOHS Girls Meet Prince Edward

Written on January 28, 2013 at 10:01 am, by

On Monday 14th January, HOHS old girls Charlotte Bacon, Sophie Zangerle and Madi Gianfrancesco went to collect their Gold Duke of Edinburgh certificates at St James Palace. It was a very special day for all involved, especially having the opportunity to meet The Earl of Wessex, Prince Edward. Charlotte was determined to make the most  Continue Reading »

Tweet us and Like us!

Written on November 19, 2012 at 11:13 am, by

You may or may not be aware that Hethersett Old Hall School has a busy presence on Facebook and Twitter. Why not ‘Like us’ on Facebook,, and get updates on everything that happens at our school. Find us here.   We’re also active on Twitter, Do follow us at @HOHS_tweets and comment on and retweet all the fantastic things  Continue Reading »

Silver Duke of Edinburgh Award – the final expedition…..

Written on November 13, 2012 at 1:48 pm, by

During the first weekend of half-term fourteen Year 11 students braved the wind, rain and flooded campsite to complete their expedition section of the silver award. Our girls had to walk for three days, on average 16km per day, and camp for two nights, carrying their food, tents and clothing. They set off on a bright sunny  Continue Reading »

HOHS Girls receive Gold Duke of Edinburgh Awards

Written on September 11, 2012 at 11:18 am, by

Four of our five newly qualified Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award holders went to a glittering presentation at Sandringhamon Wednesday evening. Charlotte Bacon, Madison Gianfrancesco, Katie Nunney and Kate Ross were presented with their brooches by Lisa Christensen, Director of Children’s Services. In her speech she congratulated the award holders and said that the skills  Continue Reading »

Silver Duke of Edinburgh Exploits

Written on September 11, 2012 at 11:16 am, by

Fourteen intrepid Year 11 girls had only just returned to school after the summer break when they set off on Friday to take part in their three day practice Silver Duke of Edinburgh expedition. They camped for two nights and navigated a route covering fifty kilometres, experiencing temperatures exceeding 29 degrees, brambles, nettles, midges, marshes, a hundred acre wood, beaches, heath, blisters and the  Continue Reading »