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Category Archives: English

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 »

Public Speaking Competition Success

Written on February 14, 2014 at 12:42 pm, by

The drama studio at Wymondham High Academy was thronged with eager students on Monday evening, all waiting to introduce, speak about or question a wide variety of topics. These included the concept of free will, life a hundred years ago, feminism in the modern day and terrorism. We were represented brilliantly by Tammy Mahere (speaker),  Continue Reading »

Poetry by Heart Competition 2014

Written on February 10, 2014 at 11:25 am, by

There was a lot of tension in the air at the Norfolk final of the Poetry by Heart competition which took place at Norwich Arts Centre on Tuesday 21st January. Nervous competitors silently mouthed their verses while teachers and supporters tried to keep calm. Our entrant Tammy Mahere (Year 11) began her recitations with a  Continue Reading »

Tammy makes county heats of Poetry Competition

Written on January 20, 2014 at 11:49 am, by

Last term talented students at HOHS entered a pioneering national competition designed to encourage pupils at school and college in England to learn and to recite poems by heart. Brave students from Year 10 upwards, were invited to learn two poems, one pre-1914 and one post. The school competition was organised by Mrs Young and  Continue Reading »

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

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

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Book of the Week – ‘Chains’ Laurie Halse Anderson

Written on March 12, 2013 at 1:56 pm, by

Pupils are invited to submit a review of our book of the week, ‘Chains’ by Laurie Halse Anderson. ‘Isabel and her sister Ruth are slaves. Sold from one owner to the next, they arrive in New York as the Americans are fighting for their independence, and the English are struggling to maintain control. Soon Isabel struggles to keep  Continue Reading »

For the Love of Byron

Written on February 18, 2013 at 12:12 pm, by

Year 10 pupils have been studying some love poetry as part of their GCSE literature course. After reading “When We Two Parted” by Byron we thought of some responses we might like to make from the woman’s point of view. Ellen Lee (10R) wrote a poem and Sheky, Libby and Safia wrote celebrity gossip columns covering  Continue Reading »

Public Speaking Competition

Written on February 14, 2013 at 4:54 pm, by

Two teams from HOHS took part in a public speaking competition at Wymondham High School on Monday evening. Libby Allen (10R) gave a speech on why she thinks men and women can never be equal – there was a lot of audience participation (from both genders!) following her presentation. Tammy Mahere (10R)made us all focus on the important  Continue Reading »

Senior School Book Fair 26th February

Written on February 12, 2013 at 1:37 pm, by

Our annual Senior School book fair will take place after half-term on Tuesday 26th February.  Marilyn Brocklehurst from Norfolk Children’s Book Centre will be on hand to give advice to pupils and parents in the Quiet Room. The book fair is open to all age groups at breaks and lunchtimes and after school. Books can be bought on  Continue Reading »