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Category Archives: Science

Inspiring,not blinding, with science!

Written on October 16, 2014 at 12:37 pm, by

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 this Wednesday, 15th October, accompanied by Miss Mann, Mr Lambert, Mrs Collin, Mrs Grove and Mrs Batten. Miss Mann reports: “We had a fun morning with the girls,  Continue Reading »

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 »

New residents in Lab B!

Written on January 24, 2014 at 12:10 pm, by

Thanks to generous help from the Parents’ Association, our students were pleased to welcome some new additions to the science department this week. After much anticipation our small but carefully selected critters began exploring their new homes. We are sure that the pigmy chameleon, praying mantis and micro crickets will be popular with students learning  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

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.    

National Science Week in the Prep School

Written on March 26, 2013 at 12:12 pm, by

Our Upper Prep department was given the challenge of designing and making a bridge to span thirty centimetres, as part of the British Science Association’s National Science Week. The children worked in mixed age house teams and our pupils were given a limited amount of materials and had to make the strongest bridge possible. There were some very interesting  Continue Reading »

Year 2 make toxic slime!

Written on March 19, 2013 at 11:23 am, by

Our Year 2 pupils had enormous fun last week when they made toxic slime with Miss Mann, one of our senior school science teachers.  Miss Mann set up a fascinating lesson firstly showing ordinary things under the microscope and how very different grass, ice and skin looks when it is magnified many times. The children were then invited to  Continue Reading »

Senior Pupils compete in Nationwide Biology Challenge

Written on March 18, 2013 at 1:01 pm, by

Our Year 10 pupils are taking the opportunity to compete in the Nationwide Biology Challenge run by the Society of Biology this week. As of the end of last week, over 19,000 students had taken part and our girls will be adding to this number. Several of our keen Year 9 students who wished to demonstrate there skills  Continue Reading »

Student receives Highly Commended at British Biology Olympiad

Written on February 19, 2013 at 11:15 am, by

Three weeks ago, five of our Year 13 biologists completed in the first stage of the British Biology Olympiad. The British Biology Olympiad challenges and stimulates students with an interest in biology to expand and extend their talents. It allows students to demonstrate their knowledge. It is hoped that competing in the Olympiad will encourage students already interested in  Continue Reading »

Science in action!

Written on February 12, 2013 at 2:02 pm, by

As part of their A Level unit, our Year 13 applied science students have to carry out investigations that are vocational and produce a portfolio written to a professional scientist. Our girls are all investigating different topics currently. These include; studying the effect of energy drinks on heart rates and blood pressure, how cooking affects  Continue Reading »