At Hethersett, we offer a wide range of organised extra-curricular activities, clubs and lessons to help our pupils from age 3-18 develop as individuals. We encourage every pupil to try a range of these, which can lead on to life-long hobbies and passions.
We also run competitions between the houses in school – Ryder, Fry and Austen – throughout the year, and encourage all our pupils to get involved. Regular House events include singing and quiz competitions as well as sports. Additional house activities have included, for example, making gingerbread houses at Christmas, designing the school Christmas card, photographic and poetry competitions and creating fashions out of recycled materials.
We strongly encourage pupils to enter external competitions. Recent successes have included three of our girls reaching the final ten in the journalism category of the prestigious Amnesty Youth Awards, with two then making the final three and attending the final awards ceremony in London. The school regularly has winners in the Royal Norfolk Show creative competitions.
All parents receive a copy of our termly clubs and activities schedule, which is also available on request from the school office. If you wish to attend any club or activity or would like further details please speak to the teacher or coach running the activity.
Most activities and clubs are included in our school fees. However there is a charge for the activities provided by our peripatetic teachers: these are indicated with an asterisk * in the list below.
School Trips and Excursions
The school also runs a variety of trips throughout the year. Past trips have included skiing in Canada and Switzerland, visiting the geysers in Iceland, Battlefields tours of France and Belgium, a trip to Disneyland Paris and a gastronomy excursion to the Opal Coast in France. Our Prep School pupils in Years 5 and 6 also get to enjoy a residential trip with their classmates in the UK each year and our senior girls spend many weekends in the Spring through to Autumn on Duke of Edinburgh expeditions. Over the summer holidays recently a group of senior girls visited South Africa where they volunteered at a remote primary school as well as going on safari and visiting other sites of interest.
Weekend activities for full-time boarders are included in school fees. Find out what our boarders get up to at the evenings and weekend here.