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Hewett Highlights Friday 7th March 2014

No. 240

Hewett School Hit By Flashmob On Thursday 6th March, The Hewett School was hit by a flashmob marking World Book Day. Students didn’t know where to turn when they found the school corridor filled with teachers and staff members reading aloud from their favourite novels. Others happily stood around to hear the stories read. By the end of morning break there were small crowds gathered around each reader.

The event was not announced to students, who reacted with surprise and excitement when leaving their classes for morning break. Some attempted to avoid the readers completely; which proved difficult, as many were very active in their pursuit of an audience.

The event was organised by English teacher, Miss Ross and school librarian, Ms Garratt.

Buy Books, Earn Books The school library has set up a ‘group order’ which parents can use when ordering from Scholastic. The scheme allows parents to order reduced-price books through the store’s website, while at the same time earning books for the library. The site provides free delivery, and 20% of the order value will then be


allocated to the school library to stock more books. Orders will be delivered to the school library where they can be collected by the student who purchased them. Orders must be made using the following link to qualify:



‘SPACE’ In The Library ‘SPACE’ is an exciting new project from the Norwich Writer’s Centre, which is currently being held in the school library. The pilot scheme encourages young people to engage with creative writing and reading in a relaxed setting. Sessions run after school on Wednesdays until 5pm and there are still places available. Please speak to Ms Garratt in the school library if you are interested.

Reading For Pleasure

Mr Allen in the 180 recommends ‘Aunts Aren’t Gentlemen’ by P. G. Wodehouse. In this novel, Bertie Wooster is ordered by his doctor to take some time off and go live a quiet life in the country. Accompanied by his trusted valet, Jeeves, Bertie escapes to Somerset where he finds life isn’t nearly as relaxing as he was promised. Mr Allen says it’s “a light-hearted, old-fashioned, entertaining read.”


Visit To UEA Sportspark On Wednesday 5th March, a group of students had the opportunity to sample a range of sporting activities at the University of East Anglia. The students tried their hand at archery, judo, climbing and fencing, as well as engaging in interactive sessions on nutrition in sport and sports injuries. The students really enjoyed taking part in the activities, with the

‘Hairspray’ Tickets

10th-14th February is Week 2 Word of the Week: Mediocre Wednesday 12th March Skills East of England Event

climbing wall and archery proving particularly popular. “All the boys thoroughly enjoyed the day and had the opportunity to take part in sports they hadn’t tried before” said External Education Officer, Mrs Burdett.“ The purpose of the day was to make students aware of the courses and routes they can take in sport-related careers.

Monday 17th March to Thursday 20th March Year 10 Mock Exams Tuesday 18th March to Saturday 22nd March School Production of 'Hairspray' 7:30pm Friday 4th April Last day of Spring Term. Tuesday 22nd April First day back after Easter.

University Open Days Keeping in touch Website: Twitter: @HewettSchoolUK Facebook:

Tickets for the school production of ‘Hairspray’ are selling out fast! Opening night is now only a few weeks away for this year’s production. There are still some tickets available for the following days: Tuesday 18th March Wednesday 19th March Friday 21st March Saturday 22nd March Tickets can be purchased at the school shop and cost £7 for adults and £5.50 for concessions. ‘Rehearsals are going really well!’ says Miss Evans.

The University of East Anglia has announced dates for their Undergraduate Open Days. The university has proven a popular next step for Hewett Sixth Form leavers in the past. This is an opportunity for Year 12 students to see what the campus has to offer and enquire about courses. Dates available are: Saturday 21st June Saturday 5th July Saturday 13th September Students can register for one of the days at:

Email: Phone: (01603) 628181 If your child is ill and has to miss a day of school, it is really important that you let us know on the day by phoning our attendance hotline number:

(01603) 463110

Hewett Highlights 240  
Hewett Highlights 240