Sport

Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to unite in a way that little else does. It speaks to youth in a language they understand. Sport can create hope where once there was only despair. It is more powerful than governments in breaking down racial barriers. It laughs in the face of all types of discrimination.
Nelson Mandela.

At OBH we recognise the importance of sport and the great pleasure it brings to many. Rugby, cricket, hockey, football, netball, rounders, tennis, golf, squash, riding, shooting, sailing and more sports are all enjoyed by OBH pupils.

We aim to coach all the children from a grass roots level, ensuring that they receive quality coaching right from the early stages in year 1 and 2. By the time they reach the prep school all children at are involved in a team according to their ability level.

As part of the curriculum children in the prep school participate in four games sessions each week, including match days, which concentrates on a major sport each term. Matches are exciting and competitive events and take place on Wednesday and Saturday afternoons and parental support is always welcomed. Those children not involved continue with further training or an alternative sporting activity.

We aim to encourage and develop

  • a healthy attitude to sport and personal fitness
  • the ability to work as part of a team
  • young people who display sportsmanship in success and defeat.