February, 2013:

Cross Country Cancelled

The U13 & U12 Mixed 6-a-side & U9 Girls Cross Country against Finborough school has been cancelled for Friday 1st March.

U9 Match Cancellations

The U9 A & B matches against Barnardiston Hall have been cancelled today- 23 Feb.

OBH Pupils selected for 2013 Young Art East Anglia competition

Congratulations must go to the following pupils whose work entitled “Magic Moments” has been selected for the 2013 Young Art East Anglia competition:-

Archie Rook (4EW)

Maddy Anderson (6CB)

Harry Moore (3CM)

Tomas Soborg (3CM)

The exhibition itself will be held in at the Peter Pears Gallery in Aldeburgh during March 8-10th and is in aid of Cancer Research.  Over 1800 pieces of work were submitted out of which only 330 have been selected for display in the exhibition itself.  This is a wonderful accolade for our Young Artists in the Middle School and in Year 6.

Old Buckenham Hall is also represented in the Saatchi School’s Online Art Competition in conjunction with the Sunday Telegraph by the following:

Edward Bovill (8RB),

Mehalah Ward(8LP),

Mina Dawson(8SS),

India Simmonds(8SS),

Maddy Anderson(6CB),

Daisy Minter(6CB),

Arabella Woo(6CB),

Tabitha Udy(6CC)

Macarena Garcia(6CC).

Please feel free to have a look at all the lovely art exhibits by going to www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk/portfolio/

Treasure Hunt

So after a busy and fun packed Saturday evening, the children woke leisurely on Sunday morning and enjoyed a hearty breakfast of sausages, bacon and eggs while dressed in their pyjamas.

After breakfast, some kind Year 8 volunteers helped Mrs Warren, Miss Burke and Miss Biggins put the tables back in the dining room after our fantastic Murder Mystery evening organised so ably by Miss Pugh and her helpers. The rest of the morning was spent with several children braving the cold to make dens with Mr Drake and Charlie while others chose to snuggle up in front of the fire in the Inner Hall to play different games including Articulate and our favourite game Boppit.

After a most delicious roast lunch, Capt’n Jary explained her rather wonderful pirate treasure hunt where the children in small groups had to find a selection of objects around the school including a doctor’s note and a pirate’s hat while solving a range of tricky pirate challenges. Some challenges proved trickier than others but the most challenging was finding shipmates Burke and Biggins who were hiding behind the oldest tree in the grounds.

Well done to all the teams for participating enthusiastically and certainly getting into the swing of things. Thank you to Mrs Campbell, Miss Jary, Mrs Warren, Miss Pugh, Miss Biggins, Miss Burke and Mr Journeaux. This was a super final weekend of the half term.


Murder Mystery

Saturday night started out with a bang, literally, when the boarders took part in ‘Horror at Homecoming’!

The dining room was transformed into an American High School, Homecoming Prom with all the relevant decorations. Beforehand, the children had been given characters and arrived in their costumes.

Following the announcement of Homecoming King and Queen the evening was rocked when one of the guests fell down dead (large gasp!) The children mingled and planted seeds of doubt into their opponents minds in the hope that they would implicate their fellow partygoers.

We were all rather shocked though, to find out that the murderer was none other than Elizabeth Giles in her role as Cindy Sensational. A massive thank you to all the staff who helped decorate the dining room and to the children for really getting into the spirit of the evening – and managing to keep secrets from each other!!


OBH Wine Society

This event has been postponed —the new date will be advised at the beginning of the Summer term




Boys’ 1st XI win Oakham Tournament

Boys’ 1st XI win Oakham Tournament
The 1st XI travelled to Oakham for their annual tournament in a confident mood having won the County tournament at the start of the week. The three opposing teams always play a high standard of hockey and OBH would need to be at their best if they were going to clinch the title for the first time since it began 10 years ago. Arriving on Saturday the first game was against Bilton Grange. OBH dominated the game throughout restricting the opposition to only three shots on goal one of which produced a superb save from Archie in goal. Upfront Pep and Finn calved open the Bilton defence on numerous occasions and with Josh and Archie on top of their game the goals flowed. 3-0 at half time became 5-0 by the end. Special mention must go to Freddie who played superbly. This meant that the team could really enjoy the cricket coaching and swimming put on by Oakham during the evening. After a good night’s sleep, an excellent breakfast and Chapel it was back to the competition and Beeston were up next. An early goal calmed the nerves but a mistake at the back let Beeston level the score. 1-1 at half time required an even better performance in the second half and this they produced. After a hefty blow to Billy’s cheek the team played with a great deal of passion and some excellent goals completed a 4-1 win. After a 30 minute break the final game was against holders Oakham. In a very good match OBH took a 2-0 lead only to give away a penalty flick and take the score to 2-1 at half time. Goals were then shared and as the final whistle went there was nothing more the tem could give as they completed a 4-3 win. At the presentations as well the trophy for winning the tournament Josh and Pep were each awarded one of the four players of the tournament with Pep scoring an outstanding goal in each of the three games and Josh leading the team superbly.  An excellent team performance where everyone played their part and a fantastic way to end a memorable week!