October, 2013:

Bonfire Night

OBH Choral Society Concert Update

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the OBH Choral Society Concert on Saturday.

We raised a fantastic £377.39 for the charity EACH (East Anglia’s Children’s Hospice )which will make a huge difference to the excellent work they carry out in the community.

Thank you

Toby Dunham

Friends Cake Sale

Don’t forget to make sure you have all the ingredients in your store cupboard for this week’s bake-a-thon in readiness for The Friends Cake Sale in both the Prep & Pre-Prep next Friday.

In those immortal words:

 On your marks, get set: Bake!


Ready Steady Cook and Monster Trucks

On Saturday night the children were split up into small groups and were given a basket of food, a recipe card and a small gas stove in the woods. They eagerly worked as a team and prepared their spaghetti bolognaise.  The food was delicious and the atmosphere was buzzing- we certainly have some budding chefs at OBH.

Following the meal and a sing song around the campfire the children took on the challenge of a ‘Blind Sisal’ course through Rory’s Place. In the dark, each group in turn was placed at one end of a rope and then all but one (the leader) were blindfolded. The aim was to keep the whole group together and get from one end of the rope to the other in the quickest time. The leader gave instructions about what was ahead whilst the rest of the group, somewhat disorientated, had to stay in contact with the person in front and edge their way along the rope. Lots of entertainment and some interesting lessons learned from this strange and perplexing experience!  To end the evening they all had hot chocolate and marshmallows.


Sunday morning soon arrived, the musicians set off for the Aldeburgh Food and Drink Festival and the rest of the Boarders went to Barrow to see a Monster Truck show. This proved to be a very entertaining day with monster trucks demolishing cars with great ease and motor bikes doing various stunts and flipping 360 into the air. We had fantastic seats for the breath taking performance. We all re-grouped back at OBH for a hearty Sunday roast.

Another super weekend!


OBH Choral Society

A reminder that the OBH Choral Society and School Choir would like to invite all parents to attend their concert on Saturday 12th October 2013 at 7pm at Holy Trinity Church in Long Melford. See flyer attached.

Please note the change of venue which is due to the organ being out of use at Lavenham Church.

Entrance is free of charge but donations would be welcome at the end of the concert with money going to a good cause.


Pre-Prep Parent/Teacher Meetings

Parent /Teacher meetings will take place on 15th & 16th October  between 3.45-6.00pm.  Please can parents sign up for an

Appointment on the sheets in the Pre-Prep foyer—thank you


Harvest Festival Service

All parents are very welcome to come and join the school for the Harvest Festival service.

All full boarders will be attending this service and are asked to return to school after this Home weekend with suitable fresh produce as their Harvest offering.

All donations will be sent to Finborough Court Care Home in Great Finborough.


Remembrance day service

Our recent appeal for funds for a memorial commemorating the lives of former pupils of OBH and South Lodge killed in two World Wars and other conflicts, has resulted in us being able to commission a memorial plaque which will be unveiled at our Remembrance day service to be held at OBH on 11th November beginning at 10.45 am. All former pupils are most welcome to attend what I am sure will be an important and doubtless moving ceremony in the history of our school. There will be a drinks reception after the service for those who are able to attend.

OBH Society annual drinks reception

The OBH Society will host an annual drinks reception in London for over 18’s, the first of which will be on Thursday 26th November 2015.

OBH Society Day May 2014

The inaugural OBH Society Day was formally launched at the opening of the Astro in May 2014, with the OBH Society Committee welcoming a lively gathering of Pupils, Staff and Parents past and present. This included groups of recent School Leavers, alumni from the sixties and eighties, as well as Sheila Sewell, and David Williams who taught many of us maths from 1981 to 1991.

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