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!
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.
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.
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.
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.