January, 2014:

Father v Sons Hockey on the new astro

Burns Night

School Choir Service

On Sunday 9th March 2014 the School Choir will be singing at Thorpe Morieux church at the 10am service.

An email has already gone out to parents regarding this. The choir will lead the Family service and will be singing a number of short pieces.

The rehearsal will be at 9am at Thorpe Morieux on the 9th March and the service will be finished at around 10:45am. Parents are warmly invited to attend.

 

Oxford Congratulations

Many of our OBH former pupils who left in the summer of 2009 are anxiously waiting for their university offers.

Many congratulations to Alistair Garfoot, who has been offered a place from Hertford College, Oxford to read Engineering Science.

Alistair is currently a music and academic scholar at Uppingham School  studying triple maths, physics and chemistry.  He is leader of “Big Band”, playing saxophone and has achieved grade 8 jazz saxophone and will be taking grade 8 classical saxophone in the summer.  He also plays viola in the symphony orchestra and completed a music tour to Barcelona last summer.  In addition to all that he has undertaken the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme and is cycling from the Dead Sea to the Red Sea at Easter!

 

 

Campfire & Ultimate Manhunt & Suffolk Ski Centre

The weekend started with our annual game of ‘Ultimate manhunt’. The weather was perfect, dry and crisp with a full moon so the children had to be extra stealthy to escape the Hunter force! Most, if not all,  the boys and girls managed to get round to all the base camps (orienteering points) which were scattered around the school grounds, some managed to make it without getting caught by the very fit and clandestine hunter force which this year were intent on catching all of their friends!

The girls came out the winners this year beating the boys, who were just content to dive around in the mud all night! A great evening.

 

On Sunday after some very competitive and exciting clay pigeon shooting, we all dressed up warmly, ready to throw ourselves down an artificial ski slope. Only this time it wouldn’t be ski’s we would be using, a plastic toboggan would be the weapon of choice!  The slope was quite steep and long enough to get a good run. After a quick cup of hot chocolate to finish we loaded  back on the buses ready to get back to school for a well-earned supper before embarking on the final activity of the weekend, Scottish dancing.

The children, and staff, were exhausted after such an energetic weekend, but we are all looking forward to the next one!