February, 2014:

Easter Cricket Camp

I  am pleased to announce the dates for this Years Easter Cricket Camp. Tuesday 15th and Wednesday 16th April starting at 10.00am with a finish time of 4.00pm. We will be holding two days of coaching, using indoor and outdoor nets, square practices and bowling and batting clinics. We will also be running our first SUPER SIX tournament on the new astro!

The cost for the course is £55 for both days and £30 for one day.

If you would like to attend please can you send an email to Mr Drake on nick.drake@obh.co.uk to secure a place. Places are limited so it will be a first come first served basis.

 

Fun day

A first for OBH ‘Fun Day’ Sunday with all activities suggested by the children.

Activities included inter house football with Mercury winning, boys v girls hockey, nail art, chocolate muffin making, apple bobbing, art and sewing which included making bunting, hair ties and even a beautiful baby’s dress.

Fun day 4 Fun day 3 Fun day 2 Fun day 1

Sports Relief

To get a Sports relief sponsor forms please click here Children can then start collecting sponsors for the run or you can go directly to our just giving page and donate online www.justgiving.com/obhschool . Or you can text OBHS99 and the amount you wish to give at the following number:  70070.   Please remember to leave a short message  and the name of the child you are donating  on behalf.

This week I have been talking to the children about the charities we will be raising money for this year. Help for Heroes and Sport Relief. Two very different charities but I am sure you will agree very worthy causes. I have attached the links to the film clips which the children watched this week. I hope they will give you an insight to what we will be working towards before the fun run on March 21st.

I hope the children have fun doing ‘odd jobs’ around the house for you this half term, although I am sure this happens anyway!

As always I am hugely grateful for all your support and I am looking forward to seeing you all run round in fancy dress this year!

Mr. Drake

 

Help for Heroes

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2in51Z-PRs

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikGyJ2h0e5w

 

Sport relief

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-h8JEqB9ItA

 

Scholarship Success!

OBE’s – Special guest!

This week we had a very special guest in our outdoor classroom. The Headmaster came out to join us,  with the aim to make him a decent cup of coffee using all the skills the children had learned over the past few weeks.

Despite the somewhat blustery conditions they managed to get the fire started straight away using our old friend silver birch bark, and within five minutes we had the water boiling and ready for the best cup of coffee the Headmaster had ever tasted! He was so impressed with the children’s skills that he insisted in getting stuck in himself and showed us all that he had also watched plenty of Bear Grylls episodes! With one strike of his flint he had another fire going and before you could say costa coffee the water was on and boiling, ready to make the children delicious cups of hot chocolate!

What a great afternoon and we all enjoyed having he headmaster in our outdoor classroom, next time he promised to make us all lunch!

 

OBE’s Module: Navigation and compass work

Over the last few weeks the Year 6, 7,and 8’s have been working towards their compass and navigation module. The aim is to plan, plot and pace out a route which the group can do during one of the PE lessons in the week. Using the online ‘getamap’ website (which I would recommend you look at for family walks etc.) they have planned and plotted routes. At this stage they are no longer than 3.5km with the aim being each group to plan and plot a route which they will walk when we have a suitable time frame.

I am glad to say that all groups are working well and getting used to using the ‘old fashioned’ way of navigation. In a world where everything is electronic and GPS are the gadget of choice, there may well be less a need for basic compass work, however there will come a time when these skills will need to be utilised and simple self-reliance skills such as this do come in very handy!

 

Old Buckenham Explores

This week we had a very special guest in our outdoor classroom. The Headmaster came out to join us,  with the aim to make him a decent cup of coffee using all the skills the children had learned over the past few weeks.

Despite the somewhat blustery conditions they managed to get the fire started straight away using our old friend silver birch bark, and within five minutes we had the water boiling and ready for the best cup of coffee the Headmaster had ever tasted! He was so impressed with the children’s skills that he insisted in getting stuck in himself and showed us all that he had also watched plenty of Bear Grylls episodes! With one strike of his flint he had another fire going and before you could say costa coffee the water was on and boiling, ready to make the children delicious cups of hot chocolate!

What a great afternoon and we all enjoyed having he headmaster in our outdoor classroom, next time he promised to make us all lunch!

Special Guest 4

Special Guest 2  Special Guest 1 Special Guest 3

Pupils’ & Parents’ Clay Pigeon

Sunday is shaping up to be our biggest ever pupils and parents shoot! With 30 teams in place we are all hoping for some dry weather! If for any reason the weather is bad you will all receive an email at 10am to let you know the shoot has been postponed. The forecast however is dry for Sunday so keep your fingers crossed…

Thank you to those who have sent a cheque in already, if you haven’t please can you either drop it into the office or bring it with you on Sunday.

 

10.45 am Arrival

11.00am Shoot begins

12.45pm Drinks in the Drawing Room

1.00pm  Lunch

1.30pm Presentations

 

Looking forward to seeing you all there

Mr Drake

 

The Cube & Higham Point to Point

After all the children had recovered from the Saturday sporting fixtures it was time to revisit the one of the boarders favorite activities, ‘The Cube’.
This is a team game where they have to complete various challenges, skill, physical, mental and mystery to accrue points for their team. This is always a fun evening as it starts off as a bit of fun, but quickly escalates to a very competitive evening!
On Sunday the boarding team braved the elements for a new addition in our activities, the Higham Point to Point. Armed with urns full of hot chocolate and hot sausage rolls we wrapped the children up as warm as we could and let them loose on a very wet and muddy course. Despite the poor conditions there were plenty of runners, over a hundred in