Stomp – The OBH Musical and It’s a knockout!

On Saturday evening the boarders took on the challenge of STOMP. For those who don’t know, STOMP is about creating music through the use of everyday objects such as pens, paper, tennis balls etc. After watching a few clips of the award winning STOMP musical, the children split into groups, wandered around the grounds sourcing their materials and produced performances with strong rhythms as well as  entertainment value.

A brilliant evening!


The Inflatables bounced back to OBH last Sunday with a cheer of ‘hooray’ from all the pupils.  This most anticipated event was very popular and well subscribed by children (and staff).

Under the expert eye of Steve, the guru of all things inflatable and owner of a multitude of all things colourful and bouncy, the children had a wonderful opportunity to experience an afternoon of fun.  With the boys and girls divided into teams and with Mr Hayes leading the proceedings as our very own MC,tension filled the air as this fierce competition commenced.  The bouncy obstacle course provided much excitement with the boarders having to run, dodge, jump and scramble through various holes and tunnels, avoiding the pitfalls of bouncing and ‘face-planting’ on the floor! The Headmaster (in suit and shirt) and Mr Chinnery (who had dressed down) made guest appearances on the obstacle course and were very much in demand as pupils quickly put themselves forward as their adversaries!


The gladiator ‘pole’ challenge, whereby the boarders had to knock (er-hem, smash) each other off a pole was another popular activity!  Later on, there was the opportunity to do some grass ‘skiing’ which required much teamwork, patience and knowing ones left from ones right in a variety of languages! The final challenge which involved guiding a football on rods proved tricky but not impossible, with a little practice.

A fantastic time was had by all and I am sure that the pupils are looking forward to the next ‘bouncy’ event.


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