Texas Hoe-down, Swim, Bike and Run – the OBH way

It has been a very busy weekend in the Boarding House at OBH. It kicked off on Saturday night with the Texas hoe-down extraordinaire which the children thoroughly enjoyed. All of the children entered into the spirit of the evening coming dressed in their cowboy and cowgirl best. The children all had a fun time trying to ride on the amazing Rodeo Bull, then there was Texan styled food and drinks, which included chips and dips, with mocktail margaritas followed by quesadillas, and finished off with an amazing ice-cream sundae bar where the children happily made their own fabulous ice-cream creations.

This was followed by a lesson in Line-dancing, taken by our very own resident line dancer Mr O’Sullivan.  After the dancing the children moved back outside for more Rodeo Bull rides and Tin-can Alley, and lassoing practice. It was definitely a fun evening.

Sunday morning began with church at Thorpe Morieux where the children sang their hearts out and performed the readings beautifully. Many parents and grandparents popped back for coffee and tea and it was lovely to see you all there supporting them.

After a fabulous Sunday roast the Tri-it triathlon started. It was dis-aggregated to ensure no-one got too puffed out as, after all, it was a Sunday afternoon! The bike race set off in two trials and the children happily zoomed around the grounds, swiftly followed by the run.

After a short rest the pupils changed into swimmers and swam in year groups. Once all the results were in the children got changed quickly in time for the tuck at the sweet-shop and a well-earned rest!   There were some notable performances especially in the younger year groups. The winners were Marcus Hall, Nick Gambier, George Whitelaw and Alejandra Leal, Ines Tobar and India deLabilliere.


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