new skills - scarf throwing
new skills - scarf throwing
all eyes on the grand finale!
Lots of festive fun was had this weekend. The Circus came to OBH and fun was had by all as everyone learned to spin plates, perform tricks with the diablo and to juggle. Everyone was amazed by the skills of The Buckenhamini Brothers who performed in the fabulous big top which had transformed the Inner Hall.
On Sunday Mr Hayes’ special Christmas quiz was a huge hit before we all set off for the Church service at Brettenham Church. All the Year 8 children performed their readings and prayers beautifully and many parents commented on lovely the service was.
After a rather filling Sunday roast the children entered two different competitions and competed in teams to produce the best Christmas Cookies and to create the best structure that would protect an egg when hurled from the top of the tower.
Taking place in the Britten Hall. There will be a toy stall, games and activities for the children to take part in, Father Christmas and refreshments. Everyone welcome to a fun and festive afternoon.
Last Saturday night the boarders staged their very own Tea Party and Silly Olympics. There was a huge range of party food and a fabulous ice cream sundae bar where the children could choose their own ice cream and toppings. After all the rather yummy food, the children went down to the Britten Hall where Mr Swiney, Miss Clarke, and Mr Miller had organised some rather fun party games. Children were arranged into four teams in mixed age groups. There were balloon races, the Weetabix “How low can you go” challenge, the delicious “chocolate squares race”, the Matrons’ Cassocks Dress race. Everyone had a great time and the team who won was rewarded with a bit of extra tuck on the Sunday morning.
On Sunday the Year 8’s opted for a trip to Bury St. Edmunds with Mr O’Sullivan and Mrs Miller for a bit of retail therapy. They all loved that little bit of freedom of being able to walk about the Arc in their groups, and many bought hats for the Suffolk Ski trip that afternoon. Back at OBH the younger boarders had lots of different activities to choose from as Mr Drake had organised some sports while others chose to chill at Rory’s place or take a walk around the lovely grounds at OBH.
After a fabulous Sunday Roast every-one got their warm clothes, coats, hats and gloves on to go to Suffolk Ski Centre for Tobogganing and Ringos. The children split in two groups and each group had an hour either tobogganing or spinning down the slopes on inflatable rings, changing over at half time. Despite the cold and wet everyone had a wonderful time and agreed they would love to go again!
SAVE THE DATE
Saturday 6th February 2016
Live mouse racing – everyone welcome!
5.00 pm onwards in the Britten Hall.
Details to follow