‘A fantastic term with lots of success’ writes David Griffiths

Another term has ended! The first year of a headship is always busy but it really does seem to have flown by this year. Having written that, I am delighted to see the nights start to draw out and the children able to get outside once more in the evenings. Mrs Easdale has sent out a list of activities on offer each night next term and I hope that many will be able to take advantage of what is on offer. It looks highly exciting!

It has been a fantastic term with lots of success in every area of school life from academic progress, to sporting triumph and musical talent by the bucketful. The production last night was a lovely way to finish the term and once again displayed the talent on offer. However, for all of the natural abilities and x-factor that the children possess, it is their effort that really impresses me. With positivity in abundance, they tackle every obstacle in front of them and do so with a smile on their face and a helping hand to those around them. That is a magic ingredient that I would bottle if I could, and is one of the qualities that makes OBH a special place. Within this week’s mail you will find an excerpt from a memoir of current grandparent and old boy, Mr David Lowe. Do read his memories of the winter of 1962-1963 and iceskating at the front of school. The fun, laughter and supportive friendships were as strong in the year when The Beatles were becoming famous, as they are at school today.

After Easter Becky will be taking on the role of Registrar from Jo. If you are aware of families who may like to join us please do email [email protected]. As a parent and an experienced teacher, she is well placed to guide prospective parents through the choices ahead. Jo remains hugely busy helping me on a daily basis but she will also be taking on work with the OBH Society. We are planning to host several events each year that will bring the school community past and present together. Her new role is key in the future development of OBH.

I do hope that all connected with the school have a restful Easter and a good chance to relax. The calendar for next term is extremely busy and the children all need to be well-prepared for another Magical Mystery Tour. Here Comes the Sun!