Bury and Bowling!



After a morning of English lessons, the students went on their first excursion of the course to the local town Bury St Edmund. Alex, the Director of Studies here at OBH, grew up near to Bury and took us on a tour of the town, sharing with us his great local knowledge. During the tour we visited the Cathedral, the ruins in the abbey gardens, and the market. Afterwards, the students took part in the ‘charity shop challenge’ in preparation for their up-coming fashion show on Thursday evening, and ended the excursion by going bowling!





Fitness time!

Ed, House Parent and Senior Activity Staff member is running an awesome weekly fitness elective  for the students. Today was a series of games including Human Noughts and Crosses, Beep Test and back by popular demand – The Cone Game.


Activities and House Events

Tonight we started our house competition. Team Mars, Saturn and Jupiter competed for stars in a variety of challenges including newspaper tower building, relays and flag making. Winners receive stars for their house. The house team with the most stars at the end of the course will receive  a great prize!




Day 1 – Welcome Activities

We welcomed our new students last night and spent the evening playing different icebreaker games. We were very impressed with the great enthusiasm and attitude of all students.

Tonight students will be put into house teams and will be competing in these for the next 2 weeks.

New arrivals today :)

Our first arrivals for OBH2 are here, with many more students arriving over the next few hours. We are excited and looking forward to meeting everyone.


This course we will have students from 12 different countries. Tonight is our first group activities, and the Social Activities have lots of exciting games and challenges planned.

Stay tuned for photos over the next day 🙂

Goodbyes for now

Final photos and goodbyes to our OBH1 students. On Friday, students were presented with their certificates as well as some special prizes for some of the students for activities, classwork, improvement, attitude and the most English spoken!

We will miss you and hope to see you next year.

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Final Days

We cannot believe it has gone so fast and as students celebrate their final night with a disco, here is are some photos of the past few days. We are going to miss you all very much!


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Visitors to OBH

On Tuesday students at OBH welcomed international students from another CAE programme, Riddlesworth Hall.

Students were matched with a buddy, and participated in a range of activities including conversation classes, art, sport, quizzes and cooking.



Other activities included cooking and football.


Students shared a barbecue for dinner and then competed in a Good Better Best competition.

Events included best hula hoop, longest jump, smallest hands, longest hair, fastest alphabet, and a crowd favourite best dance move.

A great opportunity to practice English and learn about each others cultures.

Quiet moments

Sofia and Noa are from Spain and Russia.  They have become great friends and it is these friendships that make CAE OBH so special.


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