Hope 2 Oban

Monday, 25 April 2011

No resurrection, no Easter

'You can't have Easter without the resurrection'. That was the message shared at the recent Oban High School Easter assemblies.
Supported by the school choir and wind band, Ewen Munro took time with each year group to tell the Easter story and to consider the centrality of the crucial Christian belief in the resurrection of Jesus.

SPACE - An opportunity to reflect at Oban HighSchool

In the lead up to Easter, H2O and the OHS Chaplaincy Team provided 'SPACE', an opportunity to take time out to reflect, to pray.
Areas included 'Pray for the World', 'Pray the News', 'Stop the Traffik', 'Sorry', 'Who do you say God is?', 'Words', and 'Who are you?'
It is hoped to provide 'SPACE' on a regular basis at the high school and that the opportunity will become increasingly popular, providing a reflective place of value and honesty for pupils and staff alike.

Getting into the Easter spirit at Club H2O

A fine time was had by all as the members of Club H2O celebrated Easter time, including a hotly contested Easter bonnet competition. The Easter story was remembered, Easter songs were sung and appropriate refreshments enjoyed.
Coming soon at Club H2O, a right Royal party!

GFG - Easter time - walkabout time!

Walk and chat was the name of the game as GFG recently took time out to walk 'the circuit'. Setting off from the waterside and walking around 3 miles over hill and glen back to where we started. The company was good, the moaning 'are we there yet?' was minimal and the excitement, as ever, was tangible.
GFG soon move in to the summer actvity programme of outdoor games, occasional BBQ food and ongoing God chat.

Monday, 4 April 2011

H2O Lock In 2011 - A Cut Above (boom boom!)

For the 7th consecutive year, Hope 2 Oban, has hosted a ‘Lock-in’ for pupils from Oban High School. These H2O fund-raising events aim to create a fun, safe environment for S1 pupils to have a 10 hour ‘youth club’ experience with their peers, alongside H2O workers and volunteers, Atlantis staff (what a team!), as well as volunteers from partner organisations, Oban Youth Café, Oban High School, the SSC (A Club for the Youth of Scotland) and the Community Police. This year, we also had support from an exceptional group of S6 students who demonstrated everything that is goods about the young folk of this area, as they got alongside S1 - BIG thank you guys!
The Lock In uses almost every corner of Atlantis and includes through-the-night sports, dance and body-pump, gym challenges, craft capers, big-screen cinema, console games of every description, swimming, Giant Jenga and Connect 4.
This year’s event had several ‘firsts’. With the opening of the ‘Lost City of Atlantis’, S1 pupils were challenged to set the first S1 record for the number of ‘circuits’ of the new soft play structure at Atlantis, with the initial target of 500 circuits being smashed for a first-time record of 1540 circuits (one for next year’s S1’s to beat!)
This was also the first (and last!) year that Ewen Munro, H2O Youth Worker, had been challenged to ‘cut off the quiff’ (a regular appearance within Ewen’s 'hairstyle') for charity. Names were drawn out the hat and the quiff, along with all other hairs on his head, duly removed at 3.30 am.
H2O would like to thank all partners in putting together this annual highlight of the S1 calendar, as well the crucial support of local businesses, Jacksons the Butchers, Breckenridge and Bookers. Particular thanks to Michael and John at Café Atlantis for Michael’s event-saving trip and their ongoing valuable support of the Lock In.

Enter the OHS English Department

The last couple of weeks, leading up to the long-awaited school holiday, has seen S3 pupils from the English department of Oban High School, presenting talks to the members of Club H2O, based on Heroes and favourite hobbies.
Hobbie and heroes have included Guiding for Girls, Japanese Anime, Katy Perry and a very special moment when one pupil presented a talk on the unique relationship between a boy and his grandad.
A big thanks to all who have taken part over the past fortnight, young and not-so-young, for these very special intergenerational times.