What’s Been Happening at the Junior School – 19.05.17



Individual Winners

Year 6 – Edward Bower (139)

Year 5 – Yousuf Salim (87)

Year 4 – Ayaanali Kanji (36)

Year 3 – Sammy Sutcliffe (45)


House Totals (average per boy):

Kay – 37

Derby  – 31

Howlett – 30

Hulme – 28

Boys of the Week:

Congratulations to the following boys who received Boy of the Week this week:

Year 3 Gold – Harry Jones, for making a massive effort to get it right. Keep it up!

Year 3 Orange – Ethan Alcock, for always being a super-star worker.

Year 4 Royal – Anthony Dawson-Dykes, for a greatly improved attitude in all areas of the curriculum.

Year 4 Navy – Alsander Hargreaves, for being polite and well-mannered around school.

Year 5 Emerald – Jai Kohli, for setting an excellent example of attitude and behaviour when Year 6 were out.

Year 5 Jade – Dean Ahmed, for giving excellent verbal responses in writing lessons.

Year 6 Burgundy – Mohsin Younis, for persevering in overcoming his fears, then helping others whilst out walking on Kinder Scout (Edale).

Year 6 Scarlet – Jacob Corrie, for persevering in overcoming his fears whilst caving at Edale.


The Under Eleven cricket team took on Kirkham Grammar School last week in the first round of the AJIS Cup on Friday.

Despite several creditable bowling performances, notably from George Lee, Stanley Kearns, Charlie Howarth, Callum Horrocks, Will Short and Cameron Hitchen, an inconsistent fielding approach saw Kirkham reach 92 runs in their allotted twenty overs.

A slow start to the Bury innings proved costly as Kirkham’s bowling restricted the runs scored by the Bury openers. The arrival of Captain Stanley Kearns saw an increase in the run rate, as he hit several impressive boundaries, however the boys ultimately fell short, scoring 74 runs in their twenty overs.

Year 6 Residential Trip to Edale

The Year 6 boys made their annual visit to Edale YHA this week as they set out on their Outdoor Activity Residential trip.

The weather had clearly turned over the weekend and the boys were presented with the prospect of a very wet three days, however this did not deter them from taking an active part in canoeing, caving, abseiling, orienteering and hiking activities.

The boys will be presenting a special assembly on Friday 26 May to showcase their achievements, so we won’t say too much just yet; needless to say the trip was challenging and exciting, opening up a whole new world of activities for the boys to try out, as you can see from the photos.


Last week the boys in Transitus I Navy and Royal went on their residential trip to Robinwood outdoor centre in Todmorden.

The boys got to have a go at many new and exciting activities such as canoeing, raft building, archery, night line, trapeze, zip wire, giant swing, crate challenge, caving, and climbing. They also worked in groups to problem solve the knight’s challenge, build rockets and escape from the fearsome piranha pool.

A great time was had by all, and the boys bravely faced their fears, challenged themselves and learnt some valuable teamwork and life skills.

Chester Zoo Visit

As part of their Humanities project on Rainforests Year 4 Navy and Royal visited Chester Zoo on 17th May.

In addition to looking at the numerous species of animals in the Zoo, the boys got the opportunity to take part in a Rainforest workshop.

Music Exam Success

Well done to Ayo Dare and Adil Khan who both recently passed their Trinity Drum Kit Grade 1 Music exams.

Well done Chaps!

Evan is the Man of Steel

Congratulations to Evan was recognised at his Rugby team’s annual prize giving last week as the ‘Man of Steel’, for never being afraid to tackle players much bigger than him. I bet you didn’t know that Superman went to BGSB!




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