What’s been happening in the Junior School – 17.03.17


Individual. Winners

Year 6 – Arin Patel (120)

Year 5 – Ash Mason (54)

Year 4 – Oliver Marshall (21)

House Totals:

(Pupil Average)

Derby  – 24.7

Kay – 20.7

Hulme – 16.5

Howlett – 16.3

Boys of the Week:

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

Year 3 Gold – Sammy Sutcliffe, for being a great help in class all week.

Year 3 Orange – Keyaan Ahmed, for trying hard to listen and concentrate in class.

Year 4 Royal – Aditya Roy, for working towards his personal best all week.

Year 4 Navy – Stefan Jacobs, for making excellent contributions on our Art Gallery visit.

Year 5 Emerald – George Lee, for an excellent scientific approach to investigation work.

Year 5 Jade – Henry Stafford, for great use of frontal adverbials in his newspaper report.

Year 6 Burgundy – Arin Patel, for excellent plotting of a four quadrant coordinate grid using his left hand.

Year 6 Scarlet – Red Sangha, for working hard to plot accurate translations of shapes


The Cross Country team were again in action this week as they completed the third leg of the competition at Derby High School. The runners again acquitted themselves well against a field of 160 runners, in much drier conditions than the last two weeks! Well done to Josh Jennings, Thomas Dalziel, Jacob Corrie, Alexander El-Jouzi, Ash Mason and George Lee.

The boys now have a week off before the final race at Bury Athletics Club.

Ramsbottom Music Festival

On Friday, both Junior School choirs performed at the Ramsbottom Music Festival. Both choirs sang brilliantly and should be very proud of themselves.

The Junior Choir sang ‘Do You Hear the People Sing?’ from ‘Les Miserables’ and ‘Ocean Commotion’, a funny song about a grumpy shark. Kathryn Page, the adjudicator, had some lovely comments including:

“A bold and arresting performance with great energy.”

“Very enjoyable – well done.”

The Junior Choir came joint third in their class for unison voice.

The Chamber Choir sang ‘Learn to Swim’ and ‘One and a Million’, two songs that really showed their energy and enthusiasm for singing. Kathryn Page, again, had some lovely comments:

“Great energy with lots of clarity”

“Lots of joy was shown here – bravo!”

There was certainly a lot of joy shown and heard by all 38 boys when the Chamber Choir were announced winners of the two-part choir for the third year running! The huge shield can been seen, pride of place in our trophy cabinet. Well done everybody involved!

Further success was seen at the Ramsbottom Music Festival on the Saturday, with our very own Sebastian Gray picking up two first places for his wonderful singing and instrument playing! What a star! Congratulations, Sebastian!

And finally, congratulations to Alex El-Jouzi who won the Grade 3 Violin category, earning himself a fantastic medal and shield for his success! Well done Alex!

AJIS Music Festival

It has been a busy and rewarding time for the Chamber Choir. On Tuesday, they performed at the Association of Junior Independent Schools Music Festival held at the Bury Grammar School Infant’s. There were 11 schools from across the region including Birkenhead, Bolton, Chester and Hartford.

There was such a lovely atmosphere with a lot of talent and commitment on show. The boys performed superbly, with commitment and energy. The adjudicator, Mr. Mark Murray had some lovely comments about all the schools and when he announced that our Chamber Choir were the winners the boys were overjoyed!

Well done chaps! You’ve done yourselves and your school proud. Two trophies! Good job!

Junior School Boys’ Sporting Achievements

Congratulations to William who has won a bronze medal at the regional Oldham U12 Fencing contest (beating the eventual gold medal winner in his heat), and has qualified for the British Youth championships in Sheffield, representing the North West. William now has the opportunity to qualify for the British team. We have everything crossed for you William! What a fantastic achievement.

Evan and Dylan took part in a rugby competition last week, competing as members of Rochdale Rugby Club. While they didn’t emerge victorious, they earned their super medals. It is fantastic to see Junior School boys engaged in so many varied sporting activities and representing Bury Grammar School outside of school!

Congratulations to Ewan Greenhalgh for achieving UK Sports Awards Trampolining Level 9! Ewan, who has only been trampolining for less than a year, admitted the challenge was ‘really tough’, but can now feel a sense of achievement and is already looking to the next level.


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