Mrs Walker: Ambassador for Teaching

Our very own Mrs L. Walker (Languages teacher at Urmston Grammar)  is encouraging local people to find out more about careers within teaching.  She attended a Train to Teach roadshow when it visited Manchester Metroploitan University this weekend, Saturday February 3rd. She said: “I love being a teacher and I…

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Hairspray Dazzles and Sparkles

What a performance! Hairspray, the school’s first full musical production for 12 years, has been an absolute triumph – a triumph of talent and teamwork!  From backstage crew to set and costume designers, from musicians to choreographers, from lighting crew to the leading lights of actors, singers and dancers on…

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Tabs is a Whizz Kid, and a Champion!

Tabs Ozard of 7T is part of an ice skating team that have just become British champions!  Tabs’ Altrincham-based team, Whizz Kids, have won the Junior B category at the championships that were held at the National Ice Centre in Nottingham.  There were over 60 different teams, of varying levels, competing…

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Design a Book Themed Christmas Card

This Christmas the Library’s competition was to design a card inspired by a book. While some students opted for traditional classics like Dickens’s A Christmas Carol, our winners opted for more contemporary novels. Both first prize winner Julia Zhou 7T and second placed Evie Fitzsimmons 8S based their designs on…

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This is War

…or is it just friendly rivalry? Urmston Grammar Students vied with one another to produce the best recitals of selected war poems in our annual Poetry by Heart competition. Overall winner, once more, was Beth Molyneux, who was actually placed second in the national competition last year!  Lower school winner…

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Congratulations to Tabs

Tabitha Ozard 7T competed at the Lee Valley Synchro Skating Open in London with her team, Whizz Kids, on 6th November.  It was the first time the team had skated at this higher level (Junior B) and they achieved a massive score of 71.71 – and won the event! Whizz…

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Library Halloween Book Event

This Halloween things went bump in the night lunchbreak in the Reading Room as we marked the day by holding a ghoulish quiz. Horror and thriller book fans who dared to enter the spookily-themed room pitted their wits against each other on questions about classic and popular spine-chillers, from Bram…

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Jackson’s Boat and Back Again

It’s always a tough decision: brolly or no brolly?  When it’s wet and windy – do you use your brolly only for it to be blown inside out, or do you not use your brolly and risk a soaking?  These were just some of the issues facing 900 plus Urmston…

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Lakeland to Lakeland: Mission Accomplished!

Manchester and Cumbria are notorious for one thing in particular: rain! And it certainly rained aplenty on Saturday when Mr Dickson successfully completed his 68-mile cycle ride from Urmston to Silverdale. Mr Dickson was accompanied on his ride by Al and Sarah de la Hoyde, who shared the riding and…

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