England Call-Up

Izzie Watson and Mia Bradbury, in Year 10, are the latest of our students to be called up to the England volleyball team. On the recommendation of Urmston Grammar coach, Mr. Ainsworth, Mia and Izzie attended a selection session at the National Volleyball Centre in Kettering, on October 21st.  Four days later,…

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Let’s Sing (2018)…

…and why not? Scientific studies have proven that singing improves our mood, bringing a decrease in stress, depression and anxiety.  And furthermore, communal singing offers even greater benefits, as the singer gains a sense of belonging.  Physical health is also given a boost, as blood pressure may be lowered, immunity elevated, and…

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Singing for Britain

Year 8 student, Mia Crook, is a singer with nationally recognized talent, not just a member the Halle Children’s Choir, based in Manchester, but of the National Children’s Choir of Great Britain. It’s only three years since Mia began to take classical singing lessons.  Currently, she has a Grade 3 qualification and…

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Challenge Complete!

This was probably the toughest challenge I’ve taken on so far – certainly the longest in terms of distance travelled by foot and by time spent on the challenge. On the road by 5.35, we were actually on the Challenge trail by approximately 8.15 a.m. The sunshine and cooling breeze were…

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A Pound for a Peak: How about it?

Three peaks, twenty-five miles, and all walked in twelve hours – that’s the challenge for Mr. DIckson this year. Each year, Mr Dickson undertakes a physical challenge in order to raise money for Christmas parties that will be hosted by members of our sixth form, one for children from Delamere…

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A record number of top grades at Urmston Grammar

As 10:00 am approached, the main doors opened and students headed for the school gym. The mood of nervous anticipation amongst Year 11 students and their parents soon turned to elation as they cerebrated some outstanding GCSE results. Mrs Wall, Principal, said, “This year has been unchartered waters for all…

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Unser Klassenausflug nach München

Year 10 Trip to Munich Boarding the plane on Sunday morning, I can honestly say I wasn’t sure what to expect out of this trip. The meetings before the trip were informative, but you still can’t really know until get there. Nevertheless, I was hopeful of being able to develop…

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It’s Raining Records!

It rained in Manchester on Friday.  Nothing unusual about that, you might say – except it hadn’t rained for a month or more.  The last time it rained was when Robbie Williams put on the UNICEF charity football match at Old Trafford.  Anyway, Friday was Urmston Grammar’s Sports Day.  Cue the rain! …

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Urmston Gymnast Triumphs Again!

Officially the best junior gymnasts in the Country! Much decorated gymnast, Liza Breykina in Year 8, has won again.  Her team, Ribby Hall Rhythmic Gymnastics Club, triumphed at the Rhythmic Gymnastics British Championships, held at the International Centre in Telford from 22-24 June. Liza, pictured here second from the left,…

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