Beth’s Triple Triumph

Fast on the heels of being hailed as runner up in the national Poetry by Heart Competition, Urmston Grammar’s Year 12 student, Beth Molyneux, has triumphed again.  And not just once, but three times over! Beth entered herself for this year’s Oxford German Olympiad and, over the half-term break at…

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Volleyball Victors

Our Under 15s are officially the third best volleyball team of their age group in the country! Last Sunday, our girls played in the national finals at Loughborough University, featuring just five other finalists.  Although Urmston were victorious against Boswell and did enough to reach the semi-final of the competition, there they met their…

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We stand with you

Below is a poem that Year 7 student, Susan Anjorin, wrote and then read in assembly this Thursday morning.  It is a sensitive yet defiant response to the tragic bombing that took place in central Manchester on Monday evening: On an early Tuesday morning A regretful day arrives As we wake…

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Beth is National Runner-Up

Beth Molyneux, in Year 12 at Urmston Grammar, has achieved second place in the national Poetry by Heart competition. Poetry by Heart is a competition where students learn celebrated poems ‘by heart’ and then recite them, typically before a live audience. Beth’s journey to success began with her winning Urmston…

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Music from the Movies

On an unseasonably warm evening in late March, the music department put on a red hot show, featuring music made famous in the movies.  The packed audience was treated to a wide range of genres from a broad spectrum of performers, with staff and students, instrumentalists and singers, soloists, duos and…

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Churchill College or Bust?

On Saturday the 22nd of April, three of Urmston Grammar’s Year Eleven Students – Kemi Osobukola, Matthew Audcent and Jasmine Shaw – competed in the final of the prestigious English Speaking Union’s Public Speaking Competition. Held at the University of Cambridge, on the campus of the beautiful Churchill College (home to 32…

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Translator Extraordinaire!

Congratulations to Joanne McNulty who has won a special mention award at the EU Young Translators Competition.  Only one winner per country could be chosen, even though candidates from the UK submitted translations from the 23 different languages. For Joanne to receive a special mention in the competition is, therefore, a major achievement. A…

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Visit to No 10

Urmston Grammar Principal Mrs R Wall and Year 8 student Ange Boli were at 10 Downing Street (on Monday) last week. Mrs Wall was there by special invitation, and she was allowed to choose one student from the school to accompany her. At the Prime Minister’s residence, Mrs Wall and…

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