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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Saul’s Palace Visit

Year 8 Urmston Grammar Student and Trafford Police Cadet, Saul McIntyre, is pictured here at the Palace of Westminster in London. Saul, in his role as a police cadet, was on hand at the Manchester Marathon in April, dutifully handing out bottles of water to runners and tidying up the…

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Voyage à Paris 2018

On Monday morning (the first day of our trip), we had to board a coach very early in the morning (5.00 a.m. to be precise). We travelled for 8 hours before arriving, ready to take the ferry, at Dover. On the ferry, we had an hour and a half to…

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Media Factory Visit

On Friday 22nd June, a group of enthusiastic junior journalists from Urmston Grammar took a trip out to Salford University in Media City, where they attended a Media Factory workshop.  Working with students from the university and with industry professionals, they familiarised themselves with the key news stories of the…

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Principal’s blog: Bike Week

A car-centric lifestyle with parents combining journeys to work with the school run, fears over dangerous roads and more commitments to fit into busier lives have seen numbers of pupils biking to school fall. On average, pupils live a couple of miles away from the school, yet one in five cars…

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Principal’s blog: Local History

History – is what you need to know about the past to help inform the present and to understand the future. History can be personal, local, national and international. May is Local and Community History month. The school has existed in different guises since 1882 – but Urmston Grammar was born…

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