Zach: following in Hamilton’s tyre-prints?

Could Zach Knight be the next Lewis Hamilton?  On Friday October 19th, Year 7 Urmston Grammar student Zach took pole position in the final of the Junior International Motor Sports World Championship, held in France.  That meant that, going into the race, Zach was effectively Number One in the world. …

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Spooky Reading

As it was Halloween this last week, the Library ran an event on classic and contemporary horror and thriller books where students pitted their wits, competing to correctly identify the highest number of titles from a series of clues. Students from across the year groups turned up to take part,…

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Walking the Wirral Way: Mission Complete!

My annual physical challenge this year was met by Walking the Wirral Way, Hooton to West Kirby and back all the way to Neston – 22 miles in total – undertaken with my good friends: David Williams, Jonny Williams, Al de la Hoyde and Rustie. The weather was remarkably kind, the track…

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Old Boy, New Prizes

Former Urmston Grammar student, Nick Hilton, did not quite get the kiss he was hoping for, but he did at least receive a joyous smile from his daughter, Libby, as she collected her certificates at the GCSE Presentation evening. The evening was a celebration of all round success, as students were…

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Sophie’s in Gypsy

Year 7 pupil Sophie Trueman has landed a part in The Royal Exchange’s musical production of ‘Gypsy’. Sophie, a member of the Denton-based Stagebox Theatre Company, attended numerous auditions and even saw two plum children’s roles offered to her best friends before an email landed in her mother’s inbox to…

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Roald Dahl day

It was Roald Dahl Day this week and to celebrate an author, who has a special place for many on their reading journey from childhood, and to welcome our new Year 7s to the library at Urmston Grammar, we hosted a quiz on his popular books. It was fantastic to…

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