National Careers Week (2nd-7th March 2020)

National Careers Week was launched at Urmston Grammar on Monday 2nd March during Form Time with a careers focused lesson prepared by the CEIAG Co-ordinator on ‘Staying Positive (Resilience)’ followed by a ‘Guess Which Teacher/Staff? Quiz’, whereas Year 8 instead spent time preparing for two employer events that followed. The…

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World Book Day: Just the Ticket!

World Book Day at Urmston Grammar We had a fantastic week of events to celebrate World Book Day, starting with a pop-up bookshop where students enjoyed redeeming their WBD vouchers on site from an amazing choice of new & best-selling books. Our ever popular Book Swap enabled students from across…

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2020: Space Odyssey

24 of Urmston Grammar’s girls, from year 8 to year13, went to NASA Johnson Space Centre in Houston to visit the space centre and take part in workshops at the Space Centre University. It was an exciting, enjoyable and challenging trip, and – as trip coordinator, B. Motiwala, says –…

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On Their Way to the Final!

Year 11 girls (with some year 9s who travelled as substitutes) were in Kettering over the weekend competing at the U16 Girls Volleyball National Championships. The Urmston team won all 3 of their final group stage matches and were then victorious in the semi-final.  The girls will now go on to play…

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Young Debaters Test Their Mettle on Trip to Durham

Urmston Grammar’s Debating Teams travelled to Durham for the North Regional Round of the International Competition for Young Debaters on Saturday the 29thof February. After an early rise and a two-hour train journey, all eight of the debaters arrived at Durham University for the day-long competition. A variety of topics…

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Franglais Liaison: Scary But Fun!

On 19 February, the Languages Faculty hosted 48 pupils from Collège Jacques Mercusot near Dijon. As our French visitors were here for most of the day, 9 of our French groups were able to work with them – nearly 200 UG students in total. A typical activity involved three French…

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NASA Part 2 🤠🇺🇸🛸

   Howdy 🤠 , On Thursday we took part in our thermal and cryogenic testing and it was very interesting as we learnt how to insulate 🥵 items properly. Later that day we had a tour of the Neutral Buoyancy Lab 🧫 and we even saw some astronauts getting geared up…

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NASA 🚀

                Howdy y’all, We are currently on our third day in Houston, Texas – so far we’ve covered a range of amazing activities! On Monday we had a tour of mission control and the robotics lab and we even saw a life-size replica of…

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The Debate Goes On

Manchester University Schools Debating Competition,  Feb 2020 Entering seven teams this year, Urmston Grammar had a great day of competition against some of the best debaters in the country. Debating motions as diverse as Fan Ownership of Premier League Clubs, Outlawing Private Military Contractors, Media Intrusion on the Lives of…

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England’s Elite

Urmston Grammar students continue to impress the national volleyball selectors. Four new players have succeeded in being selected for the England squad. Emilia Mitrovic, in Year 11, has been selected for England Junior Women (U19s); Kenechi Obologu (Year 9) has been selected for England Cadet Girls (U17s); and Sonny Casserly…

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