BLM Reading List for Lower School

Year 7 pupils Jasmine Smith and Maisie Cooper have been so moved by the events in the USA – the death of George Floyd and the support  for Black Lives Matter – and so inspired by the reading list compiled by Katie Heggs and other sixth formers, that they have…

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Jammin’ James’ Jazz Success

Year 9 student James Lucas has been successful in an online audition to join The National Youth Jazz Collective.  This is an ensemble which offers places to 14-18 year olds  who are exceptionally talented in musical knowledge and performance.  So, for 14 year-old James to acquire a place at the…

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Black Lives Matter: See Our Reading List

Following the tragic death of George Floyd at the hands of American police officers, Year 12 student Katie Heggs has composed a news letter and (with the aid of other like-minded students) a reading list for Urmston Grammar’s Upper School Bookclub.  We are so impressed with the list of titles…

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Portrait of the Artist: Interview with Ruby

In recent days, I’ve been able to catch up with Ruby Owen Hull and ask her a few questions about the stunning self-portrait that has earned a place in the Royal Academy’s Young Artists’ Summer Show exhibition. I guess the self-portrait particularly resonates at this time, as Ruby is dressed…

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At Work with the CPS

Our school runs a comprehensive work experience for our Year 12 students, sadly not operating as it should do this year owing to Covid-19 restrictions.  However, Year 10 student, Matthew Ingham, has taken his own initiative and embarked on an online work experience scheme with the Crown Prosecution service.  Matthew…

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Stop Press: More PBH Success!

Tom Freeman and Emily Greaves have just been awarded prizes in the county round of the Poetry by Heart competition. Their success comes hot on the heels of acclaim at national level for our students Harriet Short, Freya Leech, Yusuf Hassen and teacher, Mrs. E. Sandys (previously reported). Back in January,…

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Ruby’s Royal Academy Acclaim

Year 8 student, Ruby Owen Hull, is to have her artwork exhibited by the Royal Academy! Before and during Lockdown, Urmston Grammar students from years 7-12 were challenged to produce work for the Royal Academy of Arts Summer Show.   “Fantastic news – what an accomplishment!” exclaimed Principal, Mrs R.…

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Iceland 2020: Ciara Creates Chaos (Initially,,,)

Back in February, the Geography department took a group of students on a trip to the remarkable island of Iceland.  Year 10 student, Matthew Ingham, produced this log of his experiences: Sunday 9thFebruary – Storm Ciara Strikes… Ready to expand our horizons, we all met at Manchester Airport at 9,00…

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