URMSTON DEBATERS CONTINUE TO IMPRESS

Cambridge Union Schools Debating Competition 2020 On Saturday the 11th of January Urmston Grammar hosted over a dozen schools in The Cambridge Union Schools Debating Competition, one of the biggest schools debating competitions in the world and possibly the most prestigious. This was the only qualifying round in the north…

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Nobody Parties Like Our Sixth Form

This December our sixth-formers did a fantastic job in hosting two Christmas parties, one for members of Delamere Special School, the other for local senior citizens.  And this was made possible with the generous donations that came in following Mr. Dickson’s Wirral Way Challenge. Over £800 was raised in order…

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Design a Book-Inspired Christmas Card

As many authors & artists take their inspiration from the festive season, the UG library asked students to fuse the two & design a Christmas card inspired by a book or book characters. Entries were inspired by both classic and contemporary literature. All were amazing! But the winners were Kira…

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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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