Head of BGS Boys' Junior School update - 11/05/2018

Head of BGS Boys' Junior School update - 11/05/2018

Dear Parents

Whether a ‘good guy’ or ‘bad guy’ at heart, there is no doubting the fun and incredible experiences that the boys had on Thursday in our ‘Baddies and Barristers’ event. When a school hosts an event, it takes a great deal of organisation, planning and investment of time from all stakeholders, to ensure that the best experience is given to the children. Thank you to the staff for the part they played in creating the fabulous, ‘Case of the Vandalised Football Kit’, thank you parents for adorning your sons with such excellent costumes, and thank you to the boys for joining in with such infectious enthusiasm. I am not sure Mr Robson will ever recover from the shame of being found guilty and sentenced to rotten apples being thrown at him in the stocks!

I am positive that your sons will have spoken about all the great activities they took part in; I was delighted to receive an email from a parent saying just how enthusiastic their son had been last night and that the best thing was that he hadn’t even realised that he was learning! I am certain that yesterday will have created some lifelong memories of Junior School for the boys, which in itself is quite an achievement. On top of the morning exploits, the Year 2 boys, our 2018 Year 3 elect, joined us for a similar event in the afternoon, where they enjoyed a fantastic time meeting staff and boys, whilst getting used to Junior School life. The transition from Infants to Juniors is always high on the agenda to ensure boys smoothly move into Year 3. Lots of photographs and a write up can be found in the further news section.

Next week the Year 4s travel to Robinwood Activity centre in Todmorden along with the Year 4 girls. I know the boys are thoroughly looking forward to throwing themselves down zip wires and navigating their way through the ‘Piranha Pool’. I hope they all have a fabulous time. Please keep an eye on Twitter for residential updates (@BGSBJunior). The NSPCC are coming in on Monday morning to be presented with a cheque for £700 on behalf of the Boys’ and Girls’ Schools for the money raised during #LoveArt week and friendship bracelets. Thank you to all parents who bought their son’s art work and I hope it is proudly displayed at home!

Due to residentials and other commitments, a number of after school clubs have had to be postponed next week. There will be no Clay Club or Kwik Cricket happening after school. My apologies for this unavoidable cancellation.

And finally, I normally write about my Monday assembly with the boys but this week was Bank Holiday. Therefore, I will tell you about this morning’s awards ceremony. We gave out two weeks’ worth of Boy of the Week certificates, had house point winning boys stand up for the previous two weeks, gave out the house point trophy twice (well-done Hulme and Derby), and awarded two boys with their respective belts for Karate and Jiu Jitsu. The boys in our Junior School are competitive yet supportive. As they grow and develop, they truly grasp and understand the importance of celebrating one another’s successes in whatever form they come. I am very proud of each and every one of them.

Have a fabulous weekend.

Mr Turner

Head of Junior School