Head of BGS Boys' Junior School update - 16/03/2018

Head of BGS Boys' Junior School update - 16/03/2018

Dear Parents

What an incredible week it has been in the Junior School. This morning saw Year 3 deliver their first assembly in the Juniors. The confidence and clarity with which they spoke was testament to the fantastic work that has been done by the staff at BGS. Their were no nerves as the boys delivered an informative and fun assembly on St. Patrick’s day; the school turned green for the morning! The culmination of the Irish jig was wonderfully received and I was delighted to have a lesson from Eisa at the end!

Music has been a theme again this week. The chamber choir performed admirably on Tuesday at the Joint Schools Concert and were applauded for their excellent volume and positive approach to singing. The second place finish for the choir at the Ramsbottom Music Festival last Friday, brought to an end three years of winning the trophy but the boys were magnanimous and deserved their worthy praise from the adjudicator.

In sport, the Year 4 footballers are out today competing at The Etihad Campus and also tomorrow at Cheadle Hulme. The Year 6 boys also had a tough match mid-week; read more from Mr Sheikh in the further news section.

I was delighted to write a short piece for the Bury Times this week. Both Mrs Anderson and Mr Cassidy regularly write for the newspaper and senior school staff also enter subject specific articles. Please do have a read of the articles from BGS staff if you have a spare moment; they are a great insight into both education and BGS.

The Year 1 children were welcomed into the Junior School on Thursday as part of their topic about local history. It was a pleasure to tour the children around our prior police office and courts of Bury building. They loved sitting in my chair in the old judge’s chambers (my office), entering the cells (peripatetic music rooms) and visiting the Chief Officer’s family living quarters (the Library). They went away very happy from their experience, with the boys thoroughly looking forward to moving up to the Juniors.

The Year 6 boys had a fabulous visit to The Fusiliers Museum on Thursday, meeting ex-soldiers and joining in with roll call! For pictures and further details, please see the further news section.

As Easter is quickly approaching, it is worth drawing your attention to the BGS Easter Eggstravaganza on Wednesday 28th March from 3-6pm. It would be wonderful to have a strong Junior School presence at the event and I look forward to seeing you there. For further details please see the website or follow us on Twitter @BGSBJunior . There are free Easter Eggs on offer to the children and a farm animal petting area!

Have a lovely weekend.

Mr Turner

Head of Junior School