The Pied Piper came to Batley Grammar School on Thursday 22 June. He rapped his way onto stage and lured away the very cute rats! Then after not being paid, he led the children into the mountain. There were some fantastic performances and lovely singing. Congratulations to all the children in years 2 to 6 for a brilliant and really enjoyable performance.
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On the 8th of June a team of staff led by Miss Parkes took 107 students from Year 7 and Year 8 to Manchester Opera House to watch the award winning performance of ‘Gangsta Granny’. The play is adapted from the hugely acclaimed novel by David Walliams and the trip was extremely popular, with all spaces being filled in a matter of hours!
The theatre was full with school trips and our students from Batley Grammar School represented us perfectly, with polite behaviour and enthusiasm for the performance. This trip provided students with the chance to observe live theatre first hand and watch professional actors implementing the skills they practice every Drama lesson. The play was full of silly jokes and ridiculous characters; the ideal relief for a rainy Thursday morning!
Especial thanks to Mr Batley, Miss Wilson, Mrs Graham and Mrs Sadiq for their help on the day, it was a fun day for all involved and was a great success!
Last half term students from Years 9, 10 and 11 took part in the UKMT Intermediate Maths Challenge. The top 40% of students nationally receive a gold, silver or bronze certificate in the ratio 1:2:3. We had eight students this year who achieved one of these top awards. These included:
Amirah Hassan – Best in Year and Silver certificate
Will Hartley – Bronze Certificate
Zainab Lookman – Bronze Certificate
Lorcan Nicholls – Best in School, Best in Year and Gold Certificate
Uzair Laher – Silver Certificate
Ben Costello – Bronze Certificate
Lily Sisson – Best in Year and Silver Certificate
Mia Butler – Bronze Certificate
Around 500 of the highest scorers in each school year are invited to take part in the Intermediate Mathematical Olympiad papers. A further 5,500 pupils from across all three year groups are invited to sit either the grey or pink European Kangaroo papers. These are one-hour papers with 25 multiple choice questions, taken by pupils from over 30 countries worldwide. This year Lorcan Nicholls in Year 10 was selected to sit the Pink European Kangaroo paper. He did extremely well scoring highly enough to achieve a Merit Certificate.
An excellent achievement for Lorcan and well done to all!
Earlier this year a number of our Year 7 and Year 8 students took part in a Mathematics competition organised by the University of Leeds. The students were required to tackle a number of problems that tested their problem solving and logical reasoning skills, as well as their knowledge of Mathematics. Over 350 students from across West Yorkshire entered the competition, providing a very high level of competition.
Five students from Batley Grammar School did particularly well, achieving a Certificate of Merit. Hannah Green, Caitlan Davis, Dhruv Dhangar, Sarah Hassan and Biloval Ashfak were invited, along with their families, to attend a prize giving evening at the university.
One of our Year 7 students, however, stood out from the rest. Molly Lawford achieved 3rd place in the competition, which is an incredible achievement. Her achievement has been celebrated by the school, in assembly, and also at the award ceremony at the University of Leeds. Well done Molly!