Youth Health Champions

Eight students in Year 9 have spent four days training to be Youth Health Champions. This is a Level 2 course run by the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) in conjunction with Food For Life. As well as developing their knowledge of local health improvement facilities and their understanding of health issues the students worked as a group to develop their skills in research and presenting to an audience. The students will be running campaigns in school next year to help develop a healthy lifestyle at Batley Grammar School.

Fox’s Biscuit Challenge

Seventeen Year 8 students who won awards in the Fox’s biscuit challenge were the lucky recipients of a tour of Fox’s biscuit factory. The students had been working on a project in Food Technology lessons to design a creative biscuit that could be marketed by Fox’s. As well as researching and experimenting with biscuit recipes, they also had to take into account how easy the biscuit would be to mass produce. A big thank you to Fox’s for running the competition and to the student’s for all their hard work.

Year 11 Prom

On Thursday 29 June, Year 11 students held their annual Prom at The Met Hotel, Leeds City Centre. It was a fabulous occasion; one which we are sure will be a most memorable evening for the students.
They looked absolutely fantastic in their stunning attire. Students were an absolute credit to the school and thoroughly enjoyed themselves, celebrating the end of their time at Batley Grammar School.
There was a delicious buffet meal provided by the hotel, and the much anticipated student awards which provided lots of laughter and celebration.
Our thanks firstly go to the students for the way they conducted themselves throughout the entire evening and secondly to the 20 or so staff members that turned up throughout the evening to give Year 11 their best wishes.

Year 11 Prom Awards

Most annoying double act: Ammaar Karolia and Amirah Hassan
Cutest Couple: Jess Wilby and Will Hartley
Best hair: Sameer Sayyad
Biggest flirt: Hashim Karolia
Most likely to become Prime Minister: Tabitha Cook
Most likely to become famous: Jakub Zegocki
Most embarrassing moment of the year: Hafeezah Khan…..How not to truant assembly!
Teachers Pet: Abbie Inwood
Best dressed Male: Hasan Badat
Best dressed Female: Jaslin Sandhu
Best comedian: Yusuf Patel
Most gullible: Chloe Crossland
Most blonde: Eve Lister
Selfie king/queen (poser): Faaizah Karolia
Best dancer: Maisie Hill
Prom King: Andrew Stogden
Prom Queen: Tabitha Cook

Pied Piper

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.

Year 10 Cambridge University Visit

A number of Year 10 students had an excellent day at the University of Cambridge, Selwyn College on Wednesday 21 June. In what was another very early 6.00am start 14 students ventured on the six hour round trip.
Students participated in a number of different workshops during the day including ‘Why aspire to Higher Education’, ‘Pathways at Cambridge’, ‘The study of Education’ and a Philosophy lecture which harboured some excellent discussion. As well as these students also enjoyed a tour of Selwyn College, gaining an understanding of what university life consists of visiting dorm rooms, seeing lecture theatres and having lunch in the university campus. A really enjoyable day and one which will hopefully inspire some of our current Year 10 students who have the potential to work hard and perhaps apply to Cambridge University in the future.