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Young Sports Leaders

The Year 9 Young Sports Leaders have been assisting (on 3 separate occasions) in the running of the Primary and Disability Sports Hall Athletics over the last 5 weeks.

Firstly they were chosen, on the basis of their commitment and enthusiasm in PE lessons, to represent Batley Grammar School. They had also been identified and requested by Mick Troop (School Sports Games Organiser) to help run the Sport Hall Athletics due to our previous excellent reputation of Young Leaders at the school.

The girls were required to set up numerous sports hall athletics stations, help score, input results, time keep and generally encourage participants of all ages and abilities.

From the onset they showed excellent maturity and leadership skills in dealing with both adults and children. They were highly praised by Mick Troop for their effort and commitment over the last few weeks and without their help the Sports Hall Athletics would not have taken place.

The girls have gained so many different skills and experiences from leading these games and these will serve them well for future college/sixth form applications.

We were very impressed with their efforts and could not thank them enough for representing our school to a very high standard.

Well done again!

Hi5 Netball Success

On Tuesday 28 March, children from the Primary Phase, went to represent the school at Newsome High School, Kirklees Hi5 Final.

We were victorious in the Batley Schools and St John Fishers’ rounds; winning both tournaments.

In the Kirklees Final, we won five games and lost two, which were to the schools who gained  1st and 2nd places.

We earned a trophy and gold medals by winning the St John Fishers’ Tournament and bronze medals from the Kirklees Final. We worked well as a team in all the matches and enjoyed the tournaments.

Hi5 Netball Team

Festival of Science

As part of British Science Week the BGS Science department ran a trip to the Festival of Science, University of Leeds, on Monday March 27th.  30 year 10 students participated in a Biological Sciences day. Students had the opportunity to experience life on the University campus for a day of practical Biological Sciences, getting hands-on with sophisticated DNA technology, and learning about dimorphism in flowers. More information can be found at www.leeds.ac.uk/festivalofscience.

Year 10 Religious Studies – Candle Conference

On 21 March thirteen members of the two Year 10 GCSE Religious Studies groups attended a student conference, ‘Christianity and Conflict’, at St George’s Church in central Leeds.

Hosted by renowned philosopher and theologian Dr Peter Vardy, the aim of the conference was to equip higher ability students to reach the upper levels of performance on the new 9-1 GCSE specifications, and to prepare them for A-level study.

Exploring issues such as ‘Who Was Jesus?’, ‘The Sanctity of Life’ and ‘A Just War?’, within the conference was embedded intensive expert preparation for answering the new-format GCSE exam questions.

All of the students in attendance really benefitted from the day, enriching their knowledge and gaining key advice about how to apply it to maximum effect in an exam context.