After two and a half hours of trying to get to school this morning, Snow White finally gave up, abandoned her car and started to walk home. She was very disappointed that this was the second time we have had to postpone our Fairytale Fiesta and is hoping that next Thursday we will finally be able to celebrate World Book Day!
In November 2017, Batley Grammar School were approached by Tykes 2000 Casting Agency with an incredibly exciting opportunity for our students. The agency were looking to recruit a selection of 11-16 students from an Asian background to work as supporting actors in the second season of a popular Channel 4 sitcom.
We believed a number of students would benefit enormously from this opportunity as the work and motivation shown in lessons was of an excellent quality. This was potentially a unique opportunity for Batley Grammar School to promote the talent witnessed during each drama lesson.
We hope you agree this is a very exciting time for Batley Grammar School and we would like to see these students challenged and motivated in all aspects of the creative industry. This is an invaluable opportunity for them and an experience they can keep with them in the future.
The first group of students have already attended their first professional filming day and have come back to school buzzing with the excitement of their experiences.
The students reported that:
“We made loads of new friends, other students our age, some that had done it before so they gave us loads of tips.”
“It was exciting making friends with some of the professional actors our age, and seeing them filming was so much fun.”
“It was a good experience being on an actual filming set, I can’t wait to go back!”
The students are working as professional background actors and have been involved in close up shots and shots that are more communal so we should look out for them on our screens!
We have six months of filming with over 50 students selected, so good luck to all involved, but most of all just enjoy every minute!
Year 6 were invited to enter the Young Writers ‘Toy Stories’ competition. The pupils were challenged to write a story in just 100 words.
From adventures and mayhem to mysteries and flashbacks, the children wrote fantastic stories.
We would like to congratulate the following pupils as their stories have been chosen for publication:
Amna Tariq, Rayyaan Patel, Muhammad Bodiyat, Shifa Mitha, Haashir Cheema, Sufyaan Haider, Emilia Newman-Agar, Eesaa Mahmood, Hana Mitha, Zakiya Dar, Easaa Mulla, Amaan Baig, Malaika Darr, Zain Saiyed, Mu’Awiyah Hamzah, Aaminah Badat, Muhammad Mangera, Huda Ali, Jacob Lynch, Reece Frater and Zohaib Rasul.
Well done! We look forward to reading your published stories.
We were delighted to support the NSPCC by taking part in their Number Day on Friday 2 February 2018. From Reception to Y11, we took part in number themed activities, held Maths challenges, quizzes and bun sales.
By raising money, we are helping to fund the NSPCCs vital services such as Childline – the helpline that’s always there for children and young people whatever their problem or concern.
We raised an impressive £141! Thank you to everyone involved for their support.
Number Day has been a great way to make maths fun and create a positive, ‘can-do’ attitude.
Congratulations to our Upper Phase and Lower Phase poster competition winners.