This term we have introduced Horse Riding Club as an afterschool club for children in classes 6 and 7 (Years 1 & 2). The riding lessons take place at Bryerley Springs Equestrian Centre. The Centre is affiliated with the Pony Club, which ensures the teaching is to an internationally recognized standard.
The first lesson of the term was a huge success!
This year our fundraising project will be Super Shoes. On Monday 11th September, a representation of the charity, joined our Pre-Preparatory Department assembly to talk to the children.
Sarah White founded the charity Super Shoes in 2013 and her mission is to empower children fighting cancer by creating personalised Converse trainers decorated with designs chosen by the children themselves. Each pair of shoes are designed specifically for a particular child or young person and hand painted by a Super Artist to express the child and all of the things they like e.g. a favourite game, sports team, music, animals or all of the above! In fact, anything that the child holds dear.
Each day, someone, somewhere in the country is selected to receive the award to celebrate their remarkable achievements. Super Shoes are as unique as the child or young person that wears them and act as a reminder to that child of who they are, despite their illness, challenges and treatment.
On Friday 8th September, our PTA, the Friends of Broughton, welcomed the parents of children in class 5 (our Reception class). This event allowed the parents to meet one another, to find out about the Friends of Broughton and after collecting their child at the end of the school day, parents and children were photographed together to keep as a momento of their first day at “school”.
On Wednesday 21st June, the children in classes 3, 4 and 5 took part in Sports Day on the lawn at Broughton Manor. Mr Jay organised the events superbly and all the races ran very smoothly. The children took part in running races, egg and spoon races, balancing a bean bag on the head races and sack races. On the hottest day of the year so far, every child performed very well in the heat and they all ran or hopped to the best of their ability.
Special thanks must go to the pupils in class 11 (Year 6) who helped the staff run the event by giving out award stickers at the end of each race, by moving equipment and most importantly by giving out cold water to the hot parent spectators. It was an excellent event enjoyed by many parents Grandparents and siblings. Well done to everyone! Read more »
On Wednesday 21st June 2017, the children in classes 3 – 11 invited their Grandparents to spend the morning in school with them. This is an annual event and, as always, it was a wonderful experience for both our visitors and the children. Read more »
Our annual Speech Day was, again, a huge success this year. Mr Pye, the Chairman of Governors welcomed the children, parents and staff. Mr Canwell then addressed the children and looked back at the events and successes of 2016/17. The personal success of every child in classes 7 – 11 was celebrated and awards were presented.
On Tuesday 13th June, we welcomed Kelly Dean, a toymaker, soft-sculpture artist and bearsmith from New York. Mr Dean is a craftsman in the old-world style – who makes one-of-kind soft-sculpture for the collectors’ market. His work has been featured in numerous magazines and trade journals and can be found in museums throughout the world. Completely hand made from original patterns, the pieces are complicated and poseable.
Mr Dean brought with him Woburn and Brianna and talked to the children about how his bears are constructed and the materials and techniques used. The children loved the teddy bears because they look like real bears! Read more »
BMPS 262 – 286 MKPS
A score-fest was served up during junior games this past Monday afternoon. Many of the BMPS boys finding the boundary whilst posting a decent score. However, they were guilty of conceding 7 wickets.
MKPS replied in similar style, after the first two pairs of Broughton bowlers kept scoring to a minimum. MKPS then stepped up the pace finding the boundary with some well placed shots.
Well done to Ondrej, Tristan, and Joshua for playing in their first cricket fixture this season!
BMPS put on their best display this season, setting a target of 258 for our visitors.
The match went down to the last ball, and unfortunately for BMPS the last delivery was a No Ball. As a result Quinton house won by 1 run!
Player of the match was Mohammed-Eisa Osman. Taking a wicket, two catches and hitting 19 off 11 balls.
BMPS won the toss and elected to bowl. Keshav and Oliver opened the bowling but struggled to break through a strong opening batting pair.
Finally, in the 8th over Ire delivered a gem to dismiss their danger man. Another wicket soon followed in the 10th over with Avyukt getting his first of the season. Then came the third change of attack that saw Rohan and Abiola take two wickets each in their spell, with the latter narrowly missing out on a Hat trick! Great bowling Abiola!
Quinton finished on 85/6.
BMPS started their batting innings slowly, feeling out their bowlers. The 3rd over saw the first boundary hit by Charlie, who unfortunately lost his wicket a few balls after. Keshav, Ire and Rohan also found the boundary with some well-placed shots. Oliver and Avyukt added some well needed singles which set up a tense finish. Ire and Abiola needing 14 off the last over……… They managed 8, a great effort but not enough for the victory.
A great performance from the boys all around.
Result BMPS 79/6 – 85/6 Quinton House Read more »