Sports Day – classes 3 to 5

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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 »

Grandparents Day

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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 »

Speech Day 2017

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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.

Toymaker Visit to Broughton Manor

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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 »

Monday 12th June – BMPS vs MKPS

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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!

Friday 9th June – BMPS vs Quinton House

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.

Broughton Manor U11/U10 A 79 vs 85 Quinton House U11/U10 A – 25th May 2017

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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 »

U11 Rounders Fixture v St Andrews – 25th May 2017

In a well-balanced match, chances were taken by both sides and only 1 rounder separated the teams after the first innings.

Both bowlers were put under pressure in the second innings but valiantly kept going. It all came down to the last ball of the game with the scores tied at 15 all but BMPS were unable to turn a backwards hit into a half rounder, so the game finished in a draw!

The highlight of our batting performance was Nimi managing to score 1.5 rounders in one turn, capitalising on a fielding error to put pressure on their fielders and gaining half a rounder for obstruction at 4th post whilst scoring a rounder. In the field, Funmi stepped into the role of bowler and worked hard to master this key position. The girls worked well in the field and we always had at least 2 players going for a ball.

Class 6 trip to Buckingham Garden Centre

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On Wednesday 24th May, the children in class 6 visited to Buckingham Garden Centre in support of their current topic,
Plants and Growth. They used their five 5 senses to touch, smell, hear, taste and look at different types of plants. The
‘Lamb’s Ear’ was very soft and the ‘Scaredy Cat’ was very smelly! They looked at the aquatic fish and found Dory, before moving outside to feed the Koi Carp.

The children also learnt about the life cycle of a chicken and how they differ to mammals. Finally, we visited their allotment where they planted some beans. They looked at the bees wax and learnt about propagation and we ate our picnic lunch in the meadow and enjoyed the peace and quiet.

Broughton Manor U11/U10A 42 vs 100 Lincroft Middle School U11/U10A

On a beautiful, sunny afternoon, the Broughton first team travelled to Bedford to play Lincroft Middle School. Broughton’s Team Captain, Keshav won the toss and chose to bowl first.

Lincroft’s batsmen started slowly but put up a steady stream of singles and boundaries to build up a solid score of 100. Broughton’s bowling was accurate with some excellent fielding. Wickets were taken by Rohan, Ire and Keshav.

After the break, Broughton started their batting session with some good work from a range of players. Ire scored a total of ten runs, including two fours. Theo also had some very powerful hits, including a fine boundary. In the end, the efforts in the crease were not enough as Lincroft got Broughton all out for 42.