What's been happening in the Girls' Junior School - 23/03/2018

What's been happening in the Girls' Junior School - 23/03/2018

The BGS Junior Girls attended the final of the Greater Manchester Engineering Competition at Manchester University.

During the past eight weeks, the Engineering Club had been making their own marble run to fit into the two categories being design and technology and literacy. You could watch it taking shape in the Infant foyer.

The girls built prototypes, overcame numerous engineering difficulties such as which support tower shape to use, how steep to make the run, how to make it transportable to the university.... to name but a few.

Every member of the club programmed, engineered, was innovative and contributed widely.

When the judging was taking place, the girls showed their power point and movie (which you can watch below) to illustrate how their marble run made numerous links to BGS and the town of Bury.

The end of the marble run was spectacular as the marble landed in a Bury Black Pudding.

The girls did the school and themselves proud and we cannot wait to enter the next competition!

 

All of the Year 6 girls visited the Crucial Crew this week which helps children stay safe.

They were given lessons from a wide range of organisations including Greater Manchester Police, British Transport Police, St Johns Ambulance to name but a few.

The 'hands on' safety event taught the pupils about important issues including anti-social behaviour, personal safety and road safety.

Year 6 have been enjoying tasting biscuits as part of their design technology lessons. Later this week we will be baking our own recipes!

Sport

It has been a busy few weeks in the sports department with various tournaments and fixtures taking place.

On Thursday, the Year 5 Netball team travelled to King's School Macclesfield to participate in the AJIS High-Five Netball tournament. The girls were faced with fierce competition, which saw them finish 3rd in their group. They continued in the afternoon in a further two games and finished second in this group. All the girls worked really hard in the bitterly cold winds and have taken a lot from the tournament and increased their knowledge and skills, ready for the next season.

Further to this, the Under 11 girls Netball team played in the Bury Junior School semi-final at St Gabriel’s RC High School on Thursday afternoon against Holcombe Brook Primary School where BGSG were victorious to allow them to proceed to the final. BGSG were faced with Woodbank Primary School, who we met earlier in the competition. Bury girls played with great determination and scored 24 goals and conceded 3. This means our Under 11 Netball team are now Bury Junior Schools Champions!

Next week continues with the AJIS Under 11 Football tournament at St Bede’s Prep School. We are fortunate enough to take two teams to this competition. Good luck to all the girls taking part. On Tuesday, it is the second round of the Bury Junior Schools cross country championship. This will be held at Bury Athletics Club. Again, best of luck to all the girls taking part in this event.