Our snow-delayed Achievement Assembly took place on Wednesday this week, and how impressed we were with all of our Junior School boys.

Mrs Sly began by thanking Year 6 pupil, and Head of Atkinson House, Roj, for supplying the uplifting quote – “Sometimes you need to fall before you learn how to fly.”

We then moved on to recognising achievements outside of School. Tom told us about his excitement at being in Derby Theatre’s current production of Two, and Sam, his brother, shared his news that he’s just been taken on by Stoke City Football Academy.

Danny showed us the stones he’d found on a recent foray on a beach on the Jurassic Coast, and Benny told us all about his trip to the Star Wars premiere.

Yet again we had a huge number of subject achievement certificates to award across Junior School. These included recognition for assessment results, work in gymnastics and being regular and dedicated members of the hockey team.

Throughout each month teachers reward pupils for extra-special work or effort with a raffle ticket. At Achievement Assembly they are rewarded with a small prize. This month we probably had our biggest number ever. It included Will’s super, exciting writing; Nicholas and Tom for being super mathematicians’ Iosáif and Alex for their fabulous baking; Jai, Will and Adam for fantastic reading diary entries, and many more.

Mrs Sly, Head of Derby Grammar Junior School said: “I really enjoy our Achievement Assemblies as they give both staff and pupils a chance to celebrate our talented group of boys.

They are always eager to learn and try new things, whether that be in the classroom or outside of it, and that’s what makes Derby Grammar Junior School such a vibrant, stimulating and exciting place.”