Derby Grammar Junior School pupils had lots to celebrate in the May Achievement assembly which took place on the last day before the half term holiday.

Mrs Sly began by congratulating everyone who had taken part in the Music and Drama Showcase earlier in the week. She said: “What an amazingly talented group you are!”

We had six boys tell us about their achievements in May outside of school. Year 3 pupil Daniel proudly showed us his 10 metre swimming badge, while George, also in Year 3, proudly displayed his winners medal following a recent competition at his tennis club. Krishan (Year 5) told us about everything he had to do in his karate grading exam to be awarded his brown belt – which is only two off a black belt.

Danny is in Year 5 and he told us how he came 3rd out of 15 in his piano class at the Derby Arts Festival. He got 87 marks and a distinction. And Year 6 pupil Adam told us how he captained a team of four in a Texas Scramble golf competition. There were only two juniors in the competition, of which he was one, there were nine teams, and his team won. HIs oldest team member was a mere 70 years old! Adam also won the ‘nearest the pin’ competition in the same event. We think we may be seeing him on the TV in years to come.

Finally, Daniel (Year 6), who is already a talented pianist, showed us his grade 1 certificate for his new instrument, the trombone.

Ten pupils who took part in the Colour Blast Dash, raising funds for the Laura Centre, all received participation certificates, and everyone in Years 5 and 6 received their bikeability certificate and badge.

As always there were lots of individual subject achievement awards, with some boys scoring 100% in some of their work. And finally Tom, Will, Daniel and Atri all received their pen licences.