Everyone walked in to Achievement Assembly this morning listening to Danny playing beautiful music on the piano. What a great start to our monthly assembly to celebrate everything the boys have been doing, and excelling at, in March!

We began with the Rotary Club Easter Egg draw. Musa, Srujan and George have been busy selling raffle tickets to anyone who passed them this week for the Easter Egg raffle. We do this each year to help the Derby South branch of Rotary to raise funds for various local children’s charities. This year they are also donating 100 toothbrushes to Hisani Orphanage in Tanzania who we support and visit each July when we make our annual trip to Gedeli B School. The lucky winner of the enormous Easter Egg is Mr Flear.

This month our boys have been as busy as ever out of school. Alex showed us his bronze medal for coming third in the East Midlands Area Judo Mash Up competition, and Bill showed us his medal for doing parallel turns in his ski class.

James is an excellent swimmer and had a very shiny silver trophy which he won for being the best swimmer in his session and for showing the most improvement in his butterfly stroke.

Iósaif joined us on stage to talk about his sporting successes. He is part of the Belper Nailers Under 10 hockey team and they have recently won the county championship. The team also recently played in a tournament which included teams from all over the East Midlands, and they won that too.

Not only is Iósaif a keen hockey player, but he loves swimming too. He takes part in the Rookie Lifeguard programme which teaches children the skills they need to be confident in the pool or water. He’s just achieved his Silver Stage 1 award.

We then celebrated boys who had gone above and beyond in their schoolwork this month. Sam had produced some excellent and intricate temperature graphs in his geography topic which Mrs Genders was very impressed by.

Tharusan completed a reading record task on Greek Myths and came up with a true and false quiz, complete with impressive hand drawn pictures, while Kian was praised for his latest piece of written work, Breck The Space Cadet. Mrs Jackson could see all of the extra effort he’s been putting in to his reading as it showed in his story creation and writing.

The whole of Year 5 were commended on their work as part of their factual writing topic in English. They based their pieces on a dragon and produced excellent content which was presented beautifully.

Pen licences were awarded to Sam in Year 5 and Abhi in Year 3, who beamed their way through the rest of assembly, and the winners of the recent House competitions were confirmed as:

  • Swimming – Bemrose
  • Hockey – Bemrose
  • Music – Blackton
  • Poetry – Derby

The overall winner at the end of Spring term in the Honour Point race is Derby. Still a whole term to go so it’s all to play for!