Derby Grammar School’s senior pupils gathered in the Hall this week for the last assembly of the academic year.

Dr Norris welcomed everyone to draw this academic year to a close. She highlighted what a busy year we had all had – and that she is looking forward to seeing it all summarized in the upcoming issue of DGS Life

The final assembly of any term is always about celebrating achievement and talent, and this one was no exception.

We began by awarding commendation certificates for Bronze, Silver and Gold levels to 22 pupils. Certificates for over 100 commendations also went to Will Flear, Adam Gentles, James, Matthew Jackson, Rohail Moazzam and Andreas Serghi.

Duke of Edinburgh’s Bronze certificates and badges were then awarded to Daanish, George, Edward, William, Jasgobind and James, followed by awards for achievement in sport this term.

Mr Whitworth began by acknowledging the fact that huge amounts of rain in June had a big impact on our cricket season this year! He said: “Despite this, I am still very proud to be able to award Colours this term. Colours are all about ability, sportsmanship and attitude and the boys receiving these awards have shown all of these qualities in abundance.”

Junior Colours, for boys in Years 7 to 9, were awarded to Jeffrey Baker, George Hilliam and Sebastian Read. Half Colours were presented to Toby Ganley, Varchas Swamy and Jasneal Mudhar.

Finally, Mr Whitworth awarded a commemorative cricket ball to James in Year 7. These are awarded to any boy scoring over 50 runs in a match. James had a “fantastic knock” last week against Trent College, scoring 86 not out.