At the end of September Derby Grammar Primary School gathered for the first Achievement Assembly of the new school year.

Achievement Assembly takes place at the end of each month and is an opportunity to celebrate what the boys have achieved throughout the month, whether in school or outside. And what a lot we had to celebrate this month.

Mrs Reynolds, who was our Deputy Head and left DGS at the end of July, was invited back to school for the Primary School to say ‘thank you’. Last year she taught the Year 4 boys science and Latin.

She was overjoyed with her presents and card and said: “I loved being with you in Junior School. You are all very special, very hardworking boys. Thank you for my beautiful picture.”

We then went on to celebrate our boys’ achievements. This included Jack (Y3) who’d had a very busy summer playing cricket, swimming and riding and who proudly showed us his trophy for being Burton RFC U7 team Coach’s Player of the Year

Tristan, Zach and Harley, who are all in Year 3, showed us their certificates and awards for swimming. Tristan completed 50 lengths, Zach had a bronze award and Harley was the fastest 8 year-old in the City of Derby Swimming Club championships.

Musa (Y5) has been working his way through a long list of new things to do and try from ‘The Week Junior’ magazine, while George (Y5) told us about winning his trophy at Tutbury Cricket Club and Daniel (Y5) showed us his medal for taking part in his first triathlon. He swam 100 metres, cycled 3 kilometres and ran 1 kilometre.

Alex K (Y6) told us all about what he had to do to pass his grade 3 Music Theory exam, Sam (Y6) had lots and lots of medals he’d won over the summer for tennis, including being the U10 county doubles champion, and George and Alex D (Y6) were very excited as they have both been offered trials with Derbyshire County Cricket Club.

Finally, Tom C (Y6) showed us his trophy for being the top goal scorer last season for his club, Belvedere. Problem was, he’d forgotten how many he’d scored. Must have been a lot Tom!

Mrs Sly said: “Wow – we have some amazing talent here in our Primary School, in sports, music, drama – the list is endless!”