Thursday, 19th January saw us welcome Mr Amit Kumar (dad of Ayran K 3M) into junior assembly to talk to us about his career as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon and a specialist in sarcoma, a rare soft tissue cancer.
We learnt how many years of training were needed to reach the level required for such a position and about some famous doctors who had inspired him along the way such as, Sir Alexander Fleming, Joseph Lister, Anthony Henry Gray and Sir John Charnley.
Mr Kumar talked about the many people in his team who helped him perform an operation and we even got to see a photo of his operating theatre. Mr Kumar’s quiz involved us answering questions about the bones in the body and the healthy (and not so healthy!) foods needed to make them healthy and strong.
Mr Kumar’s passion for his profession was clear to see and he explained that he enjoys helping fix people,stopping pain and making them able to run and walk again; he also enjoys the travel, teaching and continuous learning involved. Once again the children were rapt and asked some super questions.
Mr Kumar ended his talk by explaining why school was so important in so many different ways and gave us these three tips for success: practising, learn two new things every day and be your own ‘best doctor’ by being the best that you can be in anything you do.
What wonderful life lessons for us all and what a great message from our first Inspirational Speaker of 2017! We would like to thank Mr Kumar for taking time out of his very busy schedule to come into school to inspire us.
Mrs J Flynn – AGT Coordinator
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Every Year Five boy travelled down the A34 to take on our neighbours in Manchester. The MGS v LBHS fixture is always eagerly anticipated, as both schools deliver a high standard of football, and the matches are equally as competitive.
I am delighted to report that the Lady Barn boys produced some exceptional results in our totally inclusive fixture. The way they embraced a new 9-a-side format was excellent, The boys played with confidence and quality. I was particularly pleased with the maturity of the group, as they played with very little intervention from the sidelines, enjoying the freedom to play and express themselves.
Well done to every pupil, who represented the school with pride.
MGS A 1 LBHS A 5 (Jasper W 2, Rhys W 2 & Charlie S 1, m.o.m. – Rhys W )
MGS B 0 LBHS B 4 (Fabian J 2, Ezekiel A 1 & Samee H 1 – m.o.m. – Kyri H)
MGS C 0 LBHS C 0 ( m.o.m. – Jacob R)
MGS D 2 LBHS D 0 ( m.o.m. – Andrew E)
Mr Pietkiewicz – Head of PE & Boys’ Games
We had a massive response to last term’s school mascot competition and now we can announce the winner – Barney the Owl. Well done to Neena in Year Five for her very clever design.
We especially liked the blue wings that look like the children’s blazers! We feel that Barney represents the school in various ways – a kind and hard-working owl, and hopefully a wise one too, just like we wish the children to be. You will see him appearing in various places over the coming weeks and months.
This week we asked a graphic designer to take Neena’s amazing ‘Barney’ design and turn him to what you see at the top of this page.
Our Year Five girls bravely faced a mixed side of Year Five & Six girls from Manchester High School who seemed incredibly tall and fierce!
We started a little tentatively and allowed MHGS to score a quick goal. This didn’t put us off as we kept clearing the ball towards their goal and eventually scored a great goal before half time. With spirits high, and the game end to end, May struck an amazing shot into the back of the net! The final score was 2-2. A well deserved draw.
DiDi was voted player of the match, by the opposition, as she never stopped creating chances for the rest of the team.
Mrs Prendergast – Girls’ Games