Brookvale Groby Learning Campus Year 10 boys rugby team retained the County Plate title that they won previously in Year 9. The game was played in tough conditions at Leicester Forest RFC against a decent John Fernley side. However, we managed to string some excellent phases of rugby together to outscore our opponents by 8 tries to 2. Tom Allen opened the scoring, with Luis Parry and Sam Jacques (2) adding to this in the first half. Sam Jacques scored another two tries in the second half with Luis Parry scoring again after a free flowing move that started in our own 22.  Zak Golding completed the scoring with a well worked try and Tom Allen finished with 4 conversions for a final score of 48-12.

Well done boys!

Brookvale Groby Learning Campus U14 girls futsal team were once again crowned Team Leicestershire County Champions and have followed this up by being crowned U15 Regional Champions! They went through the Leicestershire competition undefeated, taking them to the Regional Finals in Birmingham. Two wins and a draw at the Regional Finals was enough to win the tournament taking the girls into the National semi-finals.

A huge achievement by a great team!

Fin Deevey-Ryan – Rugby selection

Congratulations goes to Year 11 student; Fin Deevey-Ryan,
as he has been selected into the Leicester Tigers and Brooksby Melton College AASE programme.

They have been thoroughly impressed with his recent rugby performances,
and believe he has the potential not only to develop himself, but to help grow the AASE programme.

Well done Fin!

 

Year 10 student Katie M Parker competed in the English Schools Cross Country Final on Saturday 16th March at Temple Newsam in Leeds.

Katie had qualified to represent Leicestershire and Rutland by running for Brookvale Groby in the league and County Cross Country final races.

Katie came 20th overall out of a 341 girls in the U15 race, a great race to end the cross country season.

Katie is a very determined and dedicated athlete, this race has only inspired her more when she found out her place was only 20 seconds off qualification to run for England!

Well done Katie!

Red Nose Day – Friday 15th March 2019

Friday’s Red Nose Day here at BGLC!

Staff dressed up as ‘Where’s Wally’, and students had a non-uniform day!

Special praise needs to go to the following students:

  • Sophia Moore and Tiana Malhi (for organising the guess the bear competition)
  • Amaris and Niamh Saunders (comic relief cakes)
  • Casey Mai and Sophie Human (Year 7, sponsored silence)
  • Tyler Marlow for the comedy show!

Primary Science Morning – 11th March 2019

On 11th March, Brookvale Groby Science department welcomed 36 very enthusiastic and able Year 5 & 6 pupils, from 9 local Primary Schools, to embark on a morning of Science discovery, exploring our labs and attempting to extract crystals from a mysterious solution.

The sessions were very well received and pupils excelled themselves in asking and answering in depth scientific questions, showcasing their talents for all things Science! They were required to use a Bunsen burner safely, utilise potentially dangerous scientific equipment and solve various problems in order to enjoy filtration and evaporation experiments to see who could think like real scientists and produce the largest crystals.

The session also involved exploring flame tests (looking at how different metal based solutions burned) and watching a demonstration of ‘elephant’s toothpaste’!  Click on the links below to view the videos:

                      Elephant’s Toothpaste video                        Flame Test video

The primary pupils’ conduct was exemplary throughout and we found it very difficult to select a top performing few to receive ‘top performing scientist’ certificates.  A top well done to all involved.

Mr Bailey
Assistant Faculty Leader for Science and Key Stage 3 Science Lead

U16 GIRLS FOOTBALL SEMI-FINAL

The U16 Girls Football have been knocked out of the ESFA National Cup competition at the semi-final stage. It has been a fantastic achievement to get this far, matching the achievements of last years U13 boys football team.

The game ended 2-1 to Horizon Community College in Barnsley after a hard fought encounter. We took the lead through a neat Katie Parker finished, but conceded an equaliser almost immediately. Horizon took the lead early in the second half, but despite an extended period of attacking pressure we couldn’t quite find the second goal. Every single student who has represented the team has been a credit to the college, giving everything in each round, but it just wasn’t to be. Our attention now shifts to defending the Team Leicestershire County Cup that we won last year.

WELL DONE TO ALL THE GIRLS – FANTASTIC EFFORT!

YEAR 11 GRACE SMITH’S SAILING SUCCESS!

Year 11 student Grace Smith only took up sailing a year ago with Syston Sailing Club,
and was told she has a natural talent for sailing.

This was evident at the clubs presentation evening on Saturday 23rd February,
when she won the ‘2018 Best Newcomer’ and the team cup for The Commordores Cup!

WELL DONE GRACE!