Month: October 2015

Science savvy Cubs win badges

30th October 2015

Earlier this month, 110 Cub Scouts from across the Rugby District came to School for a day of Science. The Cubs spent Saturday in the School science labs using microscopes to examine cheek cells, enjoying a science show presented by GoGecko, baking bread and making rockets, coloured fire and slime in order to meet the…

Ancient Greek Day

22nd October 2015

The Juniors had a fun-packed day learning about the Ancient Greeks – from daily life to ancient games, mythical monsters and battles royal, bringing the ancient civilisation vividly to life.    

Arabella jumps for joy

22nd October 2015

Congratulations to Arabella who competed on behalf of Bilton Grange in the Bloxham School eventer challenge at Washbrook Farm, home of the Aston-le-Walls Horse Trials. Arabella was the youngest competitor by 4 years and competed against pupils from a variety of Prep Schools on a very tough course. Despite this, she stormed around and came 8th…

A banquet fit for a Queen

21st October 2015

Year 1 pupils enjoyed a medieval banquet on Thursday when they dressed as Queens and Knights as part of Castles Week. The pupils have spent the week turning their classrooms into castles, dressing up as royalty, hunting dragons and even made a visit to Warwick Castle. The week’s learning culminated in a ‘candle-lit’ banquet followed…

Repton Challenge

13th October 2015

A team of 6 from 5th Form: Ella Woodrow, Kieran Bedi (chief engineer), Jonty Smith, Rebecca Cooper, Samuel Brodie and Peter Crews had great fun on Sunday with Mrs Knox at the Repton challenge. This was a competitive event hosted by Repton school and run by Rolls-Royce. The overall theme of the day was to…

Oundle Brass Day

13th October 2015

Bilton Grange was proud to take 16 brass players to the annual Brass Day at Oundle School on Friday 2 October. Upon arrival at the Great Hall complex of Oundle School, a mass warm up with no fewer than 95 musicians provided a flavour of what was to come. Pupils worked most of the day…

Book Week – Visiting Author & Storyteller

13th October 2015

Last week saw a plethora of books and all things literary including visits from author Julia Golding (who also writes under the pseudonym of Eve Edwards and Joss Stirling) and storyteller John Harris. The latter is well known to the school from his many visits but it is still such a pleasure to hear how…

Rugby Food Bank Collection

13th October 2015

Thank you to Holly Waterfield in the Fourth Form who has suggested that we start collecting regular donations for Rugby Food Bank. Our first collection will be on the Friday before half-term so please bring in your donations at drop off and pick-up times to the North Entrance and Pre-Prep receptions. The food bank is particularly short…

Cub Scouts

13th October 2015

A number of new Cubs were invested at Monday’s pack meeting; followers of the Headmaster on Twitter will have seen reference (thanks to an eagle-eyed parent) to a Sunday Times article about the power of Scouting to build confidence and resilience. We talked about teamwork, played team games and the older Cubs thought about setting…

Bilton Grange Deputy Head is Going for Gold!

1st October 2015

We are immensely proud of our Deputy Head, Paul Nicholson, who has once again been asked to represent England in the FIH Masters Hockey World Cup in 2016. Paul will be playing as part of the England over 55s team in Canberra, Australia, and is hoping to win gold for his country. No stranger to…