Month: May 2016

Singing Afternoon for Young People

25th May 2016

On Sunday 15 May, 36 singers from Bilton Grange decamped to Rugby School for the RSCM Singing Afternoon for Young People, expertly led by Rugby’s Director of Music, Mr Richard Tanner. Our choristers were joined by others from St Mark’s in Bilton, as well as pupils from Rugby School.   The rehearsals were full of…

St John’s Museum

24th May 2016

As part of our topic on ‘Homes’, Year One went to St. John’s Museum in Warwick. Firstly the children stepped back in time, in costume, to experience life as children at a Victorian school. They wrote on slates, did morning exercises and had to say ‘Yes Ma’am’ to the teacher. The second part of the…

BG Faders Vs DUFS

20th May 2016

The BG Faders entertained the DUFS  from Northampton.  It was the first competitive fixture of the season and the first leg of a home and away fixture.  It was a chance for players to show off what they had been working on over the winter, in the pre-season nets and practice games.  The match was…

Hanami Picnic

20th May 2016

Our 6th Form enjoyed a Hanami Picnic in the beautiful grounds of the school last week. Hanami is a Japanese festival which celebrates the cherry blossom (sakura – Japan’s national flower) and the beauty of nature. Sitting under the cherry trees outside the Conservatory, we ate sushi – with chopsticks, of course! – and drank…

BG is light as a feather

16th May 2016

Year 3 pupils were whisked back in time to Ancient Egypt as part of their summer topic work. They started the day by taking part in the ‘Weighing of the Heart’ ceremony. A ritual which saw a heart weighed against the principle of truth and justice, represented by a feather. If the heart weighed less…

Jumping for joy

11th May 2016

Congratulations to Arabella who, after qualifying at NSEA, took part in the Winchester House Hunter Trials at Fox Farm. Arabella did extremely well in a class of 28 other riders, narrowly missing out on a place. We wish her luck for her next event.  

imagiNATIONS at the Royal Albert Hall

10th May 2016

Bilton Grange is proud to contribute about 6% of the membership of the National Youth Boys’ Choir. Edward, Isaac and Jake successfully auditioned in November and enjoyed their first residential course at Bloxham School over the Easter break. Working with great choral trainers, including Ralph Allwood and Greg Hallam, the boys honed their musicianship and assimilated a…

Peace reigns at Bilton Grange

9th May 2016

Bilton Grange was delighted to welcome General Sir Michael Rose KCB, CBE, DSO, QGM to speak to parents, pupils and invited guests including Richard Dodd, the Mayor of Rugby. Talking on the subject of ‘War and Peace on the 21st Century’, General Sir Michael discussed the difficulties inherent in creating the conditions for peace. He…

Pre-Prep Open House

4th May 2016

We are hosting our Pre-Prep Open House on the 10th May from 10am to 12pm.  Do come and have a look at a busy BG day in our reception to Year 3 classes. It is an informal and informative opportunity to get to know Bilton Grange a little better. Staff and current parents will be on…