Junior Boys News

Holiday Club is in Full Swing!

Holiday club is in full swing, yesterday the children were kept busy making chocolate & berry muffins, gymnastics, football & badminton as well as den building and Easter chick Pom poms, I’m sure you’ll agree the end results looked delicious, the children were the quietest they had been all day whilst sampling the cakes!

Appointment of Acting Headmaster for Merchant Taylors’ Boys’ School from September 2017

The Governors of Merchant Taylors’ Schools are delighted to announce the appointment of Deiniol Williams as Acting Head of the Senior Boys’ School from September 2017.

Deiniol Williams joined Merchant Taylors’ Boys’ School in September 2014 as Deputy Headmaster (Pastoral) and a Teacher of Biology. He spent the first nineteen years of his career working in boys’ schools until he took on the role as Head of Sixth Form at Wisbech Grammar School, a co-ed environment. He has a BSc(Hons) in Marine Biology and he currently plays the cornet and trumpet as well as being a nationally qualified Sub Aqua Instructor.

Beverley Bell, Chair of Governors commented that “we are delighted to have someone with Deiniol’s warmth, energy and ability to lead the Boys’ Senior School from September. The Board of Governors would like to take this opportunity to thank David Cook for all he has done for the school during his 12 years as Headmaster and wish him the best of luck when he takes on his new role”.

Deiniol Williams commented “I am extremely honoured to have been given the opportunity to lead Merchant Taylors’ Boys’ School from September 2017. I look forward to working with Governors, Staff and Boys to build on David Cook’s legacy in order to develop the School’s impressive reputation and standing on both a local and national level”.


Festival Gold For Bigley Brothers 

Oliver & Joseph Bigley, two brothers from the Junior and Senior Boys’ School, had a roaring success at the Wirral Speech and Drama Competition this weekend. The Wirral Festival is a key date in drama competition diaries as it has been running for over 50 years.

Both boys came home with a selection of trophies after beating stiff competition and winning their classes in verse, prose, a solo acting piece and a duologue acting section.

Both boys worked very hard on their pieces and are now starting work on their next LAMDA Exams before work commences on new pieces for the up and coming festivals at the end of the year. Well done boys!

Author MG Leonard Visits Junior Boys

On Wednesday 29th March the author of ‘Beetle Boy’ and ‘Beetle Queen’ MG Leonard came to talk to boys from Y5 and Y6 about her work. Maya, who has been long listed for the Carnegie Medal,  was a very lively and entertaining speaker with a wide knowledge of beetles and their habits, including ones that squirted acid from their bottoms, which was of great interest to the lads. The talented writers from Y6 then took part in a writing workshop, which proved a great hit and inspiration for our budding authors. The boys were taken through the planning process of writing a beetle themed story, which they will continue in their writing lessons.

Junior Boys Impress at British Schools’ Modern Biathlon Championships

On 26th March, Oliver Raw, Max Fitton, Harvey Baker, Adam Cousins and Monty Barr attended the British Schools’ Modern Biathlon Championships  at Crystal Palace Sports Centre in London.

All boys did extremely well and competed against other schools in a 50 metre swim and 800 metre run.

Monty Barr had an outstanding performance coming 5th out of 97 competitors. An amazing achievement! Well done Monty! Very impressive!

Well done to all the boys who took part – it takes a lot of training and hard work to get here!

AJIS U9 Football Festival at Cheadle Hulme

On Saturday 18th March, 13 boys from Year 4 took part in the annual AJIS football festival. Both the A and B teams played extremely well and enjoyed fantastic results. The A team won all seven games and kept seven clean sheets too! Lots of goals, skill and hard work was involved to win so many games. The B team also played really well, winning four out of their six games, scoring lots of goals and battling to go undefeated. A fantastic morning of football, well done boys!

Many thanks to all the parents and families for supporting. The boys did very well especially after their Patterdale adventure.

Next fixtures will be on Monday 27th and Thursday 30th March. This will be two mixed teams against local primary schools.

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 Year 3 Boys ‘Change’ the Landscape During British Science Week

Year 3 pupils planted flowers and bulbs in the John Bebb Garden this week, to ‘change’ the landscape. The theme for this year’s British Science Week is “Change”, encouraging young people to think about and investigate the changes happening in the world all around us; from seasons and climate, to materials and energy. It is also a chance for young people to consider the changes they can enact to have a positive impact on the future. Nature is full of a wonderful array of colours that change over the course of the year through the four seasons. From the green buds showing new life in Spring, the bright colours of Summer, the golden browns and rusty oranges in Autumn to the bleaker shades of Winter, our environment is constantly changing.

Year 6 Junior Boys Perform Shrek the Musical!

Many congratulations to the Y6 boys for their spectacular production of Shrek the Musical! After only one week of intense rehearsals the talented performers rose to the challenge of learning songs, lines and complex dances to regale their audience with a fun, professional and heart warming show. The show was very warmly received by families and friends of the boys who joined in the singing of songs such as “I’m a believer” with gusto. We are very proud of the boys for their hard work and unrelenting enthusiasm. Many thanks to the parents for their help in finding costumes and acting as make-up artists on the night and to Emma, Sarah and Luke (from Stage Door Theatre School) for directing the boys so brilliantly.