Junior Boys News

William Makes a Splash!

Year 4 pupil, William Irvine, completed his first open swimming event last term and has achieved some fantastic results! William won four gold medals and one silver at the Preston Summer Meet. Results:  50m freestyle – 1st place with a PB of 37.10 50m backstroke – 1st place with a PB of 40.19 (2nd fastest in […]

Rising Manchester City Star!

Junior Boys pupil, Gabriel Davidson, recently won a football tournament in Marseille with his U8 Manchester City Team and was awarded the Goalkeeper of the Tournament Award! Manchester City beat teams including; FC Porto, AS Roma, Marseille, Lyon, Feyenoord, Ajax Amsterdam, Juventus, Paris St Germain and Sporting Lisbon St Etienne. Well done Gabriel, fantastic achievement!

Cycling Success for Cosgrove Brothers

On Thursday 3rd May, the Cosgrove brothers, Dan Year 5 and Joe Year 7, travelled to the Isle of Man via ferry from the Pier Head to Douglas, to take part in the Isle of Man Youth Tour Cycling Competition. This is a national event that is held annually over the Bank Holiday Weekend and attracts riders […]

Junior Boys’ Year 5 Catalyst Museum Trip

Year 5 went on an exciting trip to the Catalyst Museum in Widnes at the end of April. After a few wrong turns due to Widnes’ road closures we arrived at the museum. The day was split into two workshops; the first workshop gave our pupils an introduction to some surprising chemical reactions. They then […]

Year 5 Pupil Amazes Audience for Performance at Epstein Theatre

Year 5 pupil, Isaac Lancel Watkinson, has recently been performing in Daniel Taylor’s acclaimed production of Romeo and Juliet, which finishes its 10 day run at the Epstein Theatre on Saturday. Isaac was cast as The Choir Boy in his first professional Shakespearean part and has received some great reviews in the press, with personal […]

Year Four Pupil Scoops Gold in Regional Fencing Competition

Congratulations to Michael Neophytou, from Year Four, who scooped first place at a regional fencing championship last weekend (Saturday 14th April) and is now ranked fourth in the country for boys under the age of nine. Michael won gold in the first event of the 2018 North West Junior Series, which was held at Manchester Fencing […]

Junior Boys’ Biathlon Success

 Five boys from year 5 and 6 made the trip down to Crystal Palace Sports Centre in London on Sunday 18th March for the British Schools’ Modern Biathlon. Unfortunately, due to adverse weather conditions on Saturday night the running part of the event had to be called off, this meant that running times from the qualifying event […]

Author Visit World Book Day

Rebecca Stevens visited Merchant Taylors’ Boys’ for World Book Day Thursday 1st March 2018.   Rebecca explained to year 7 boys that her first novel Valentine Joe, had been inspired by a collection of letters from her grandfather Fred, who was a pilot in the First World War. He had joined up when he was […]

MTS Parents to Tackle Dallaglio Cycle Slam for Charity

Merchant Taylors’ parents Steve Faulkner-Atkinson and Martin Smith plan to undertake the Dallaglio Cycle Slam 2018 to raise money for a programme of rugby to transform the aspirations of young people aged 14-17 at increased risk of long-term unemployment, criminality and imprisonment.  Martin is one of only 30 riders, including Lawrence Dallaglio himself, who will tackle the […]