The Summer Hoc Age: Junior magazine, completely written by our very own Junior Journalists includes articles on trips, events, sport and Junior School life.

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“We are pleased to share with you a vast array of exciting events that have taken place this term. Our magazine offers opportunities to revisit and reflect on the disparate and wide-ranging opportunities that pupils participate in on a day-to-day basis at Clock House.

For this edition, we have gathered a range of information from interesting interviews about our experiences this term, including our residential visits to Bewerley Park, Edale and Ingleborough Hall. We also celebrate the success of the new sporting facilities and the introduction of girls’ cricket to our PE and games curriculum.

At the end of the year, we will be very sad to say goodbye to our wonderful Headmistress, Miss Howes. She began her BGS career back in 2003 and has made significant, everlasting contributions to Clock House throughout this period. We will also be saying a fond farewell to a long-serving legend, DT and Year 5 teacher, Mr Smales. We send them both our very best wishes for the future and hope to welcome them back to school events in the future.

We hope that you will enjoy reading this edition of ‘Junior Hoc Age’ and we wish parents, staff and pupils alike an enjoyable and restful summer break. After the holidays, we will look forward to the autumn term and all the adventures which it will bring.

Kerry Howes, Junior Headmistress and Lucy Marsden, Year 4 Teacher and Academic Coordinator and the Junior Journalism Team
Our Summer Hoc Age: Senior and Sixth Form magazine features news from across the school including BGS ‘Challenges’ ‘the Arts’ ‘Community’ and ‘Life’ with an added supplement, this time featuring  ‘sport’.

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“It has been my privilege these past months to witness many BGS activities and successes. I’ve also been out and about with our historians at Quarry Bank Mill and our Orienteering Club at various leafy corners of Yorkshire, hoping (but failing) to maintain my BGS ‘Aprica Ski Trip’ tan! Thankfully, the sun shone on our Year 13 leavers and their families at our annual Leavers Lunch. A lovely occasion for all.

Beyond that … Moon rocks, Brownlee triathlon, World Orienteering Day, Duke of Edinburgh expeditions, academic challenges and competitions at local universities, music recitals, volunteering, Spring Fair, sport, trips, talks, clubs and societies … much has filled our weeks.

There is more to come. It is right to keep living life to the full even when exams loom large. Everything is possible. Balance can be maintained with a healthy and proportionate world view. I pay tribute to our students who achieve precisely this with the support of family, friends and teachers, encouraged by a certain motto… Hoc Age!

Simon Hinchliffe, Headmaster


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