Archive | May, 2013

Meet the HGS divers

Last week Rosie, Isla and Tom from the Harrogate Diving Club, competed in  the G-Star  competition at the John Charles Aquatics centre in Leeds. The event is held annually in Leeds and considered to be the toughest of the domestic club invite competitions. There were 15 British clubs competing as well as divers from Ireland, Sweden, Canada and South Africa. Sadly none of them won, but they tried there best.   Follow this  link if you want more  information about the Harrogate Diving Club or are interested in joining them.

Diving Competition at John Charles from Atticus HGS on Vimeo.

In the interview I referred to Jack Wilson.  He is in fact Jack Laugher and you can view his Look North interview below.

You can see him diving here.

Posted in Highlights, Sport, Year 70 Comments

Harrogate Gang Show Spectacular

The Harrogate Gang Show takes place every 2 years in April in the royal hall, it is a show put on by the members of the Harrogate Scout and Guide association. Children from as young as 5 years old to 18 years old took part in creating a singing, dancing and toe tapping spectacular!

gang show

Here are some of the highlights

This year’s show was kicked off with a hearty version of ‘Be Part of our Gang’ a song specially written for gang shows. The Brownies and Cubs gave a very enthusiastic rendition of Gareth Malone’s choir, ‘Do Re Mi’ followed by ‘A Handful of Songs’, and ‘I’d Like to Teach The World to Sing’. The Rainbows and Beavers took a trip to the bottom of the sea and told some very fishy jokes before singing ‘Under the Sea’.

 It was all hoting  when suddenly Apollo 11 landed.  Out came a group of Guides and Scouts who had turned into spacemen. Our very own Neil Armstrong arrived singing ‘A Weekend On the Moon’ and was later joined by Buzz Aldrin.  Other songs included ‘Catch a Falling Star ,‘Good Morning Star Shine’, ,‘When You Wish Upon a Star’ followed by ‘Fly Me To the Moon’ , ‘Moon River’ and rounded it off by spending ‘A Weekend On The Moon’.


 ‘Saturday Night at the Movies’ started the Oscar’s ceremony. The first award went to Titanic for the best film presented by ‘Helen Mirren’ who fortunately kept her remarks clean. We sang ‘New York, New York’ in tribute to Martin Scorsese, before Sharon Osborn gave the award for best song we then sang ‘Skyfall’. This was followed by an award presented by Kylie Minogue .for best cartoon which was given to Toy Story we sang ‘you’ve got a friend in me’. The final award was for best actress presented to ‘Anne Hathaway’ our final song was ‘do you hear the people sing’.

Click to link to the Harrogate & District Gang Show gallery and see the rehearsals.

Posted in Art & Entertainment, Highlights, Year 70 Comments

Outside Life

Marc WathieuWelcome to Outside Life. Outside Life is a new weekly column about Hobbies, Passions and Pastimes.

Over the next few months I will be finding out about the different weird and wacky  hobbies of students and teachers across Harrogate Grammar. So if you have a hobby or passion, or know someone who does,  and would like to share it then please contact me here at Atticus.

Posted in Features, Year 73 Comments

The Thank You Awards


thank you awards The The Judges

Sometimes we forget to say thank you to the most important and influential peoples in our lives.  This year year 7 entered the The Thank You Film Awards organised by Birmingham University.    Each form had to produce at least one film.  It was up to them to decide who and how to say thank you.  Most Thank Yous were  awarded to the people who have done something amazing but have not been recognised.

The films were judged in a year 7 assembly with each form putting just one film through to the final.  Our judges then would  who decide which film and form would win.  The best film was then sent as Harrogate Grammars entry into the competition.  The winners will get a camera or go to or a day trip to one of the country’s best media companies.

After a tough hour of tears and laughs, the winners for a great  team effort was form 7 AMB.

Well done 7AMB you deserve it.  For a fantastic team effort and lots of very personal thank yous.




This is the winning video


To find out more about the competition visit Birmingham University’s Jubliee Centre

Posted in Features, Highlights, Year 70 Comments

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