Saturday, 6 February 2010

The Bolton School Weekly Blog: 30/1-5/2/2010

30 January- 5 February 2010

Chris Difford at Bolton School

Double Ivor Novello winner Chris Difford, of the hugely successful band Squeeze, hosted a much anticipated songwriting masterclass at Bolton School on Friday 5 February. Year 10 students from Bolton School Boys’ Division as well as from local schools, Turton, Canon Slade and Rivington and Blackrod were treated to a string of Squeeze classic hits and some first rate hints and tips on songwriting and succeeding in the music business. Chris then played a packed out gig in the evening at the School’s Arts Centre.

Pupils Numbers Growing but Class Sizes Shrinking

This week we officially announced that the numbers of pupils studying at Bolton School is due to increase, whilst class sizes will become smaller. All of this has been made possible by the recent building programme, which has seen a £1.5m extension to the Junior Boys’ School, the building of a new £5m Infant School and the construction of a state-of-the-art £5m Junior Girls’ School which will be utilised from September 2010 onwards.

Students Celebrate Oxbridge Offers

This year eighteen students – nine girls and nine boys – received offers to study at the universities of Cambridge and Oxford. The offers recognise their hard work and that of their teachers – as well as the holistic education that the School offers and allows them to build unique and interesting CVs and develop self-confident, rounded personalities.

The Bolton School Family

The Bolton School community encompasses a range of activities. Three Sixth Form boys from the 19th Bolton (Bolton School) Scout Group represented the county this week as they met the Prince of Wales at Salford Lads’ Club as he launched a new Youth Initiative. Meanwhile, the School’s Parents’ Choir found their rehearsal cancelled as heavy snow hit Bolton on Wednesday afternoon.

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