Friday, 19 March 2010

Bolton School Blog: 13/3 - 19/3/2010

An Incredible Day out for Sixth Formers

Twelve very lucky Sixth Formers had a once in a lifetime experience when they travelled down to London to meet the country's most eminent chemist and one of its most revered actors - both of which happened to be a couple of Old Boys of Bolton School - Sir Harry Kroto and Sir Ian McKellen. After watching Sir Ian in Waiting for Godot at the Haymarket Theatre, the group went back stage to meet the Old Boys.

The School's joint production, directed by Miss Amy Liptrott, celebrates 25 years of Les Mis. One hundred pupils and teachers took part showing high levels of professionalism in acting, stage design, costume design and make-up. Miss Liptrott said "This has not felt like work, it has been too much like fun!"

Kim Phuc, the girl photographed running away from a napalm attack in war-torn Vietnam in 1972 visited Bolton School only her second visit to the UK and her first to the North-West. She talked to 250 pupils from our own school and to those invited from Canon Slade, Thornleigh Salesian, Withington Girls and Queen's Chester.

Sixth Form boys presented their cutting edge research at the Big Bang Fair held at Manchester Central.

On the sporting front, Junior Girls once again hosted the AJIS Netball Tournament and Bolton boys entered the world of rugby 7s.

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