Friday, 23 April 2010

Bolton School Blog: 19/4 - 23/4/2010

Old Boy Mark Radcliffe Judges Battle of the Bands
It’s back to school after the Easter break and this week Mark Radcliffe returned to Bolton School to judge the school's annual Battle of the Bands competition. Mark left the School in 1976 and has gone on to become one of the country's most renowned broadcasters, so what better person to choose the best up and coming band at Bolton School? Four groups took to the stage, all eager to impress and in what was a close competition, Battleship Lime ran out the winners with Mark Radcliffe congratulating them on their creativity and some great drumming.

Boys Victorious in Portugal Rugby Tour
In sport, Bolton School's first and second rugby teams have returned victorious from their tour to Portugal, winning three out of the four games played on the trip to Estoril just outside Lisbon, where along with the rugby they got to visit Benfica FC Stadium and enjoy the sunshine.

BSS Coaches to the Rescue!
Like many people around the country this week, a group of pupils from Bolton School found themselves caught up in the air travel crisis caused by the cloud of volcanic ash in European Airspace. The 13 Senior girls and their teachers were stranded in Germany following an exchange visit to Padderbourne, but luckily for them the Transport Department sprang into action and quickly organised a coach to come to their rescue and bring them home!

Back at school, Senior Girls had a visit from the guide dog puppy that they named Rolo, after raising a huge £5000 over three years to ‘Name a Puppy’ for Guide Dogs for the Blind.

Once again, our Junior Girls have been getting creative as Year 5 pupils took part in a ceramic workshop to make pieces of clay artwork to display in the new school, and over in Park Road Junior Boys have been busy raising money for Haiti with a bring and buy sale.

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