Friday, 17 September 2010

13-17 September 2010

New £5m Junior Girls' School Opens
Bolton School Junior girls and staff are now enjoying their new state-of-the-art school, Hesketh House! The new building was ready for the start of the Autumn Term and the girls are now settling in well to their spacious and modern surroundings. The brand new purpose built school comprises eight classrooms, its own large computer suite, a science room, a well-resourced library, an art/design and technology room and a main hall. The £5m school, built by Bolton based contractors G & J Seddon, has taken just over a year to build, and is part of a £12 million investment in new buildings and facilities at Bolton School.

It has been a time of sporting success for Bolton School girls as Year 12 pupil Hannah Furey returned from the United Nations Ju-Jitsu competition with six medals including three golds, making her a triple UNJJ champion and arguably one of the best all round Ju-Jitsu competitors in the world.

Year 11 fencer Emily Ruaux is also making the headlines as she sets her sights on qualifying for the Under 17s European and World Championships. Emily broke into the women's top 30 in Britain after an impressive performance at the Senior National Championships in Sheffield in July, and only missed out on last season's Euros through injury. She is currently ranked fifth at under 17s and eighth at under 20s in the country.

Over in the Boys' Division Biology teacher Mr Marc Tillotson is going the extra mile for his pupils as he gets into serious training in order to run the Kielder Marathon on 17 October. His fundraising effort will raise money so that Sixth Form students can visit Indonesia to take part in Operation Wallacea in July 2011. Operation Wallacea is a series of biological and conservation management research programmes that operate in remote locations across the world. In the first week, students will spend time in the rainforest assisting with conservation work and research, before moving to the Wakatobi National Park to study the marine ecosystems.

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