Headmistress in Blind Drive Challenge
Mrs Gill Richards, Headmistress of the Girls' Division, was joined by fellow teachers Mr Mark Jones, Mrs Sue O'Kelly and Miss Rose Wilson as they all drove blindfolded around the Three Sisters Race Track at Wigan! The aim of the blind drive was to raise funds for the school to pay for a second puppy to be trained as a guide dog, after raising money for one dog - Rolo, who began his training last year with Guide Dogs for the Blind.
Mrs Richards has announced that she will retire at the end of the Summer Term 2011, and this added an extra level of poignancy to this year's Sixth Form Presentation Evening - an evening of celebration to recognise excellent exam results at GCSE and A Level. Chairman of Governors, Mr Michael Griffiths, opened the evening and congratulated the School on another excellent year and Mrs Richards on her outstanding leadership.
Also this week top author and authority on children's upbringing Sue Palmer told 300 parents at Bolton School: 'Get the TV out of the bedrooms', speaking at the school's prestigious annual Tillotson Lecture. Palmer, author of 'Toxic Childhood' and '21st Century Boys', went on to say that children must be allowed to play out, with friends and without close parental supervision, to develop properly.
In Junior Boys, our U11 Chess team has been named eighth overall in the country, after competing in the EPSCA (English Primary Schools Chess Association) National Primary Schools Chess Team Championship 2010.
And Shakespeare’s Macbeth has been brought to life for Junior girls in year 5 and 6 who took part in a drama Workshop with the Young Shakespeare Company. Young actors worked with the girls to help them understand the story, language and characters, while performing scenes and encouraging the girls to take part and discuss what they see.