Friday, 8 October 2010

4 - 8 October 2010

The School has been very busy this week as we prepare for our Open Morning, which will be held on Saturday 16th October from 9.30am - 1.00pm. It offers an excellent opportunity for parents and potential pupils to visit the School and the entire campus is open - the Nursery, the new Infants' School (Beech House), the recently extended and refurbished Boys' Division Junior School (Park Road) and Senior School, as well as the newly built Girls' Division Junior School (Hesketh House) and Senior School.

Well Done Commonwealth Stars Emma and Dan!
Congratulations are in order this week to Sixth form pupil Emma Saunders who has won her first medal in the Commonwealth Games in New Dehli! Swimmer Emma joined forces with Rebecca Adlington in the 4x200m freestyle relay where the team picked up a bronze medal and also set a new English record! Emma also made it through to the final of the 100m freestyle, finishing in eighth place and beating her personal best twice in the qualifiers. Congratulations also to former pupil Daniel Sliwinski who finished eighth in the 100m Breaststroke final in what proved to be a very strong field and has also stormed through to the Mens 50m Beaststroke final in the 6th fastest time from the semi finals.

Dr Jim Wild of the Physics Department of the University of Lancaster returned to Bolton School this week to help Year 11 pupils and Sixth Form students from across the borough understand "The Physics of the Northern Lights" in an Ogden Trust Physics Lecture organised by the Girls' Division Able and Talented Programme.

The Junior girls and boys took part in 'The H Factor' - a healthy eating initiative which saw the children making smoothies, researching healthy food options using netbooks, taking part in quizzes and sampling a range of foods. And there was more going on in the Junior schools as once again the Junior Boys' hall was packed out with boys and their parents for the annual Harvest festival in aid of the Drop-in Centre at St Luke's Church, while the Junior Girls had their own Harvest festival and were treated to a Kinetic Theatre Performance.

Old Boltonians and friends enjoyed some sublime weather as they played out their annual President's Golf Day at Bolton Golf Club. Sixteen teams took part in this year's fundraiser and over £3,000 was raised for the School's Bursary Fund.

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