Friday, 30 April 2010

Bolton School Blog: 26/4 - 30/4/2010

This week Bolton School has been gripped by Election fever! The Boys' Division is holding its own election to mirror the General Election, and just like the real thing the vote will be held on 6 May. There are five candidates in the school election representing Labour, Conservative, Liberal Democrats, UKIP and the Green Party. All parties have been busy campaigning and both teachers and pupils will be able to cast their vote on the day.

Once again there are several sporting achievements to report this week particularly on the Cricket field. The U13 Cricketers have been crowned Lancashire Indoor Champions after a successful day at Old Trafford, and the U15 Cricket Tour to the West Midlands was a resounding success with three wins in three matches giving them a 100% tour success rate!

Year 11 pupil James Roberts has gone from strength to strength with his involvement in Disability sports which has given him the opportunity to represent his country at football with a place in the England Cerebral Palsy Development Squad.

Also this week Bolton School Chamber Choir joined forces and voices with the Concert Choir from Concordia University in Canada, who are on tour in the UK at the moment, to raise money for Haiti by performing a concert at St Ann's Church in Manchester.

Bolton School's War Memorial boards have been officially documented by the UK National Inventory of War Memorials (UK NIWM), which is part of the Imperial War Museum. A representative from UK NIWM, came along to the school to photograph the boards for their on-line database, which documents the location, type, inscription and historical details of memorials around the country.

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.