Friday, 11 February 2011

5 February - 11 February 2011

Enterprise Trophy for Girls' Vision: Just eight points separated the four finalists in this year's Hi-Life Diners' Club Enterprise Trophy. The teams from Year 12 of the Girls' Division and Boys' Division presented their business proposition to a judging panel in a concept similar to "The Dragon's Den". The professional pitches left the jury in a quandry and they certainly earnt their evening meal. Ultimately, Spectrum ran out winners with their designer glasses concept which allows you to change your spectacles according to your apparel. The night was the culmination of a competion which has involved the whole of Year 12 and began back in the Autumn Term as the Sixth Formers learn about the world of business.

Sixth Form students were also celebrating Oxbridge offers this week and for the Boys' Division it was a record breaking year with almost 10% of the cohort being offered a place at either Oxford or Cambridge.

Emma Saunders, another Sixth Form student, was also celebrating having won the prestigious British Swimming Splash Young Swimmer of the Year. She picked up the award at a black-tie event at the exclusive Hurlingham Club in London.

Meanwhile in the girls' Senior School there was also much to celebrate for swimming teams after success in the town championships.

Both Senior Schools showed this week just how varied a Bolton School education can be. Whilst the girls were enjoying a masterclass in samba drumming, the whole of Year 9 boys indulged themselves in a day-long Modern Foreign Languages Festival.

Extra-curricular activity was similarly reflected in the two junior schools. Junior Boys, once again, performed outstandingly to reach the semi-final of the ESPCA national chess competition, which will be held at Prestatyn. Their counterparts in the Junior Girls' School meanwhile were enjoying a Travelling by Tuba show.

Externally, the School was receiving a number of plaudits, including an outstanding review of the School Nursery in the respected Practical Pre-School magazine and the Senior Boys' School was praised in a blog by John Duffy on the Love Rugby League website.

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