Thursday, 31 March 2011

28 March -1 April 2011

A sporting week for Bolton School as over 100 primary school children from Bolton and Greater Manchester enjoyed Sales Sharks' Tag Rugby Festival which was held at the School. The event was the finale of several weeks of tag rugby coaching in 17 primary schools from across the borough and the Year 5 and Year 6 boys and girls had a wonderful afternoon at what was a hotly contested tournament. The overall winners were St James CE Primary School Daisy Hill, who overcame Bolton School in a tight final by 4 tries to 3. Coaching tips and prizes were handed out on the day by Sale Sharks players Will Cliff and Fijian international Wame Lewaravu. The Girls' Division Senior Lacrosse and Netball teams are getting set for a tour to Canada and America! The teams will travel to Vancouver, Vancouver Island and Seattle during the two week trip in July, playing matches against different schools and clubs along the way, as well as fitting in some sightseeing! Over the last 12 months, the girls have been involved in a number of fundraising events including two fashion shows and bag packing at Tesco to fund the trip. And more sport news as Year 10 pupil Andrew Keat is the English Schools' Biathlon Champion in his age group after an outstanding performance at the final of the competition. Year 11 pupil Oliver Walker also gave an impressive performance, finishing third in his age group, and thanks to their successes at the competition, Andrew and Oliver have qualified automatically for the British Biathlon Championships to be held in Birmingham in May. It seems that talent runs in the family as Oliver's sister Lydia in Year 10 of the Girls' Division came 7th in her age group and also in the Girls' Division, Aimee Smith finished 9th in the Year 9 age group. The Junior Boys' team also did well in the competition to take second overall in their age group. Year 10 pupils from Bolton School were joined by students from St Joseph’s, Derby High and St Mary’s Wigan on Thursday for the ‘Ever Wondered Why’ Roadshow. Teacher David Richardson from Clifton College in Bristol delivered the show, designed to enthuse students about physics and the world around them, to the audience of around 300 pupils. He covered a range of topics, from the size of the universe to optical illusions, and low-temperature physics to the world’s largest physics experiment - the LHC (Large Hadron Collider) built by the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), all with the aim of persuading pupils that physics is an important and valuable part of what they study at school and beyond. David carried out several experiments on stage to demonstrate the theories – including a controlled explosion of a balloon containing hydrogen gas! Over at the Nursery, pupils aged 3-5 took part in a charity walk to raise money for MedEquip4Kids. Children from the Caterpillars and Butterflies walked around the nursery outdoor area completing 5 laps in total, and their efforts raised over £200 for the charity.

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