Also this week, over two hundred and forty participants from across the Bolton School family demonstrated their musical prowess with a stunning performance of Josef Haydn's 'The Creation'. The School's Joint Orchestra, along with members of staff provided Haydn's colourful and imaginative instrumental accompaniment. The Girls' Division Senior Choir, Boys' Division Senior Choir, Bolton School Chamber Choir combined with the Parents' Choir, comprising parents, staff, governors, former pupils and friends of the School, to offer a magnificent choral ensemble for the challenging and exacting choruses. Junior Boys have also been showing off their musical talent with a host of seasonal music and song in the annual Spring Concert. The Boys' Division Great Hall was packed with family and friends who enjoyed performances from the schools' bands and ensembles and both the Lower and Upper School Choirs, along with solo performances from the boys on a number of different musical instruments including drums, guitar, piano, cornet, cello, and saxophone.
Year 7 boys have won the Greater Manchester Indoor Athletics Championships, overcoming nine other schools from across Greater Manchester as they took part in a range of track and field events. Craig Borrows took a gold medal in the long jump with an outstanding 4.51m effort and Andrew Lee and James Kay picked up silver medals in the 800m and 400m respectively. Niall Hesson gained a credible fourth place in the shot putt. And Bolton School staff took part in a teacher tag rugby league session at Smithills School to help promote rugby league in the Bolton area. The event was organised by Leigh Centurions player and Bolton community rugby league officer, John Duffy, who has been coaching at several schools in the borough including Bolton school. The first game against Rivington and Blackrod ended an honourable draw and in the second game our staff just lost out to Westhoughton. The night was a huge success and the teams will be meeting again as the official curtain raiser before the Leigh Centurions v Batley game on Sunday 1st May.
Senior Girls certainly seized the opportunity when they stumbled across a world record-breaking knitting effort taking place in Coventry Cathedral. The girls were there as part of their Stratford trip and ended up throwing themselves into the venture and helping raise thousands for Comic Relief. The story is here.