Friday, 24 June 2011

20th - 24th June 2011

Twenty Seven primary schools visited Bolton School this week for a Science Festival aimed at inspiring young minds. The festival provided an opportunity for gifted young pupils from Year 5 to make use of Bolton School's laboratories and resources and to absorb themselves in Science for the day. Local schools entered teams of four who spent the morning in the Biology, Chemistry and Physics laboratories undertaking a number of challenging practical activities, assisted by their own "Science Buddies" - pupils from the Girls' Division and Boys' Division. Bolton School has been the Independent Schools Football Association (ISFA) Focus School for the Manchester and Northwest region almost two years now and during this time has been involved in many schemes and initiatives to drive football development in the region. Click here to see the full presentation. Sticking with sport, representing Lancashire our Year 8 rugby league team overcame Birkdale High from Sefton by 60 points to 8 to become this year's North-West Emerging Schools' Cup Final winners. Old Boy Tony Wadsworth, Chairman of the BPI, has been awarded the CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours' List in recognition of his services to the British Music Industry. Tony, who attended Bolton School from 1967-1974, previously was the longest serving Chairman and CEO of EMI Music UK and Ireland from 1998 to 2008. Over the last three months the Catering Department has been raising money for Reece who has epileptic seizures, helping to fund a soft, safe play area for him within his home. Fundraising activites included an Easter raffle and a sponsored slim by Catering Manager Karen Riley and Boys’ Division Catering Supervisor Ronda Figgins, who collectively lost two and a half stone. In total an impressive £1158 was raised and Reece and his parents visited the school to be presented with the cheque.

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