Friday, 10 June 2011

6th - 10th June 2011

This week Bolton School hosted a Technology Festival for local Year 4 primary school pupils, providing an opportunity for them to make use of the School's technology facilities and to absorb themselves in Technology for the day. Eight local Primary Schools took part, giving pupils the chance to spend a whole day focusing on technology and to experience activities in different technology areas. The day had a carnival theme - in Resistant Materials the pupils produced plastic masks which they each decorated in their own way, in Textiles they made colourful headdresses decorated with printed fabrics, and in Food Technology they made their own scone based smiley face pizzas. At the end of the day certificates were awarded to all pupils for taking part.

Year 12 students and their parents enjoyed a celebration evening this week as they collected certificates and gave presentations about the community work they had undertaken over the past year. In total, over 10,000 hours, the equivalent of 3 years' work had been undertaken by the Sixth Form students! All Year 12 students in the Girls' Division and the Boys' Division have to undertake a minimum of 20 hours of community work after which they receive their bronze certificate. Anyone undertaking 50 to 99 hours receives a silver award and 100+ hours students receive a gold award.

Our Junior Girls enjoyed a day with a difference when a Viking came to visit Year 4 and brought history to life. His talks and workshops about Viking life went down particularly well. He brought with him a wide range of artefacts, from cooking pots to animal fur, from swords to chainmail, and spoke to the girls about Viking life, invading and settling. In the afternoon the girls participated in workshops about playing Viking games, making thumb pots, sketching artefacts and acting out Viking warfare!
On Monday, Mrs Ruth Brierley, Head of Junior Girls' School, held an informal drop-in session for anyone wishing to learn more about Bolton School Junior Girls (aged 7-11). Further sessions are scheduled for Monday 13 and 20 June at 2.00pm If you (and your daughter) would like to attend one of these sessions, please call Jennifer Agogue, the Head's PA, on 01204 434761 to arrange your appointment.

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