Friday, 23 September 2011

19th - 23rd September 2011

A new pictorial history book of the Boys' Division has been launched this week by the two authors, David Shaw and Charles Winder, at an Old Boys' lunch held at the School. The book, Bolton Boys in Focus, is a collection of photos from 1875-2010 and shows the startling range of activities and events that the boys have been involved in over the years. The two authors both started teaching on the same day at Bolton School in September 1964 and both of them remained at the School until retirement, Charles in 1999 and David in 2002. Anyone interested in purchasing a copy should contact Mr Stuart Chell on 01204 434718 or at
It was a successful week for publications as the School's History magazine 'The HistOracle' has won 'Best School History Magazine' 2011, as awarded by the Young Historian Project in conjunction with The Spirit of Normandy Trust. This is a huge honour for the School and the magazine, which is a biannual publication of eclectic historical essays and articles produced by boys of all ages and the School has come out ahead of all schools in the country to win.

Also this week our Junior Boys presented a cheque for £2389.87 to the Help for Heroes Appeal, raised through their Annual Charity Fun Run in May. Arthur Roe from Help for Heroes came to collect the cheque and gave a presentation in assembly, showing the boys how their money will be used to provide practical, direct support for wounded Servicemen and women. The amount being donated is half the proceeds from the charity fun run.
And Bolton School Year 3 pupils have the H Factor! The Junior girls and boys took part in an annual healthy eating initiative which saw the children making smoothies, researching healthy food options using netbooks, taking part in quizzes and sampling a range of foods. Over the course of the afternoon children had the chance to choose fruits from a selection to make and taste their own smoothie, and each designed their own school lunch menu, of which one will be chosen by the Head teachers of each school to be served in the dining hall one lunch time. They were introduced to plates of unusual and exotic fruits, vegetables and spices including dragon fruit, star fruit, ginger and rocket and were encouraged to touch, smell and taste the different foods. The afternoon was run by the school catering department who also produced some homemade yoghurt for the children to try.

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