Thirty two A level students from the Girls' Division jetted out to India this week in what promises to be a life-changing experience as they continue the School's efforts in supporting street children in India. The girls will spend 8 days based in Vijayawada City in Southern India and will help out with the Street Kids' Community Villages (SKCV) project. They will offer help in any way that they can, be it teaching English, playing football or helping run dance classes. Whilst out in India they will be assessing where best to spend money that they have raised back home in a variety of fundraising initiatives which include a sponsored fast, a sponsored swim, cake sales, charity lunches, an Indian night and a car boot sale.
Bolton School pupils were joined by pupils from other local schools this week for a Royal Society of Chemistry Christmas Lecture entitled 'Chops n All'. Dr Steven Rossington from the University of Salford led an investigatory look at the chemical elements that constitute human life through a series of fun and explosive chemical demonstrations. While the Year 10 Percussion Ensemble put on a performance for local primary school pupils at Tonge Moor Primary School, consisting of some excellent solo and ensemble performances that were well received by the whole school.
In sport, the Under 14s water polo team are the winners of the Manchester and District Water Polo league this season, despite having one game left to play. And two Year 11 boys, Luke Eccles and James Beardsworth, have been selected for the national U16s' Independent Schools' Football Association (ISFA) team. The two boys have made it into the England squad which comprises the best players from the country's independent schools. The boys were four points clear at the top of the table after winning six out of their 7 games played. And as we approach the Christmas break, a whole host of festive music filled the Great Halls as the Girls' Division, the Boys’ Division and our Junior Boys all held their annual Christmas Carol Concerts. Offerings from our numerous and varied choirs and ensembles provided wonderful evenings of Christmas music, prayers, reflections and readings. And our Sixth Form Girls’ Prefects have been raising money for charity with their 'Prefects Panto'! Students wrote the pantomime themselves and took on the roles of their teachers in the show, watched by Lower school pupils, Sixth Form girls and staff, who each gave a donation at the door.