Friday, 20 January 2012

20th January 2012

Thirty two A level students from Bolton School Girls' Division have returned from India after a life-changing experience continuing the School's efforts in supporting street children in India. The girls spent 8 days based in Vijayawada City in Southern India helping out with the Street Kids' Community Villages (SKCV) project. They offered help by playing games with the children, helping them learn English, playing football and helping run dance classes. The girls said the best thing about the trip was spending time with the children and getting to know them, and were surprised that they didn’t miss home comforts and material luxuries at all but enjoyed living more simply.
Year 10 boys, Lewis Daly and Aaron Winstanley have been selected to represent Great Britain at Water Polo. The boys are among only 14 players nationwide who will be part of the national junior squad in a friendly International youth tournament in the Ukraine in May, competing against four other countries including the Ukraine and Poland. The boys were chosen after attending England Talent Water Polo trials in Cardiff.
The pair are continuing the tradition of Water Polo success at Bolton School - Old Boy Ed Scott is first choice Goalkeeper for the British Men's Water Polo Team and was interviewed by the BBC, as the GB team get set to take part in the London 2012 Olympic Games after an absence of British Water Polo from the Olympics for 56 years. Click the following link to see Ed's interview -
And welcoming Government plans to overhaul the school ICT curriculum, former Bolton School Girls’ Division Computing teacher and new president of the Girls' Schools Association (GSA) has said that any decent ICT teacher is already way ahead of the ICT curriculum in terms of day to day classroom practice. Computer science graduate Louise Robinson, feels that the current curriculum is inappropriate to contemporary life but that many skilled teachers and their pupils are already way ahead of the basic curriculum. This is certainly true of Bolton School ICT lessons where there is a large focus on creativity, allowing pupils to spend a significant amount of time on animation, graphics and web development even at KS3.

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