Friday, 30 March 2012

30th March 2012

Bolton School welcomed author and illustrator Curtis Jobling to talk to boys in years 6, 7 and 8 about his work in animation, publishing and illustration. Curtis is the designer of the characters and sets of the BAFTA winning BBC show Bob the Builder, as well as being the creator of CBeebies' Raa Raa the Noisy Lion and the award winning Frankenstein's Cat, and the author of the Wereworld series of books. Curtis spoke to the boys about his love of film, books and animation and showed them how he creates his characters and brings them to life. Visual artist Kyle Lambert also visited Bolton School this week to show pupils how to create iPad artwork! Kyle showed the students how to create life like portraits on the iPad using just his fingers, the brushes app for the iPad and the iPad as his canvas.
Another good week for sport news - the Senior boys' Junior water polo team has won the Greater Manchester Winter School Games, competing against five other teams to win, and beating Crompton House School 10-0 in the final. And our U13s' rugby team won the Lancashire Plate Final, 24-20, against a very strong Merchant Taylors' side from Liverpool. While the U12 netball team has won this year's Bolton Schools' Netball Tournament, remaining unbeaten throughout the 16 team tournament.
In July 2013, 20 boys and two members of staff will be travelling to Madagascar to take part in conservation work to support the fragile and unique ecosystems that exist in Madagascar. This expedition will be physically demanding and the boys are running the Bolton 10km, which will take place on 22 April, to develop their fitness, raise awareness and money. Fundraising has already begun and this will be an opportunity for the boys to spread their message to a wider audience. If you would like to offer support or make a donation please contact Mr Marc Tillotson at Bolton School at
Year 3 boys at Park Road have the H Factor! The boys took part in a healthy eating initiative run by the school catering department, which saw the children making smoothies on a bike, researching healthy food options using netbooks, taking part in quizzes and sampling a range of foods.

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