Friday, 22 June 2012

22nd June 2012

Pupils from 14 primary schools from across the region took part in this year's Bolton School Sports Festival. The annual event, now in its ninth year, saw teams competing in a variety of sporting challenges. Pupils took part in a wide range of events to test their sporting skills, including a rugby challenge and penalty shoot-out as well as having their golf, hockey, tennis, athletics and cricket skills tested. This year the overall winner was St Thomas Chequerbent with the runner up places going to Ladybridge and Claypool. Primary pupils were also in School this week for a ‘Taster Day’ for Year 5’s. Lots of boys and girls enjoyed having a look around and even got the chance to take part in lessons, while their parents were given tours of the School. The Senior Girls' Division will also open its doors to Year 5 girls, their parents and friends after school on Monday for ‘Discovery Day’. There will be a treasure hunt trail around the School with various departments offering short, challenging activities, and staff will be on hand to speak to parents and answer any queries. If you would like to attend this event, please telephone the Headmistress's secretary on 01204 840201 or email
Bolton School U15 cricket team has reached the County Cup Cricket 20/20 Finals Day, after beating Lancaster by 45 runs at the quarter final stage with 131 runs for 5 wickets in their 20 overs. The day will involve 2 semi-finals in the morning and a final and third place match in the afternoon. And Bolton School boys also put in an impressive performance in the Regional Final of the English Schools Athletics Cup, winning the B final by a huge 40 points. The boys qualified for the North-West B final after finishing third in the first round, against schools from Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Merseyside, Lancashire and Cumbria.
Year 6 Girls at Hesketh House have been busy working on short interpretations of Shakespeare's tragedy, 'Romeo and Juliet', to showcase in front of their parents in an evening performance. After studying and exploring the play, pupils challenged their own thinking and skills of interpretation to produce short devised pieces. Year 9 girls had the chance to peek inside the 'criminal mind' with a fascinating talk from Psychology teacher John Radcliffe, as part of the school's gifted and talented lecture programme. The lecture gave the girls a taster into the world of Psychology and they got to take on the role of a Criminal Psychologist when they were given a scenario and had to use criminal profiling techniques to guess who the murderer was. While a group of Sixth Form girls visited Manchester University where they discovered how Maths is used in 'real life'. The morning began with a lecture on the subject, before girls split into groups to work on a mini research project for the rest of the day.

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