Friday, 29 June 2012

29th June 2012

Old Boy and Sports Editor at the Sunday Mirror, David Walker returned to Bolton School to pass on his words of wisdom about the industry, and to inspire the next generation of journalists. David led a discussion with Year 10 pupils about careers in the Media and spoke to smaller groups of Year 11 pupils with an interest in pursuing a career in Journalism. The boys asked David questions about his career choice, and how he got to where he is today. David’s overriding piece of advice for the boys was to just go for whatever they want, believe in themselves and persist – a message David passed on to all the pupils at the Boys’ Prizegiving later that evening where he was the guest speaker.

In sport, our cricketers have been named the U-15 Lancashire County Champions, after finals day of the County Cup 20/20 competition held at Vernon Carus C.C in Preston. The boys overcame Merchant Taylors in the semi final, to face MGS in the final which they won 155 for 3. To make it to finals day, Bolton School overcome Lancaster at the quarter final stage and Parklands, St James, and Little Lever in previous rounds. It was a double success for the School in the annual Northern Schools Tennis event as our boys claimed both U12 and U14 Champion titles. Pupils from Hesketh House competed in the National Swimming Championships, taking on twenty four teams from all areas of the country. The girls had qualified to swim in both the Freestyle Relay and the Medley Relay by recording very good times in the preliminary round earlier in the year, and travelled to Ponds Forge Pool in Sheffield to compete. Both teams made it to the final and the Medley team swimmers were placed 5th .
Year 11 and 13 students from Bolton School Boys' and Girls' Division have been showing their art work at the Best of Bolton Art and Design Showcase, hosted by the University of Bolton. The exhibition featured the best work from pupils from Secondary Schools across the Borough, and Bolton School Year 13 pupil Claire Manley won the Best Fine Art prize.

The Olympic waiting game is over for former Bolton School pupil and Water Polo International Ed Scott, as it is confirmed that he will be a member of Team GB at London 2012. Ed has been selected as the first choice goalkeeper for the thirteen strong GB squad. And further news of former pupils as eight students who left last year are close to completing their Gold Duke of Edinburgh award, after completing a coast to coast canoe trip from Fort William to Inverness!

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