Tuesday, 19 June 2012

15th June 2012

Bolton Wanderers' football captain, Kevin Davies, was the guest of honour at Bolton School's Community Action Celebration Evening and he was fulsome in his praise of the Sixth Form students' work in the local community. He congratulated the girls and boys on their efforts and spoke about his own charity, KiDs of Bolton, and how it has raised over £200,000 through a number of prestigious golf days and a masquerade ball. Over the course of the academic year, the Year 12 students gave almost 12,000 hours of their time to voluntary work. This is the equivalent of one person working full-time for 7 years. Earlier in the evening, they spoke about their individual experiences of helping others. Every student was encouraged to volunteer a minimum of 20 hours' work in the community but most had done much more than this and many were acknowledged with "Gold" certificates for having committed more than 100 hours of their time. Some pupils had completed several hundred hours with Sarah Rashid having given a staggering 543 hours of her time!

Bolton School hosted a Technology Festival for local Year 4 primary school pupils, providing an opportunity for them to make use of the School's technology facilities and to absorb themselves in the subject for the day. Ten local Primary Schools each brought along four Gifted and Talented year 4 pupils, who got the chance to spend a whole day focusing on technology and to experience activities in different technology areas. The day had a carnival theme - in Resistant Materials the pupils produced plastic masks which they each decorated in their own way, in Textiles they made colourful headdresses decorated with printed fabrics, and in Food Technology they made their own scone based pizzas with a variety of toppings. At the end of the day certificates were awarded to all pupils for taking part. This is the second year the Technology festival has been held, part of the series of annual events in different subjects that the School coordinates for primary school boys and girls to attend, including festivals in Science, Maths, Languages and Sport.

And pupils at Hesketh House dedicated a whole day to jubilee celebrations. The day consisted of a House Meeting where pupils researched and designed their own Jubilee plates, designed Royal Stamps and found out interesting facts about the Royal Family. The girls dressed in Royal themed costumes and the Hall was transformed into a medieval Banqueting Hall for a Royal feast, opened by a traditional fanfare by Tiggy Blackwell.

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