Thursday, 24 October 2013

20th September 2013

Year 12 pupils at Bolton School Girls’ Division received expert business tips and motivation from Old Girl Caroline Plumb, as part of a Business Enterprise and Skills Training Day. Successful businesswoman Caroline, Co-founder and CEO of FreshMinds Group, spoke to the girls about her own career and passed on tips and advice to help them succeed in the future. The day was part of the careers programme for the girls, and also included workshops and seminars with local Business leaders. Also this week GCSE and A level students, their parents, staff and friends of the School enjoyed a fascinating insight into the work of a Medical Physicist. Dr Heather Williams, a Senior Medical Physicist for Nuclear Medicine at Central Manchester University Hospitals and Honorary Lecturer in the Centre for Imaging Sciences at Manchester University, outlined the contribution of clinical scientists to healthcare and the work of medical physicists, like herself. Pupils from seven schools across Bolton have been making a stand for farmers across the world. The event, organised by Bolton School Girls’ Division and Oxfam, and supported by The Co-operative is part of a campaign for a better deal to be struck for the world's smallholder farmers. 30 pupils from six Bolton primary schools along with 30 current Year 7s from Bolton School Girls’ Division learnt about where their food comes from, the problems that small scale food producers face and the important role they play in providing food globally. 12 Year 8 water polo players have all made the regional squad for water polo after performing well at the recent trials at Manchester Aquatics Centre. While Year 11 pupil Matthew Potts has been selected to represent the North of England at Hockey as the U17 goalkeeper. Three Bolton School Girls’ Division pupils have been selected for the Halle Youth Orchestra. Following successful auditions, the girls have been awarded full membership for the 2013-2014 season. Year 12 pupil Katie Hurt will play the cello, Year 13 pupil Holly Holt will play the flute and fellow Year 13 pupil Natasha Lomas will play the clarinet. Despite the rain, Old Boltonians and their friends have once again made a significant contribution to the School's Bursary Fund through the annual Bolton School Bursary Golf Day, held at Bolton Golf Club. Teams from across the School Community joined teams of pupils from the Boys’ Division and the Girls' Division at the event. A fantastic grand total of £5, 600 was raised through the event. Fourteen students, who left Bolton School in the Summer, have raised £57,531 to help provide bursaries for future Bolton School pupils. Over a two week period, the students called former Bolton School pupils who had indicated that they would be happy to talk to current students about fundraising activities. And Junior Boys presented the Bolton Branch of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) with a cheque for £4356.58, raised through their annual fancy dress fun run!

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