Friday, 24 January 2014

24th January 2014

The highlight of this week has to be the Bolton Schools’ Swimming Championships - and the visit from not one but two British Olympic medallists! Rebecca Adlington and Steve Parry arrived at the poolside at Total Fitness Bolton to cheer on swim relay teams from local primary schools. The pressure of such prestigious company only served to inspire Bolton School's junior swimmers, with the Junior Girls and Boys aquitting themselves really well in their races.

The Junior Boys have had further reason to celebrate this week. On Thursday, they made it through the semi-finals of the Primary School Football Championship! We wish them the best of luck in the final next week.

Since the start of the Autumn Term, the Junior Boys have been learning Mandarin with a teacher from Manchester University’s Confucius Institute. They are learning the language in leaps and bounds, and already have an impressive grasp of the basic vocabulary and the subtleties of pronunciation.

Meanwhile, in the senior schools, pupils have been busy connecting with local primary schools.

On Saturday, the Boys' Division welcomed SHINE back to the school for the fifth year running! Gifted and talented Year 5 pupils enjoyed History and English sessions on the day, with plenty more exciting activities to look forward to, including four different languages and an archaeology trip.


Friday saw girls from 18 primary schools in the local area attend the annual Just4Girls event in the Girls' Division. This day of Maths, Chemistry, Biology and Physics was a huge hit with the girls, and just goes to show that these traditionally 'male' subjects can be fun for girls too!

Both the Boys' and Girls' Divisions are now looking forward to this year's join production: Romeo and Juliet. Are you a you a Montague or a Capulet? Either way, this year's production promises to be a treat for young and old alike. Click the link for more details and ticket information.

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