Friday, 31 January 2014

31 January 2014

Bolton School's Sixth Formers have had cause for celebration this week as offers have been steadily rolling in from universities around the country - including those elusive Oxbridge places! This year, eight Bolton School pupils have received offers from Oxford and Cambridge. We wish them the best of luck in achieving the grades needed.

One Sixth Former has had more reason than most to celebrate: Tejal Shanbhag has not only received an offer from Cambridge, but she has also received an offer of a place and a bursary from Imperial College London!

There has been some good news for one of the school's Old Boys this week, as well. Councillor Christopher Peacock has been nominated for the Young Councillor of the Year award!

From the Boys' Division, we have received an update from Quadrangle Radio. There are new episodes of 'What's Occurring', 'Who Let The Doctors Out?' and 'An Audience With ...' available on Soundcloud with more coming soon! This will include the inaugural 'Level Headed' sports feature.

The boys have also been celebrating Shakespeare’s 450th Birthday throughout the year, with a variety of theatre trips, in-school productions and drama performances! There is plenty more to look forward to - not least of all the Joint Production of Romeo and Juliet!

Meanwhile, in the Girls' Division, Year 7 has received a heritage lesson from Old Girl and former teacher Mrs Haslam. This interesting and informative talk showed the girls the history the school and the changes that have happened since Bolton School was formed in 1915.

This week, Sixth Formers from both divisions pitted their knowledge against young scientists from around the UK as part of the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Olympiad. Over 20 students were involved, and on Wednesday they sat the two-hour Round 1 examination. Now they are all waiting to hear whether they can join the top 30 students in the country for Round 2.

Boys and girls also came together on Thursday for Café Culturel. This was a rather different experience to the Chemistry Olympiad! It was certainly a more relaxed atmosphere as pupils from Year 11 to 13 enjoyed tea and biscuits at the start, before settling down in the Girls' Division theatre for a short lecture on medieval history from Old Girl Dr Fiona Edmonds.

On the sporting front, the Girls' Division netball teams have been enjoying a fantastic winning streak! The Y7, Y8, Y9, Y10 and Y11 teams have so far won all of their games in the Bolton Netball Competition!

The Junior Boys' Football Team also deserves high praise this week. They won the final of the Primary School Football Championship 5-2 vs Egerton. They will go on to represent Bolton Wanderers Football Club in the Football League Trust Kids’ Cup, and certainly have Wembley in their sights!

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