Friday, 3 January 2014

6th December 2013

Bolton School started December with a Classics Day for local primary school students. A series of workshops in the Boys’ and Girls’ Divisions introduced Year 6 students to Classics. Learning about Roman warfare, Greek and Roman theatre, and the gods and myths of the period proved to be an entertaining and enjoyable occasion for all involved.

The Boys’ Division has started work collecting money for Guide Dogs UK this month. The Year 7 pupils enjoyed a presentation from the charity as part of their SPACE programme, and as part of the session created money boxes with which to start their collection. The Boys’ Division hopes to be able to raise enough to cover the £2,500 sponsorship to train a puppy over the course of the academic year, so that Year 11 pupils can name the do just before their GCSEs in the summer.

The Boys' Division was also visited this week by the charity When You Wish Upon a Star, so that Year 8 boys could hand over the £1,000 they raised through a sponsored walk. This donation will make a huge difference, as it could potentially fund two once-in-a-lifetime Christmas trips to Lapland for children with life-threatening illnesses.

However, it is not just the senior school helping out the local community. Beech House have been filling sacks with toys so that under-privileged children in the Bolton area will receive presents on Christmas Day. The annual collection, coordinated by Bolton Lions, has been a great success this year, with the Bolton School Infants being one of the biggest collection points.

Christmas presents have been delivered a little early for the Girls’ Division football team. Steve Gustard of Moette Limited played the role of Father Christmas by designing and gifting the team two full football kits. The kits are complete with the Girls’ Division crest, and will give the team a strong identity when competing.

There was further good news from the Girls’ Division this week. Congratulations to Year 13 student Nadia Barabash, who has been awarded a placement on the highly competitive Deloitte Gap Year Scholar Scheme! Her hard work has got her though the tough selection process, and opened the door to a bright future in the financial sector.

The school’s joint Strictly Club brought both divisions together for an evening of glamour and fun to bring the week to a fabulous close. Over the course of the evening, performers and guests alike were entertained with a really wide variety of dance styles.

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