Friday, 7 March 2014

7 March 2014

The Year 10 boys started this week with a bang: they were put through their paces in Monday's SPACE session by the Army North West Outreach Team. A series of various leadership tasks made for a gruelling but enjoyable test of their skills.

The U13s 7s Rugby Team was also kept busy on Monday, competing at AKS Lytham for the Plate. After a series of tough matches, the boys emerged victorious!

Also on the sporting front, Year 12 pupil Aaron Winstanley has been called up to train with the Senior GB Water Polo team! This may lead to him playing at the Commonwealth Games - a fantastic achievement for a young sportsperson.

Meanwhile, in the Girls' Division, Head Girl Annabel Ault has been given one of just three internship places in Deloitte's Manchester office as part of the company's prestigious Gap Year Scholar Scheme. Her friend Nadia Barabash also won a placement at the Manchester office.

Thursday was a busy day throughout the school! The Junior Girls at Hesketh House celebrated World Book Day. They came to school dressed in elaborate costumes representing their favourite literary characters. It was great to see so many different genres and books represented!

As part of the festivities, which had a Shakespearean theme, the cast of the Joint Production treated the girls to scenes from Romeo and Juliet during their morning assembly. The dramatic scenes from early in the play were a huge hit with the girls. Part of the Hesketh House preview can be watched on YouTube.

We also learned on Thursday that Old Girl Sarah Thompson, who left Bolton School in 1989 and is now Principal Lawyer with Slater & Gordon (UK) LLP, is publishing a book of her own! Family Law Made Simple has been written by the Family Law team at Slater & Gordon, and Sarah is the main contributor.

In the evening, the Boys' Division held the final of the Young Musician Awards. After a month of heats - and magnificent music - it all came down to one last evening of performances. There was a very high standard throughout, and a wide range of styles and genres to enjoy.

On Friday, the Year 10 girls took part in the UK Hour of Code. This event was set up to promote computer science, and particularly programming, to school pupils throughout the country - and it certainly piqued the girls' interest!

Beech House rounded off the week with a fun and engaging production of 'Who's Been Sitting in my Chair?' - a one-man production telling the story of 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears'. The boys and girls were captivated by the stories of the bears' dreams, as well as by the well-known tale itself.

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