Monday, 14 April 2014

4 April, 2014

It sometimes seems that former pupils really do get everywhere – last weekend saw Old Boy Steven Lord become part of history, when, as Camden’s Deputy Superintendent Registrar, he registered one of the UK’s first same sex marriages.
As British Summer time began on Sunday 30 March and most people were enjoying the warm weather, members of Bolton School’s Snowboarding Club took to the cool slopes at Chill Factore in Trafford as they graduated on to the big slope! 

Year 11 boys paid a visit to BoltonLads and Girls’ Club and were introduced to the National Citizenship Service, a scheme which encourages citizenship skills and self-development in young people aged 16 and up.  Their visit follows on from the Year 11 girls’ visit earlier in the year. Bolton School pupils have taken part in the scheme for the last 4 years.
Sixth Form girls were delighted to show off their completed sensory wall hanging – a present for Pocket Nook, a residential care home for young adults with Autism, who has been undertaking an “under-the-sea” themed refurbishment.

Renowned Particle Physicist Professor Jeff Forshaw of the University of Manchester visited the School and spent an afternoon with Sixth Formers from Bolton School and local schools and colleges before delivering a mind-stretching evening lecture entitled “The Quantum Universe”.

Wednesday was a special day as junior school pupils from across the borough visited the School to participate in a Northern Chamber Orchestra workshop, which culminated with a wonderful evening performance by the children of Dream Pictures, a piece specially commissioned for the event by School organist Michael Pain.

Sir Philip Craven, front left, discusses proposals with Sue Hincks, Philip Britton and with Cllrs McKeon, Peacock, Connell and Walsh and Dave Singleton, Chair of Bolton Community Leisure Trust.

Year 6 Junior Girls completed the designs of their Victorian fairground rides, an activity they have undertaken with Senior School’s Head of Resistant Materials, Miss Langley, and one which helps prepare them for the move to Year 7.

Infant School Year 1 pupils put everyone in holiday mood through the delivery of their Easter Assembly, especially parents and grandparents who came in for the special morning.

Bolton School pupils have, over the years, travelled to every corner of the globe so the obvious next step is Space – the final frontier! Boys successfully trialled the lift-off of a tethered helium balloon with a payload attached ahead of a summer launch to the edge of near space.

And for those that never saw last week's stunning joint production of Romeo and Juliet - or for those that want to relive the passion, here is a short reflective film:

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