Friday, 6 June 2014

6 June 2014

There were a couple of history trips before the half term break. The Year 8 girls visited Squire William and Mistress Mary at Turton Tower for a day of history. Their ‘Tudor-era’ hosts were really welcoming, and talked to the girls about the house and what life would have been like back then.

 Meanwhile the Year 3 Junior Girls travelled to Chester to enjoy the Dewa Roman Experience! They had a great time learning the ‘tortoise’ battle formation from a Roman soldier and trying on Roman-style armour and clothing for themselves.

Over the half-term holiday, Alumni who left school in the 1940s and 1950s returned to school for their reunion. There were 140 Old Boys and Old Girls present, and everyone had a great time reminiscing with their friends!

Last weekend, Old Boy Matthew Lamprey scored his first try for his county in the Beaumont Cup Final. His efforts helped Lancashire beat Cornwall to win the trophy.

We also learned this week that school Governor Charles Cowling completed the Brathay Trust 10in10 Challenge by running ten marathons in ten consecutive days! This amazing achievement raised money for the Brathay Trust and the Company of Actuaries Charitable Trust Fund.

When pupils returned to school, some pupils had a few additional treats in store. The Year 4 girls’ classroom was invaded on Monday by a friendly Viking, who came to tell the girls about the Vikings’ lives and that the ‘bully-boy’ stereotype is not entirely accurate.

The pupils at Beech House Infants School were visited on Tuesday by two first nation Canadians, who came in to speak to them about the American West. They wore traditional costume and brought with them a number of artefacts, including some which were over a century old. One of the children even got to wear a 185-year-old wolf headdress!

On Thursday, the Year 3 girls were off timetable for the first ever Outdoor Learning Activity Day. With archery, orienteering, bush craft and team building activities on offer, the girls were really excited to take part and the day certainly did not disappoint.

This week, the final launch preparations got underway for the Bolton School In Space Project! The capsule has been painted, and the boys and teachers involved are now watching the weather in the hopes of launching their high-altitude balloon next week! The launch document with full details will be posted on and, and the balloon can be tracked on 434.650MHz RTTY 50 baud. You can also follow @BoltonSchTech on Twitter for updates.

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