Friday, 19 September 2014

19 September 2014

Yesterday, Bolton School Girls' Division hosted the northern Girls Go Gold Conference 2014! With keynote speakers Helen Glover and Jenny Meadows, sessions run by Tracey Neville, Victoria Cotton, Sonia Oxley and Dr Lindsay Hill, and Sports Rehabilitation activities taking place at Bolton University, this was a fantastic and inspirational day which really showed the attending girls 'Where Sport Can Take You'.

You can read some quotes from the day here.

Year 4 pupil Georgie Sykes is a young gymnast with a great deal of passion and dedication to her sport. Over the summer, she flew out to Malta to compete in an international competition, and was awarded rosettes for her 'good' and 'very good' performances!

This year, A Level PE is thriving more than ever before, with twenty-two students studying the subject! This includes several Girls' Division pupils joining the Boys' Division cohort.

Recent Leaver Tejal Shanbhag has been awarded a scholarship from the Institute of Mechanical Engineers! This is a fantastic achievement and will help her for the duration of her Engineering degree at Trinity College, Cambridge.

On Monday, the Year 12 girls took part in a Business Enterprise and Skills Training Day in order to practice their soft skills. A number of guests ran workshops focusing on various aspects of business, and the keynote speech was given by Deputy Chief Constable Janette McCormick of the Cheshire Constabulary, who is an Old Girl of the School.

The Boys' Division has recently been celebrating its new status as a 'FairAware' School. The Fairtrade Foundation has awarded the school with this status following the past year's many activities designed to raise both funds and awareness within the school community. However, this is not the end of the road - the boys are now working to win 'FairActive' status for the school, with the aim to eventually achieve the highest award: 'FairAchiever' status.

Old Boltonians and their friends gathered at Bolton Golf Club for the annual President's Golf Day on Thursday. The teams' entry fees and raffle raised money for the School Bursary Fund, and the day ended with a fantastic total of £5,491 - enough to fund a half bursary for one year!

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