Friday, 10 October 2014

10 October 2014

It has been a busy week of preparation as the whole School gets ready for Open Morning on Saturday! However, there has still been time for some exciting events around School.

On Monday, the Boys' Division enjoyed a number of exciting SPACE sessions. The Year 9 boys took part in an interactive performance of Shakespeare's Macbeth, which was led by Sky Blue Theatre Company. Several boys took on the roles of the main characters from the play and acted out scenes in their own words with help from the Sky Blue actors. They also received direction from their peers in the audience. The boys had a great time and lots of laughs while learning about the themes and plot of the play.

Meanwhile, the Sixth Form boys attended a talk from Old Boy John Roberts, who is the founder and CEO of He spoke about his own successful career since leaving Bolton School, and gave the boys some great advice for their future. The Sixth Formers were really interested to hear what Mr Roberts had to say, and very much enjoyed hearing from him.

In the Girls' Division, Year 9 pupils were given a talk on mental health from Old Girl Dr Lynne Daly. Lynne has worked for the NHS and the Ministry of Justice as a Consultant Adolescent Forensic Psychiatrist, making her the perfect choice to speak to the girls about this complex subject.

The Sixth Form girls have been busy planning an event of their own this week: on the 5th of November, a group of fifteen girls will be putting on Tea at the Riley, a free afternoon tea party for Bolton's older generation held in the new Sixth Form Centre. There will be refreshments including cakes baked by the girls, as well as the opportunity for a good chat and some great entertainment.

There will be several more opportunities to enjoy Tea at the Riley in the coming months. Anyone 'young at heart' who is interested in coming along should check the Sixth Form Girls' online Noticeboard for further dates.

The H Factor arrived at Hesketh House on Wednesday to help the Year 3 girls explore the subject of healthy eating! The girls were able to taste a wide variety of different fruits and vegetables, many of which they hadn't seen before, and also had the opportunity to create their very own pedal-powered smoothie on the smoothie bike!

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