Friday, 3 October 2014

3 October 2014

This week, Bolton School launched the Bolton Book Awards 2015! After much anticipation, the six books shortlisted for this year's award were announced during a special ceremony held in the Girls' Division Great Hall. Pupils from six of the participating schools were present to be the first to find out what they could look forward to reading over the course of the next few months, and were very excited by the choices on offer!

Continuing the literary theme, on Thursday Hesketh House was filled with rhythmic recitation as the Junior Girls participated in National Poetry Day. Year 6 girls read poems on the theme of 'Remember' to younger pupils, who were encouraged to listen and even join in.

The Junior Boys' School celebrated Harvest this week with their annual collection and a special assembly for boys and their parents. The generous donations from the boys' families will go to the St Luke's Drop In Centre for the ninth year running, and will help provide meals for the homeless, long-term unemployed and elderly. The assembly encouraged the boys to consider all the things they have to be thankful for, and also to remember those less fortunate than themselves.

The Junior Girls' School also spent some time considering the importance of sharing this week with their own Harvest Celebration assembly. They were joined by Mr Dave Bagley, from the charity Winter Watch, who helped to pass on the message that sharing is important, no matter how small the gesture. Parents donated generously to the Harvest appeal, and the items have been given to Winter Watch, which helps to support those in need during the coldest months of the year.

Beech House pupils in Year 1 were delighted to spend an afternoon at Justin's House on Thursday! They joined the audience for a recording of the popular CBeebies television programme, and got to watch Justin's antics live!

In the Girls' Division, Year 13 pupil Sarah Richards found out this week that she has been selected to join the Cheshire U19 Netball Squad. This is a great achievement for Sarah, who worked her way through two weekend trials in order to win her spot on the team.

Finally, Quadrangle Radio returns to the Boys' Division after a summer hiatus. With new student leaders, a new team, and lots of exciting new ideas for shows, this podcasting station is moving onwards and upwards with the start of the academic year. Check out the Quadrangle Radio Soundcloud or Twitter to keep up to date with the release of new shows.

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