Friday, 20 February 2015

20 February 2015

The Boys' Division Intermediate and Junior swimming teams have been crowned Town Champions! They competed against a number of local schools at Bolton One, and both teams eventually beat their rivals with a strong margin of points. The Girls' Division teams also did well at the event.

Recently, a group of Sixth Form boys with a passion for bouldering were given the amazing opportunity to adjudicate at RocFest, a national climbing competition which attracted entries from world-class athletes! The boys were invited to judge the full range of ages and abilities across the two-day event, from junior to adult and including the para competition.

In the last week before the half term break, the Junior Girls held their annual Music Festival. Spanning two days and involving all of the girls at Hesketh House, this event is a favourite for pupils, teachers and parents alike. The performers really enjoyed taking part in the festival, and the rest of the girls were delighted to be able to listen to the fantastic music over the course of the two days.

To listen to 'The Beats' perform the piece they entered into the Junior Girls' Music Festival ensemble category, click here to visit the School's Soundcloud page or press the play button below.

Pupils in the Boys' Division also took part in a special musical event in the last week before the holiday: the Classical Guitar Quartet were invited to perform at a recital alongside esteemed international guitarist Ivan Bores! The boys played an entertaining set of pieces, and at the end were presented with a new piece dedicated to the Quartet by composer Mark Houghton.

The Sixth Form mathematicians were hard at work over the weekend, welcoming over thirty local primary school children for a special SATs Saturday School. This series of workshop sessions is designed to help gifted and talented Year 6 pupils to achieve Level 6 in their maths SATs, and is run by Sixth Form boys and girls. Everyone has so far really enjoyed the extra lessons, and the Year 6 pupils are looking forward to more in the months to come.

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