Friday, 27 February 2015

27 February 2015

It's been an exciting week with events going on across the foundation! On Thursday, the School hosted the annual U11 ISFA North West Tournament, which the Bolton School Junior Boys' team won! The boys played extremely well, conceding zero goals throughout the competition. They will now go on to play in the national competition.

A group of Boys' Division Senior School pupils attended the Manchester Latin and Greek Reading Competition recently. The boys were triumphant in four of the six categories - a brilliant achievement!

On the first day of the new half term poet Simon Armitage visited the Boys' Division to give a talk and poetry reading. This was followed by a special scriptwriting workshop for the Drama students who are currently planning performances based on his works Homer's Odyssey and The Last Days of Troy. This was a really exciting opportunity for boys in both the English and Classics departments, and the pupils who attended the talk and the workshop certainly made the most of it.

In the Girls' Division, Year 7 pupils this week took part in a 'Crime Squad' enrichment day. They took part in a series of themed activities that were lots of fun but which also developed their logic, teamworking and problem solving skills. The girls had a great time taking on the different challenges throughout the day, and met each new problem with enthusiasm.

This week, tickets went on sale for this year's Joint Production: The Sound of Music! The performance will run from the 18th to the 21st of March, and there are limited numbers of tickets available. For more details, please see the Noticeboard.

We recently heard from Old Boy Mark Williams, who is now Director of Music at Jesus College, Cambridge. He is planning to return to the church where he once played the organ during services in order to give a special charity concert in March this year.

Old Girl Helen Pantelides returned to School on Friday to give the keynote speech at the School's Legal Services Information Day. This themed careers day was aimed at any pupils in Year 11 to 13 who are interested in a future in law, and gave them plenty of information about what their studies and career might be like. It was really useful for all the boys and girls who attended.

Finally, KidZone is delighted to announce two new outdoor activities which will be part of this year's Easter Club agenda! The Adventure Walk and Adventure Day promise to be a new and exciting challenge for children who take part.

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