Friday, 17 July 2015

17 July 2015

As the summer term drew to a close last week, a group of four Year 7 boys travelled down to Cambridge to take part in the National French Spelling Bee. This was the third consecutive year that the Boys' Division has made it to this national event. The boys performed extremely well, with Amir Chuahan coming in ninth place - an amazing achievement when 75,000 took part in the competition overall.

The School also hosted a Learning with iPads Conference towards the end of term. This was in conjunction with Kelway and Apple, and was a great way for local primary and secondary school teachers to learn more about how iPads can be used to aid learning. The attendees were welcomed by Girls' Divition Headmistress Sue Hincks, and Boys' Division Headmaster Philip Britton gave a talk about Bolton School's e-learning journey. There was also a presentation from the Junior Boys' and Junior Girls' School iPad Ambassadors: Year 5 pupils who assist other pupils who are having issues with the technology.

Friends of the School recently came together for the annual Friends of Bolton School Dinner. The Headmaster and Headmistress helped to bring everyone up to date with everything that has happened over the past year, and this informal evening also offered the opportunity for the Friends to reminisce together.

The Rt Hon Lord Justice Ryder (Sir Ernest Nigel Ryder), who is an Old Boy of the School, has been appointed the Senior President of Tribunals by the Her Majesty the Queen. He will assume this post from 18 September 2015. He is also Deputy Lieutenant of Greater Manchester, a trustee of the Nuffield Foundation and Chancellor of the University of Bolton.

Now that the School has broken up for the summer holidays, a variety of trips are taking place, including the Girls' Division trip to Tanzania. Follow their exploits on Twitter @TanzaniaBSGD.

This week's Inspiring Mind is bestselling author and former scholarship girl Kate Long. The author of seven novels, with an eighth due out next month, Kate discusses her fond memories of Bolton School and what the experience meant to her.

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