Friday, 24 July 2015

24 July 2015

Four Bolton School boys this week joined the ESSA team on their road to victory in an international water polo tournament in Malta! The School is the only school in the country to have contributed more than one player to the squad of sixteen.

The final was really dramatic, with both the ESSA and Malta teams entering on equal points with three previous wins each - but the ESSA Team could not be beaten on the day, thanks in part to seven goals contributed by Bolton School players! They won with an impressive score of 19-8.

As the summer holidays have now begun, so has Kidzone's Holiday Club. Kidzone is Bolton School's wraparound childcare facility, and offers an exciting programme of varied events throughout the summer. These have included an adventure day, a bug hunt, and lots of arts and crafts activities - with many more exciting opportunities still to come!

At the end of term, the Junior Girls held their annual Charity Afternoon. The Year 6 girls worked in groups to put up stalls with everything from raffles to a 'Beauty Bar' to raise money for the charities of their choice, and the younger children couldn't wait to work their way around to playground to sample what was on offer! The girls also took part in Spelling, Maths or Workout Challenges to raise extra money for NSPCC. They raised over £4,500 for NSPCC and over £600 for ten other charities on the day!

Throughout the year, the Junior Girls' School hosts a variety of events to promote Literacy. From World Book Day to learning about Shakespeare's plays to working on ESB presentations and much more, there is something for all of the girls to enjoy.

As the term ended, parents of Beech House's Year 2 class reflected on their children's experience of the Infants before they head off to Junior School.

Before the Sixth Form left for the summer, they were able to meet up with a group of alumni who returned to School to offer their advice and expertise one year on from leaving to go on to university, a gap year, or the world of work. Current pupils were able to ask questions and find out more about the options that lie ahead, and afterwards the recent leavers were able to catch up over drinks and canap├ęs in the Riley Centre's Leverhulme Suite.

This week's Inspiring Mind is Old Boy and now BBC Parliament Controller, Peter Knowles. Peter attended the Boys' Division from 1972 to 1979; he talks about the inspirational members of staff and his memories of School, and offers great advice to current pupils.

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