The Junior Boys' School has received Confucius Classroom status. Every pupil from Year 3 to Year 6 was present for the spectacular Lion Dance which opened the official ceremony, and was followed by speeches, a musical performance, and the unveiling of the plaque. Bolton School is one of few primary schools in the North to achieve Confucius Classroom status, and this will allow the School to become a teaching hub for the community. Boys start learning about Chinese language and culture from Year 3 onwards.
There was excitement on Thursday as the Junior Girls were visited by local firefighters to learn more about safety during the autumn months through Operation Treacle. As well as learning about fire safety, with particular reference to fireworks and bonfires ahead of Guy Fawkes Night, and also staying safe on Halloween, some of the girls were able to climb aboard the fire engine itself!
Last weekend, the Girls' Division's Senior sportswomen travelled up to Edinburgh to play against local Scottish sides in both Netball and Lacrosse. The tour was a lot of fun for all of the girls, with challenging matches against St George’s School, Edinburgh Thistles Lacrosse Club and Fettes College.
Local accountants and business advisors, Cowgill Holloway, launched their 'Future Stars Programme' to an audience of Sixth Form students at Bolton School this week. This new venture is an opportunity for Year 12 pupils to gain an insight into the world of business and finance through a 3-4 week placement with the firm.
The Inspiring Mind for this week is Old Girl, former parent and former Governor Sheila Tonge, who shares her Bolton School memories - from school trips to life lessons to inspiring teachers and more - as part of the 100 Inspiring Minds project.
The School has said farewell to Alan Mitchell, long time Deputy Headmaster and Acting Headmaster (1982-3) of Bolton School Boys’ Division, who sadly died after becoming increasingly frail over recent months. He taught at the School for 35 years and many Old Boys have fond memories of him from their schooldays.