Friday, 30 October 2015

30 October 2015

Two Bolton School pupils have spent part of their half term holiday in Lithuania playing water polo with the England U17 Team! Ben Ray captained the England side, while Bill Moores appeared in goal as the team competed for the Baltic Amadeus Trophy. Both acquitted themselves well in some fiercely fought matches, and helped the team to achieve fourth place.

As part of the Rugby World Cup celebrations, a group of Year 9 boys performed a Haka in front of their year group as part of a Rugby-themed assembly. The boys also enjoyed a visit from Old Boy Andy Hughes and Tim Jeffers, who both play professionally for Sale Sharks. They answered a number of questions from the boys about the game, professional sport, and the World Cup.

To watch the Haka, click here or press the play button below:

This half term, Girls' Division pupils have been enjoying a third series of cross-curricular seminars. This year's theme is politics, with talks from the History, Art and Classics departments showing links while also broadening the girls' interest and knowledge in the subject. In previous years, these seminars have run on the themes of war and classical influence on art and literature.

Over the summer, recent leaver Haseeb Hameed made a strong entry to first class cricket, enjoying his debut with the Lancashire First team. As the season drew to a close, representatives of Bolton School were able to watch from the Kukri Box at the Emirates Old Trafford ground as he took part in an all-important face-off against Surrey. They were joined by twin Old Boys Callum and Matthew Parkinson, who studied for their GCSEs in the Boys' Division and have also gone on to sign professional contracts with Derbyshire and Lancashire.

This week's Inspiring Mind is Pam Johnson, lacrosse legend and Girls' Division teacher from 1963 to 1998, whose influence continues to this day. Following her death in 2013, a service celebrating her life was held in School and a written tribute was paid in the Old Girls' Newsletter, which has been shared as part of the 100 Inspiring Minds Project.

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