Friday, 6 November 2015

06 November 2015

Girls' Division teachers Mr Heppleston and Mr Hitchin recently set up Well-Good, a website which allows pupils to raise money for water charities by practicing their maths! Thanks to sponsorship from the Girls' Division Parents' Association and several companies, with every correct answer to a maths question, Well-Good is able to provide donations to charities that provide safe, clean water and hygiene to developing countries.

To get involved with Well-Good, visit the website or contact

Sixth Form pupil Oliver Fielding has been named the Bolton News's Secondary School Pupil of the Year! The winner of the Secondary School Teacher of the Year, Mrs Julia Head, retired from teaching at Bolton School at the start of the summer holidays.

Ten Bolton School girls have been selected this year for the Lancashire U18 Lacrosse A and B Squads. The girls have been training hard in recent weeks, and are now looking forward to the Northern Counties Tournament.

Old Boy and entrepreneur Rob Dobson recently returned to the Boys' Division to talk to current pupils about their technology projects. As someone who has set up his own award-winning company and is now involved with a number of technology companies, he was a great inspiration to the boys. Rob was also able to give careers advice as well as taking a genuine interest in the pupils' inventions.

Year 10 pupils in the Girls' Division have taken part in a One Day Film School as part of their curriculum enrichment. As well as having a lot of fun going through the process of producing their own films, the girls also learned about the history of film and were able to develop their teamwork skills and self-confidence.

This week's Inspiring Mind is Sir Malcolm Williamson. After leaving Bolton School in 1957, he worked at Barclays for a time before joining the RAF for his national service. After leaving the RAF, he re-joined the world of banking, where he was involved with setting up the first computerised banking system in London and became the bank's youngest assistant manager. In 2007, Sir Malcolm was knighted for services to the Financial Industry. His fascinating biography and interview gives an insight into his long career as well as some of his memories of School.

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