Friday, 15 January 2016

15 January 2016

Year 13 pupils Nuala Fowler has won the 2016 Specialist Crafts Cover Competition, and her painting has been featured on the cover of the 2016 catalogue! Pieces by of six other Girls' Division artists have also been featured in the catalogue itself. Specialist Crafts were very impressed with all of the work submitted by Bolton School pupils.

The Junior Boys took a trip through music history with Travelling by Tuba. The duo of musicians entertained the boys with a special performance in the hall, showing pupils a variety of musical instruments from the past and allowing them to hear a range of music from different historical periods. There were also lots of opportunities for the boys to join in!

Shreya Kamath in Year 8 recently took part in a STEMettes hackathon: a free workshop designed to encourage more girls to go into IT. During the hackathon, Shreya learned a new programming language and created her own snowman racing game. The game was so popular with the other attendees that it won the People's Choice Award!

On Friday, Bolton School hosted a 'Women in STEM' careers day for pupils in Year 8 to Year 11. Girls from Bolton School, ESSA Academy and St Catherine's Academy attended the event, where they were able to informally chat to STEM Ambassadors about their jobs or their chosen study, and talk about what it's like to work in fields relating to science, technology, engineering and maths.

Last week's Inspiring Mind was music broadcaster Mark Radcliffe, who attended the Boys' Division from 1966 to 1976. This great interview talks about some of the highlights of his time at Bolton School as well as his inspirations.

The Inspiring Mind for this week is medical geneticist Professor Jill Clayton-Smith. She reflects on her time at Bolton School in the 1970s and how attending the Girls' Division greatly influenced her aspirations and career path. She also offers some excellent advice to current pupils.

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