Friday, 15 December 2017

15 December 2017

Bolton School has once again hosted the Royal Society of Chemistry's Christmas Lectures, welcoming over 1,050 pupils to the Boys' Division Great Hall to enjoy live chemistry experiments on stage. There were flashes, bangs, and a whole host of scientific facts to take in throughout the course of the presentation, which this year was given by Dr Steve Rossington from the University of Salford.

Pupils at Bolton School have once again helped to fill Urban Outreach's Christmas Hampers. This year, the School has donated stuffing and cranberry sauce in enormous quantities to ensure that those less fortunate in Bolton will be able to enjoy a traditional Christmas dinner.

The Nativities continued this week with Year 2's performance of Lights, Camel, Action! Pupils took to the stage as angels, shepherds and sheep, Kings and camels, stars, and even residents of Nazareth  in this dance extravaganza, which ended with two favourite Christmas songs.

Children in Reception also put on a delightful traditional Nativity for their parents. A chorus of Narrators told the story of the birth of Jesus, interspersed with musical interludes including classics like 'Little Donkey' and 'Away in a Manger'.

The Junior Girls performed Hosanna Rock! as their Christmas Concert this year. Tracing the story of the Nativity through songs, narration and recitations of poetry, this upbeat festive treat was filled with delightful moments.

Watch Hosanna Rock! via the following links: Part 1, Part 2. Alternatively, listen to just the songs from Hosanna Rock! by visiting the School's Soundcloud.

Year 12 pupils from the Boys' Division attended the Inspire a Class: Chemistry in Action day at The University of Salford. There they met their chemistry teacher, Dr Turner, who was one of the speakers! Dr Turner gave a presentation about exam preparation.

Recent leaver Chris Rowles returned to the Boys' Division to talk to Year 7 pupils about a life at sea in the Merchant Navy. He was able to talk about his role, primarily as a Navigator, and what it is like to join the Merchant Navy, including the benefits and drawbacks.

The U13 football team won against Stockport Grammar in the Quarter Final of the ISFA Cup. They will now go on to face Lochinver School from North London in the Semi-Final in January.

The 2017 Year 7 Gymnastics Final was one of the closest in recent years, with impressive performances from all of the boys who competed. It was a tough task for the PE staff to choose a winner from the eight boys who had won a place in the Final.

On 31 January, Bolton School will welcome renowned philosopher and theologian Dr Peter Vardy to give a talk on Sexual Ethics in the Girls' Division Great Hall. This event is the next in a series of free, public Arts and Sciences Enrichment Lectures hosted by the School.

The penultimate Inspiring Mind is Old Boy and founder of, John Roberts. John left the School in 1992 and in his pen portrait recalls his memories of the School, summarises his unorthodox career and offers advice to current pupils.

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