The Joint Chamber Choir has reached the national final of the Barnardo's Choral Competition. The group, which consists of boys and girls from Years 10-13, has already beaten off stiff competition and will sing at the Royal Festival Hall on Monday 12 March alongside six other secondary school finalists.
Pupils in the Junior Girls' School were inspired to join in the annual Library writing competition by the adventures of Paddington Bear. They were asked to imagine they were Paddington, writing a letter home to Aunt Lucy, and came up with a huge range of creative responses which really impressed the judges. The results were announced in assembly, with five girls receiving books and one overall winner taking home Paddington himself!
The Girls' Division Junior and Intermediate Swimming Teams excelled in a recent swimming gala held at Bolton One. Both teams were crowned Town Champions after their excellent performances.
Pupils in both Senior Schools and the Junior Girls' School traded Bolton School for Hogwarts as they celebrated Harry Potter Book Night in the Libraries with some magical lessons. They competed for House Points as they tried to identify Fantastic Beasts from Pictionary-style drawings and Charades-style mimes.
Boys' Division pupils in Blackburn House recently made a huge donation of toiletries to Night Safe, a charity helping young homeless people in the Blackburn area.
Dr Zubair Hanslot and James Kitson from the University of Bolton visited pupils at the Junior Boys' School to talk to them about careers in Engineering. They inspired the boys with descriptions of what engineers do and how they "change the world" with creative problem solving, using maths and science. The boys were also excited to meet the university's programmable robot, Able.