This week, Dr Michael Scott returned to Bolton School to talk about Sicily: an island for everyone which serves as a mirror for globalisation. He recapped the rich, multicultural history of the island, covering its identity in Greek mythology and as the 'breadbasket' of Rome, and discussing its unique ability in the early Middle Ages to bring together diverse cultures that could not get along elsewhere. He also talked about the problems Sicily faces today, including mass migration.
The School's elite athletes and Junior School pupils enjoyed an inspirational afternoon with Rio 2016 Paralympian and GB Wheelchair Rugby athlete Ayaz Bhuta and Old Boy Dr Vasudevan Mani, who is Leeds Rhinos’ Team Doctor. They each delivered a fascinating insight into sport at the highest level.
At the end of the week, the Divisions went head to head in a boys vs girls archery competition held at lunchtime. After shooting over short and long distances, the Boys' Division emerged victorious overall.