Friday, 9 February 2018

9 February 2018

This week marked 100 years since the first women were given the vote in the UK, and the Girls' Division library celebrated the occasion with a display of inspirational fiction and non-fiction books, propaganda posters from a century ago, and newspaper articles talking about the inequalities that still remain.

The annual Junior Girls' Music Festival took place, with the event split into a Piano Day and Instrumental and Ensemble Day. A wide range of instruments were on show, including double bass, saxophone, electric guitar, drums, violin, clarinet and ukulele. The girls enjoyed performing and being part of the audience.

Ten aspiring mathematicians at Lostock Primary School have boosted their learning by attending after-school classes with two Bolton School Girls' Division teachers. Mr Wrigley and Miss Doran focused their tuition to help the pupils improve their grades on their National Curriculum Assessments.

Nine Girls' Division pupils have been selected for Lancashire Lacrosse U13 A and B squads. They will play in the Northern Counties tournament in a few weeks.

Seven Boys' Division students in Year 9 and above have achieved success in the annual inter-school quiz competition. They acquitted themselves admirably throughout the competition and returned with a trophy.

On Monday, Year 13 students in the Boys' Division heard from Old Boy Richard Garland, who is now a police officer, about the effects of drug abuse. He in particular focused his talk on the negative impact that drugs have on mental health and lifestyle.

The SHINE: Serious Fun on Saturdays programme has once again inspired a group of Year 5 pupils from the local area. Running over the course of the Spring term in the Boys' and Girls' Divisions, the course aims to offer a variety of activities to widen students' learning both within and beyond the normal curriculum.

Watch some videos from recent SHINE sessions: MusicChemistryFood Technology and Physics.

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