Monday, 18 October 2010

Week beginning 11 October 2010

Record Numbers Attend Open Morning
We are pleased to say that our 2010 Open Morning was a hugely successful event with a record number of families visiting the campus. The morning offered a chance for enquirers to learn more about the school with a number of presentations from Head Teachers and pupils. Senior teaching staff were on hand to answer any questions and the Clerk and Treasurer dispensed information packs about the School's bursaries.

Sixth Form pupil Emma Saunders returned from the Commonwealth Games in Delhi this week with not one but two medals! She helped England's 4x100m freestyle relay squad claim silver to add to the bronze she won in the 4x200m relay. Old Boy Daniel Sliwinski also won a bronze medal in the Men's 4 x 100m Medley Relay against some of the World's most successful swimmers.

Senior Girls from Years 7 and 8 have been transported back to the age of the dinosaur with a hands-on workshop run by the Bolton Museum and Archive Service. Alex McLeman from the museum visited the school and brought along Prehistoric casts and fossils, artefacts and specimens from around the world including a cast of part of a T-Rex's skull!

In sport Bolton School First XV rugby team produced their best performance of the 2010-11 season when they beat Hutton Grammar School at home 27-12, putting them through to the fourth round of the Daily Mail RBS competition - the largest school sports competition in the world. The side will face a difficult away game at Stonyhurst College on 10 November.

And Junior Boys have made a donation of £2,802.22 to Cancer Research UK - money raised back in June when the whole school of 200 boys undertook their annual Fun Run around a 400m circuit for half an hour.

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