World Marathon Challenge - a challenging simultaneous relay race in support of Save the Children. Children aged 11-13 raced around a track or suitable area in their country in teams. Each child ran a 200m stretch several times each, passing a baton to their team-mates, each team covering a total of 26.2 miles – a full Olympic marathon. GB Beijing Olympian Tom Lancashire came along to the Bolton Arena to officially start the Bolton School marathon challenge. Our pupils completed their marathon in 2h 22mins and 26 seconds putting them in a very respectable 151st at the present time out of over 400 teams from all around the world. The School also hosted a community football tournament at its Leverhulme Pavilion as part of our Primary Liaison programme. Over 200 children from 24 different primary schools from Bolton and Bury took part in a busy day of football. The year 3/4 tournament was won by Horwich Parish and the year 5/6 tournament was won by St John's Bromley Cross. A trophy was presented to both winning teams by Bolton Wanderers' captain Kevin Davies.
Monday, 15 October 2012
The Boys' Division welcomed a delegation of Chinese Headteachers this week, who were visiting Bolton on a self-funded trip to the town after a group of Heads from Bolton had visited China back in 2010. The British Council had funded the Bolton Heads' trip as part of its drive to foster educational links between developing countries and the UK. The Chinese party was set to make a variety of visits as they got an overview of educational provision in the borough and the Bolton Headteachers attempted to replicate the hospitality shown to them in China. Whilst at Bolton School they met senior staff, had a tour of the School and visited several in session classes.
Bolton School U13 footballers made it into the last 16 of the national ISFA Cup. The boys beat Leeds Grammar School 4-3 in the cup match after a very exciting penalty shoot out. And Beech House pupils presented a cheque for £312.60 to Bolton Wanderers Captain Kevin Davies, for his Charity ‘KiDs of Bolton’. The pupils raised the money for the local charity through a cake sale at the School.