Thursday, 24 October 2013

11th October 2013

Old Boy Bryan Appleyard, successful journalist and author, returned to his former school to speak at the prestigious Marcus Tillotson Lecture. His lecture, ‘The Rise of the Machines’ provided an opportunity for an audience of almost 300 pupils, parents, former parents and friends of the School to listen to and engage with a leading literary figure and one of the School’s most gifted alumni. Pupils in the Senior Girls' School have raised over £350 towards sponsoring their third guide dog! The girls already sponsor two guide dogs from earlier fundraising efforts, Rolo and Dickens. Now, they are well on their way to sponsoring a third. The fundraising day was part of the week long campaign Stand Out for Guide Dogs 2013, and, for a minimum donation of 50 pence, girls were allowed to wear an item of luminous clothing. A choir of 30 girls from year 7 to 13 performed to a packed audience at the Star Ball Hilton Hotel on Saturday evening. This exciting black tie event was held in aid of the charity NSPCC. And Year 8 and 9 pupils from Bolton School Girls’ and Boys’ Divisions took part in a whole day STEM (science technology engineering and maths) event, working in teams of 5 to complete a series of challenges leading up to the main task of the day – to design and make a model of a glider. Almost 200 Old Boys and Old Girls joined with former staff and their guests this week for a Bolton School Reunion held at the School. After a drinks reception in the impressive new Riley Centre, everyone gathered in the Arts Centre to catch up with old classmates and to meet with some of their former teachers. Two pairs of multi-generations of Old Boys and Old Girls were there as well as two married Old Boy and Old Girl couples! And the U12 Water Polo team are the Bolton and District U12 Cup winners! The team came from 4-2 down against Warrington to eventually win 6-4! The team are also one game away from winning the league!

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