Thursday, 24 October 2013

13th September 2013

On the first day of the Autumn Term, Sixth Form students at Bolton School were thrilled to move into their new £7m Riley Sixth Form Centre. The stunning glass-fronted three storey building gives independence to more than 400 Sixth Form students and includes an ICT suite, seminar rooms with touch-screen tvs, quiet study areas, a common room, a refectory cafe area, exhibition space and the main school reception. Quoting Shakespeare’s Polonius in Hamlet, “To thine own self be true”, Professor Jennifer Clack, ScD FRS (Professor and Curator of Vertebrate Palaeontology at the University Museum of Zoology, Cambridge), returned to Bolton School as Guest Speaker to offer wisdom and advice at the Girls’ Division Sixth Form Presentation Evening. Professor Clack, who was the subject of a recent BBC documentary, “Beautiful Minds”, impressed upon the girls the importance of not bowing to pressure from others and to take advantage of opportunities when they present themselves. All Sixth Formers at Bolton School are actively encouraged to get involved in supporting their local communities and as part of this, a Volunteering Fair was held for Year 12 pupils, giving students the opportunity to meet with local organisations and make decisions about the kinds of voluntary activities they might pursue. Former Bolton School Girls’ Division pupil, Katherine Monks, was part of the winning University of Liverpool team on University Challenge last night. Katherine, who is reading Classics at Liverpool, performed outstandingly well for her team who easily beat Keele with an amazing score of 295-40 in their first round match.

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