Monday, 9 December 2013

22nd November 2013

Over the weekend the Joint Chamber Choir, directed by Mrs Whitmore and Mr Ainscough, gave a superb performance at the annual fund raising concert given in aid of ‘Muscular Dystrophy’ at Christ Church, Heaton. They shared the stage with Ellenbrook and Boothstown Brass Band and they played to an audience so large that there were two sittings in the Parish Hall to serve mince pies and wine during the interval.

Also this year’s Girls’ Autumn Concert showcased the depth and breadth of musical talent within the Girls’ Division. In addition, this year’s Bolton School Old Girls’Christmas Market was bigger and better than ever! The new Riley Sixth Form Centre offered space for the market to expand into beyond the usual confines of the Arts Centre. The event, aimed at shoppers looking for that extra special gift, included many local traders as well as pupils and parents, who this year were invited to set up stalls to raise money for their own charities and causes.

The Bolton School Swim Team has not lost in a competition for the past 3 years. This has included competitive swimming galas every single week from September to May each year. The swimming matches are against highly ranked aquatics schools such as Stockport Grammar, Hulme Oldham, Bury Grammar School, Sandbach, Ripley St Thomas and Manchester Grammar School (MGS).  The swim team continues to have excellent participation numbers and with a large squad of such strength, we are able to consistently swim different boys each week. This includes a superb 16 boys from Year 7 alone who have represented Bolton School at swimming this year.

Sixth Form students enjoyed the latest in a series of Science-based lectures when Dr John Roberts, School of Physics and Astronomy, The University of Manchester, visited Bolton School. Dr Roberts’s presentation, entitled “Nuclear Energy – The Facts behind the Fuss” attracted an audience of Physics students from Years 11 to 13.

Bolton School Sixth Form pupil Andrew Keat overcame 150 other local boys to win the U18s’ Bolton Schools’ Cross Country Championship, which took place at Rivington and Blackrod High School. A total of 17 Schools participated.  Andrew will now go on to represent the town at the County Championships which will take place in February at Canon Slade School.
Dr Melanie Windridge returned to Bolton School to present a fascinating lecture entitled “Power in the Future, the Physics of Fusion”, which was delivered through the Ogden Trust Partnership.  The Year 11 to 13 students from Turton High School and Bolton School learnt about how scientists working on nuclear fusion hope to replicate the behaviour of the Sun here on Earth to produce a plentiful and environmentally friendly energy source that offers a viable alternative to fossil fuels. They were told how power will be generated from fusion power stations in a process that is clean, green, safe and abundant.

Bolton SchoolInfant School Nursery Nurse, Stacy McKee, has had her “super-mum” efforts rewarded by winning a Personal Achievement Award at the Mecca Bingo Awards in association with The Best of Bolton.
Nikos Siragasan artistic wood-turner and carver from Rethymno, Crete visited Bolton School to give a fascinating lesson on wood-turning.  Girls and boys from both divisions enjoyed a morning learning about the tools, how to use them and how Nikos works and where he gets his passion from.

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