The week has been a very active one throughout the whole school.
Over 40 Old Girls returned to the Girls’ Division and joined pupils and staff for their Armistice Service, held in the School’s Great Hall. The Old Girls processed into the service, each accompanied by a Sixth Form Prefect, before joining the School in hymns, listening to readings and observing the customary two-minute silence.
After the Commemoration, the Old Girls who had attended went on to the Arts Centre for a lunch at which they enjoyed Year 7 girls’ singing of the School Song and songs from Les Misérables.
The assembly encouraged the boys to remember those who gave their lives, and to be inspired by stories of bravery. Donations were made by the boys to the Poppy Appeal. The assembly ended with a procession through the Great Hall and the laying of poppy wreaths by Sixth Form pupils.
Bolton School Girls' Division took part in ’Operation Christmas Child’. The girls donated individually and collectively a shoebox which they decoratively wrapped and filled with essentials including calculators, pens, toothpaste, hairbrushes, combs, soaps, hats, scarfs and one or two luxuries including teddy bears and sweets.
Sixth Form students from Bolton School have been undergoing intensive training in order to be able to assist in delivering three taster sessions for disabled skiers in the coming weeks. Over 30 skiers, all aged between 11 and 15 from Bolton, have signed up for the sessions. The students were joined at Chill Factore near the Trafford Centre by Mrs Sara Cooper, who, along with husband Dr Steven Cooper (a teacher at Bolton School) and Disability SnowSport UK has organised a disability ski programme, which offers residents of Bolton with a disability the opportunity to experience the thrill of skiing.
An exhibition of artwork produced by last year’s Year 6 pupils was put on show in the Market Place, Bolton. The work shows the detailed rotational designs for wallpaper paintings and was created in the style of the Victorian artist, William Morris. Year 6 pupils created these fine, colourful and intricate patterns as part of their Learning Challenges work in Art and History.
This year’s Bolton School Modern ForeignLanguages’ (MFL) Day for local primary school children was bigger than ever in the range of taster languages that could be sampled, and 14 schools took part.
The week ended with riot of colour, excitement and costumes as Nursery staff, parents and children from Tweenies to Butterflies at Bolton School Nursery, took part in a full day fundraiser to raise money for BBC Children in Need.