Friday, 28 February 2014

28 February 2014

It was a busy first week back after half term, with lots going on in all areas of the school. On Wednesday, the Year 10 girls presented a cheque to the Liverpool Women's Hospital. The girls raised £1424.64 through the 2013 Year 10 Christmas Post, over a period of just three days! During assembly, the girls learned a little about the amazing work the hospital does and where the money raised will go.

Two Sixth Form girls are also looking to raise money - for a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Thailand, where they can gain hands-on experience in the medical profession. Katie Nightingale and Sarah Richards are hoping to become doctors, so their trip this summer will give them a valuable insight into what to expect from their chosen career.

The Year 7 girls were off timetable for a crime-themed enrichment day on Wednesday. The year group took part in four different activities throughout the day: Gorilla Kidnap, Cops and Robbers, Murder Mystery, and Bomb Disposal! Testing their teamwork and lateral thinking, these challenges were a lot of fun as well as a great way to develop their skills.

It's been a great week for the Junior Boys as well! Artwork created by forty-eight Year 6 boys is currently being displayed in the The Market Place in Bolton town centre. This large exhibition of their work is very impressive, and well worth a visit.

The Year 6 boys also shone on the football pitch this week. Despite breezing through the heats and their semi-final of the IFSA North West championships, held at Bolton School, they were bested by Bury Grammar School in the final. However, their time in the competition is not over: the first and second place teams will both go through the ISFA national final!

Bolton School also hosted the Physics Olympics 2014 this week. Sixteen Ogden Trust Partnership schools from Bolton and the surrounding area took part, sending teams of four Year 9 pupils to compete in physics-based challenges throughout the day. There was a great spirit of friendly competition throughout the day, and all of the pupils who took part enjoyed the various tasks placed before them.

On Friday, Bolton School pupils from Years 10 to 13 took park in a day dedicated to learning about careers as a health professional working in the NHS and beyond. This day of lectures offered pupils a valuable insight into the realities and challenges of this career - as well as the wonderful rewards it can also offer. Amongst the various speakers throughout the day, two Old Girls and one Old Boy were able to return to Bolton School to speak about their experiences.

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