Friday, 26 February 2016

26 February 2016

This week, Bolton School headmaster Philip Britton chaired a panel discussion focusing on "Living a Life of Faith Within Society" as part of the Tillotson 500 Lecture Series running throughout 2016. The over-riding message of the multi-faith panel of nationally renowned speakers was that the government’s Prevent strategy was shutting down debate and is not the answer to the problem of radicalisation. During the day, the School also welcomed Year 10 pupils from local schools for a conference on the same subject.

The whole panel discussion is available to watch by clicking on the following links: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4

The Girls' Division Year 10 Netball team had cause to celebrate this week after winning the Bolton School's Tournament on Tuesday evening! The girls played extremely well, with excellent defence in the qualifying round matches seeing them though to the quarter finals with no goals scored against them. They eventually defeated Canon Slade to bring home the title.

The Year 4 and Year 5 teams from the Junior Boys' School performed very well at the recent mini-biathlon competition at Rossall School. All of the boys who took part came in the top 20 in their year group, and there were also some great individual results!

Tickets are still available for this year's Joint Production of Doctor Faustus! The show will run from 16 to 19 March 2016 and tickets cost £5. There's plenty of availability on Wednesday and Thursday, and a few tickets remaining for the Friday and Saturday performances. For more information about the play and how to pick up tickets, click the link.

2016 marks the 500th anniversary of education at Bolton School. Building on the Centenary festivities during the 2015-16 academic year, a varied range of events have been planned. Click here for more information about the Tillotson 500 Lecture Series and the exciting programme of 500th anniversary events.

Rachel Flanders is this week's Inspiring Mind. An Old Girl who also holds the World Record for the youngest person to row an ocean, Rachel shares her incredible experience of taking a gap year following her GCSEs in order to row across the Atlantic with three other women. She also talks about how Bolton School has helped to give her the ability to tackle any challenge.

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