"Reluctantly, I wait for the holidays to come. I love coming to school. I am still doing cross country...the reason why I started was because Jessica Ennis inspired me."

Year 3 Pupil, Hesketh House

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Charities

Bolton School supports a variety of charities and good causes each year and takes its fundraising role very seriously. The School's Charities Committee, comprising pupils and staff, meets regularly throughout the term to devise fundraising schemes and decide which causes to support. The Lower, Middle and Upper School Councils are also involved in deciding which charities are supported through our fundraising efforts.

Money is raised through several regular events. The boys all take part in a termly non-uniform day, making a small contribution to a given charity for the pleasure. An annual Christmas card competition takes place, with boys submitting their designs, with the winning two being mass produced and sold to raise money. The School supports the annual Poppy Appeal, to raise as much money as possible for The British Legion, and the Barnardo's Children's Home charity. Battle of the Bands is another regular and popular fundraising activity which features student bands and attracts celebrity guest judges.

The Charities Committee also devises a series of one-off events to raise money and, occasionally, money will be raised through activities with the Girls' Division. Individual pupils' fundraising schemes are also supported by the School.

Boys regularly raise funds for the Bolton Lads and Girls Club

Boys regularly raise funds for the Bolton Lads' and Girls' Club

rememberance service assembly

The Remembrance Day Assembly always brings in large donations from the boys for the Poppy Appeal

Charity Football Game

Blackburn House prepare for a Heroes v Villains charity football game