"When I return to Bolton School to talk to pupils about entrepreneurship, my message is to 'go for it'. This is an attitude that I had instilled in me during my time at the school where my curiosity was fuelled and I became interested in ideas."

Caroline Plumb - CEO of Fresh Minds and youngest woman on Management Today's '35 under 35' list

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Art

There are always plenty of opportunities to enjoy more art in the Art Department!

This year, the Year 7 Art Club designed the School Christmas card while the Year 8 Club produced relief prints and the Year 9 Club made card-constructed Mehndi Hands. Clubs are run on a weekly basis and, in the Autumn Term, numbers have to be limited to make the groups manageable at lunchtime. Everyone is welcome, whatever their ability.

Each September, all years have the opportunity to enter "The Big Draw" competition, where simple themes are set as starting points for creative work. The competition is part of the national "Big Draw" event which is designed to encourage participation in drawing. The numbers of girls taking part doubled in the first two years that we ran the competition. We also enter as many other competitions as possible throughout the year.

For the GCSE groups, there is the opportunity to gain a place on our art workshops, which are held at the weekends and during the holidays at an artist's studio and in school. There are limited places available but it is a chance to further develop their skills and improve their portfolio.

The "Art News" noticeboard in the Department also displays opportunities for all girls to enter competitions and to attend gallery workshops and exhibitions both in the North West and nationally.

Each year, GCSE and A Level students have the opportunity to display their work to the public in the "Best of Bolton" Art Showcase at the University of Bolton.

Senior Girl Christmas Card Design

Jess, whose design was selected as the School's official Christmas card

Senior Girls Showing Off Ceramic Fish

Year 7 girls proudly show off their ceramic fish!