Bolton School Junior Girls

Extra-Curricular Activities

  • Overview

    Extra-curricular provision at Hesketh House is both wide and varied, with each girl joining at least one club every half term. Many children can’t resist joining more! Choir, Percussion Group, String Orchestra and Flute Choir are led by specialist music teachers, with opportunities to enjoy music making in as many ways as possible. Dancers,...

  • Library

    Our wonderful library is open during several lunchtimes. It provides a wide array of the latest fiction and non-fiction titles. Pupils can use the library for private research purposes, reflective reading and/or borrowing books, DVDs and story CDs.

  • Chess

    Chess Club is open to all girls and we are fortunate to have a visiting teacher who comes in once a week to encourage and coach the girls. More competent players are invited to attend after school sessions and some children have the opportunity to take part in local tournaments. I like Chess because it's helped my concentration in class...

  • Cookery

    Girls in Years 4, 5 and 6 have the opportunity to attend Cookery Club for half a term. They make a range of tasty treats from scones to samosas! I like the smell of cooking in the middle of the day. Jodie, Year 5

  • Music

    Girls have the opportunity to take part in a number of musical activities, for example Choir, Percussion Group, String Orchestra and Flute Choir. These groups are involved in various events throughout the school year, including the Christmas and Summer Concerts. The Choir also take part in some local Music Festivals. We perform lots of...

  • Sport

    We offer a wide variety of sporting activities, including swimming, cross country and netball in the Autumn and Spring terms and rounders and athletics in the Summer term. Our teams participate in local leagues and AJIS competitions with much success! External coaches run after school clubs in Dance and Ju-jitsu, based in the hall at Hesketh...

  • Patterdale Hall

    In the Summer term, Years 4, 5 and 6 have the opportunity to take part in an extra-curricular trip to Patterdale Hall, our own outdoor pursuits centre in the Lake District. The centre, which is located in idyllic surroundings at the southern end of Lake Ullswater, provides a warm and welcoming atmosphere. It sleeps up to sixty guests in dormitory...

  • Ski Trips

    Girls may also have the opportunity to join the Junior School on one of its Ski Trips abroad. In alternate years, girls in Years 5 and 6 spend a week in Italy during the February Half Term holiday. For the past few trips we have visited Claviere on the Italian/French border which provides excellent skiing opportunities for beginners and...