"Certainly, I would not be a Harvard student today if it were not for my experience at Bolton School."

Paddy Pender - Harvard Student

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Extra-Curricular Activities

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, orchestra, recorder and concert band are led by specialist music teachers, with opportunities to enjoy music making in as many ways as possible. Gymnasts, swimmers, cross country runners, netballers and girls wishing to practise the art of Ju-jitsu are all catered for and make the most of the activities, whether for fun or at a more competitive level. Outdoor pursuits take place at the School's own adventure learning centre, Patterdale Hall, where all girls from Year 4 to Year 6 attend a residential visit and, ahead of these trips, Year 3 girls enjoy an outdoor learning day. Older girls work towards  the Discovery Level of the conservational John Muir Award whilst spending time at Patterdale. Canoeing, sailing, rock climbing, gorge walking and orienteering serve to widen the girls' experiences in what is an idyllic setting. A ski-trip to Italy takes place every two years for our Years 5 and 6.

We pride ourselves on the extra curricular opportunities available to the children and  believe it forms an essential part of the holistic education we offer at Bolton school.

With new opportunities explored throughout the year to keep our provision fresh and in keeping with girls' interests one can only wish to be back at school! Below are some examples of typical lunchtime clubs:

  • Badminton
  • Charity
  • Chess
  • Choir
  • Climbing
  • Cookery
  • Cross-Country
  • Eco-Club
  • Gym
  • Ju-jitsu
  • Mandarin/French/German
  • Netball
  • Orchestra
  • Recorder
  • School Council
  • Scrabble
  • Story-Book
  • Swimming

Library

Our wonderful library is open every lunchtime. 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. Each year there is an Open Morning for the parents of Year 3 girls when they have the opportunity to ask questions about the teaching of reading and help to choose their daughter's first library book.

 

"Pupils work well together and individually, and are very successful in a wide range of extra-curricular activities, including music, drama and games."

"In Years 1 to 6 excellent standards of achievement are demonstrated within music and drama. Netball and swimming teams perform to high standards and chess players compete at national levels."

ISI Inspection 2016

Junior Girls Extra Curricular Activities

Year 6 girls show off their work at Patterdale Hall for the John Muir Conservation Award

Charity Afternoon

Junior Girls' Charity Afternoon