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, swimmers, cross country runners, netballers, athletes and girls wishing to practise the art of Ju-jitsu are all catered for and make the most of activities, whether for fun or at a more competitive level. There are also opportunities in other areas too, and popular clubs have included Cookery, Climbing, Chess, Eco-Club, Scrabble, Lego Lingo and Coding.

Outdoor pursuits take place at the School’s own adventure learning centre, Patterdale Hall, where all girls from Year 4 to Year 6 enjoy a residential visit. 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 an idyllic setting. An optional ski-trip to Italy takes place every two years, for Year 5 and 6 girls.

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.
New opportunities are explored throughout the year to keep our provision fresh and in keeping with girls’ interests. Below are some examples of lunchtime clubs that have been organised in recent years:

  • Athletics
  • Charity
  • Chess
  • Choir
  • Climbing
  • Coding
  • Cookery
  • Cross-Country
  • Eco-Club
  • Flute Choir
  • Football
  • Ju-jitsu
  • Lego Lingo
  • Netball
  • Percussion Group
  • Rounders
  • School Council
  • Scrabble
  • String Orchestra
  • Swimming

Click here to find more detailed information about some of the extra-curricular activities on offer.

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

ISI Inspection 2016

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