Bolton School Junior Girls

Junior Girls' Latest News

This page is updated regularly to keep you up to date with all the breaking news from the Junior Girls' Division.

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  • Civil War to be Reenacted at Bolton School


    Friday, 16 March 2018

    Cannon will fire, drums will sound, and swords will clash as schoolchildren from across Bolton get the chance to go back in time to the English Civil War - thanks to a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.  A new project will see special education...

  • Patterdale Hall Wins Boot and Paddle Challenge


    Friday, 09 March 2018

    Patterdale Hall, Bolton School's Adventure Learning Centre based on the shores of Lake Ullswater, has won this year’s Association of Heads of Outdoor Education Centres’ (AHOEC) Northern Region ‘Boot and Paddle’ competition.  Representatives from...

  • Sharing Stories on World Book Day

    A host of characters for World Book Day

    Thursday, 01 March 2018

    Fictional heroes and villains stepped from the pages of classic and modern books to fill the halls of Hesketh House for World Book Day. Hogwarts students rubbed shoulders with Gangsta Grannies and inhabitants of Wonderland, and a Golden Ticket to...

  • Elite Athletes Learn from Rugby Doctor and Paralympian

    Ayaz Bhuta, GB Wheelchair Rugby athlete and Rio 2016 Paralympian, and Old Boy Dr Vasudevan Mani, now Leeds Rhinos’ Team Doctor, gave pupils an insight into sport at the highest level

    Thursday, 22 February 2018

    Elite athletes from Bolton School’s Junior Boys’, Senior Boys’ and Senior Girls’ schools as well as the entirety of Year 5 girls from Hesketh House enjoyed an informative afternoon in the company of former pupil Dr Vasudevan Mani (1984-1998), who is...

  • School Receives Corporate Heraldry Award

    Bolton School was awarded the Heraldry Society’s Corporate Heraldry Award in February 2018

    Wednesday, 21 February 2018

    Following an application prepared and submitted by Old Boy Malcolm Howe (1948-1956), Bolton School has been awarded the Heraldry Society’s Corporate Heraldry Award. The submission detailed the many and varied ways in which the School has used its...

  • Passport to India for Languages Day

    The dancers who performed in assembly

    Thursday, 08 February 2018

    Pupils at the Junior Girls’ School absorbed the culture and languages of India during their annual Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) Day. The day was organised by Mrs Hornby, the Junior Girls’ MFL teacher, and Mrs Labbe. They also invited parents and...

  • Hesketh House Filled with Music for Festival

    The Junior Girls' Music Festival showed off the wide variety of talent in the school

    Tuesday, 06 February 2018

    The annual Music Festival at Hesketh House once again allowed the Junior Girls to show off their talents in front of an appreciative audience. In addition, every pupil in the Junior Girls’ School was able to spend time as a member of the audience,...

  • Magical Lessons for Harry Potter Day

    The School turned into Hogwarts for Harry Potter Book Night and held fantastic Care of Magical Creatures lessons in the libraries!

    Thursday, 01 February 2018

    Bolton School was transformed into Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for magical ‘lessons’ to celebrate Harry Potter Book Night. Pupils were sorted into the four Hogwarts Houses and competed for House Points. As the theme for this year’s...

  • Paddington Inspires Young Writers

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    Thursday, 01 February 2018

    Paddington Bear’s adventures in this year’s Marks and Spencer Christmas advert inspired a Writing Competition at the Junior Girls’ School, organised by the Library. Pupils were asked to write a letter from Paddington to his Aunt Lucy: they could...

  • Coco Performs in Octagon's Jane Eyre

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    Friday, 19 January 2018

    Year 6 pupil Coco Jones has been cast in the Octagon’s production of Jane Eyre. Tonight is her opening night in front of an audience, and she is really looking forward to it. Coco plays the role of Adèle Varens, the French girl who is Mr...

  • Book Tells the Story of Bolton School Girls’ Division


    Wednesday, 17 January 2018

    Eric Fairweather, Archivist at Bolton School, has written a new book which charts the chronological history of Bolton School Girls’ Division. ‘Pride in the Past; Confidence in the Future’ traces the genealogy of women’s education and the formation...

  • Stuffing and Sauce for Urban Outreach Hampers

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    Thursday, 14 December 2017

    Pupils at Bolton School have once again risen to the challenge of providing Urban Outreach with supplies for their Christmas Hampers. The Hampers, which are filled with everything needed to make a traditional Christmas dinner, are given to families...

  • Juniors Perform Hosanna Rock!

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    Wednesday, 13 December 2017

    Pupils at the Junior Girls’ School impressed matinee and evening audiences with their Christmas concert, which was held in the Girls’ Division Great Hall. They performed Hosanna Rock!, an uplifting retelling of the story of the nativity interspersed...

  • Ballet and Gymnastics Success for Dinburgh


    Thursday, 07 December 2017

    Towards the end of November, Year 5 pupil Dinburgh Ai took part in two prestigious competitions, one in ballet and the second in rhythmic gymnastics. First, Dinburgh entered The Mabel Ryan Awards 2017 in London. This event is organised by the...

  • Moving Remembrance Assembly at Hesketh House

    Remembrance Day group

    Friday, 10 November 2017

    Year 6 girls at Hesketh House, showing great maturity, conducted a moving assembly in front of a busy hall of classmates, parents and teachers, which reflected on the heroism of those involved in the First World War and the brutality and horror they...

  • Teacher Visits Malawi with Retrak Charity

    Mrs Marsden, a teacher at the Junior Girls' School, travelled to Malawi to work with the charity Retrak during October half term. The Junior Girls helped her to not only reach but massively exceed her fundraising target for the trip

    Monday, 06 November 2017

    Over the October half term break, Junior Girls’ School teacher Mrs Julia Marsden travelled to Malawi to work with Retrak. This charity aims to support street children in Africa and South America through education, healthcare and shelter, and to...

  • Girls Raise Funds for Teacher’s Retrak Trip to Malawi

    Retrak cheque

    Friday, 27 October 2017

    The Junior Girls have raised over £3,000 to send one of their teachers to Malawi over the half term break to work with the charity Retrak. Retrak works to transform the lives of street children in Africa and South America, helping them to access...

  • Young Gymnast Joins GB Squad

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    Friday, 20 October 2017

    Year 5 pupil Dinburgh Ai has been selected to join the Britain Gymnastics U12 Squad. She will now have the opportunity to take part in training sessions with British Gymnastics to help her to improve even further. The photos are from...

  • Travelling by Tuba Visits Hesketh House

    Travelling by Tuba trumpet and flags

    Friday, 20 October 2017

    The Junior Girls enjoyed a tour around the world and through musical history with the Travelling by Tuba duo. They listened to a wide range of pieces on various different instruments, including of course the tuba! Some lucky girls were able to join...

  • Junior Girls Learn the Origins of the Harvest Festival

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    Wednesday, 04 October 2017

    Junior Girls at Bolton School enjoyed a fascinating assembly learning about the Reverend Robert Stephen Hawker who, as a Cornish Anglican priest, introduced the first Harvest Festival on 13 September 1843. Whilst the offerings of bread, fruit and...

  • School Joins World’s Biggest Coffee Morning

    Macmillan Coffee Morning 2017 BD staff

    Friday, 29 September 2017

    The Junior Schools each hosted their own event in support of Macmillan, with parents from the Junior Girls’ School congregating in the dining hall and Junior Boys’ School parents heading to the library. Both events were well attended and had a...

  • Inspiration from Olympic and Commonwealth Athletes

    Athletic Inspiration - Kelly Massey with pupils

    Wednesday, 20 September 2017

    Future sports stars from Bolton School have been inspired by a visit from Kelly Massey, an Olympic medal winner and Dave Readle, a two-sport international and Commonwealth Games athlete. Year 11 boys, Year 5 girls and elite athletes from the Girls’...

  • Bolton School Collects Queen’s Award at Ceremony

    Queen's Award Ceremony - Receiving Award

    Wednesday, 30 August 2017

    Earlier this year, Bolton School received the Queen’s Awards for Voluntary Service. This award recognises best practice in volunteering work, and is equivalent to getting an MBE. At a special ceremony held at Gorton Monastery, Sue Hincks,...

  • England Player Adds to Netball Fever at Bolton School

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    Tuesday, 08 August 2017

    Young netball players aged 5-16 years from across the region have been honing their skills and having fun at a Netball Fever three-day programme held at Bolton School and run by Activate Sport.  On day one, the youngsters aged 5-16 years, were...

  • Photography Competition Winners Announced

    Photography Competition - Winners

    Wednesday, 12 July 2017

    At the end of term, the Photography Competition winners were finally announced. This year’s theme, set by Old Boy and professional photographer Mark Power who also judged the competition, was ‘My Favourite View’ and the girls came up with an array...

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