Bolton School Junior Girls

Girls’ Poems Published in International Journal

A group of Bolton School Junior Girls have had their poetry published in ‘Speaking English’, the Journal of the English Speaking Board (ESB). The journal is distributed internationally and includes a variety of articles and creative works.

The girls’ poems were written as part of their John Muir Conservation Award. The girls visited Aira Force in the Lake District to Discover and Explore a Wild Place. The poems were written in response to that experience as part of the John Muir Award’s requirement that they should share their experience. The two poems published in the journal describe the power and beauty of the waterfall with descriptive language and capture the girls’ sense of wonder at the spectacle.

‘Speaking English’ also published a number of reflections from Bolton School pupils who had recently completed their ESB Junior Medallion Examinations. These recollections showed just how much the girls had enjoyed the ESB experience as well as showcasing what they had learned.

Bolton School Old Boy Bob Worsley also had an article published in the same edition of ‘Speaking English’. His article asks the question, “Have we come full circle?” and looks at Classical influences on modern life, particularly the linguistic and democratic influence of Ancient Greek and Latin. Bob is currently a second year undergraduate studying at the University of York.

The girls' work was published in the ESB journal

The girls’ work was published in the ESB journal

A group of Year 6 pupils looking down at Aira Force

A group of Year 6 pupils looking down at Aira Force