Head Interviewed on ITN Education News
Monday, 12 November 2012
Philip Britton, Headmaster of Bolton School Boys' Division, is featured on the ITN Education news channel. He talks about the importance of schools engaging with their local community and what the Olympic legacy really means.
Mr Britton recorded the interview for use at the recent HMC Conference in Belfast. He explained how being engaged in public benefit has been a key part of the School's ethos since it was founded and remains so today. He feels that independent schools should work in collaboration with their local authorities and is pleased that Bolton School can, and does, engage with Bolton local authority so that Bolton can act as one to address local problems.
This collaboration also helps to strengthen the Olympic legacy for the town. Mr Britton believes that the Olympics brought sport to the forefront and, in turn provides individuals with a sense of purpose and teamwork, to the forefront. He feels that schools should now continue to act on that by working with the local community to develop sporting opportunities for all.