Learning the Legacy of Lord Leverhulme
Monday, 16 March 2015
Boys in Year 8 used their SPACE session to learn more about the legacy of Lord Leverhulme and the importance of the 100 and 500 year anniversaries that the School will celebrate throughout 2015 and 2016.
Old Girl and former Girls’ Division teacher Mrs C Haslam spoke to the boys alongside Mrs A Patel, one of the School’s Alumni Officers. They explained the origins of the Bolton School Foundation, when Lord Leverhulme jointly endowed the Bolton Grammar School for Boys and Bolton High School for Girls on the condition that the two joint together as one school, divided into the two Divisions that still exist today.
Four Year 8 boys also read out passages about the history of Lord Leverhulme and of the School itself. They heard about how William Hesketh Lever later went on to take the name ‘Lord Leverhulme’ and the continued support he gave to the School throughout his life.
This was a really interesting talk for the Year 8 boys, and gave them a greater understanding of both Lord Leverhulme’s role as benefactor and the anniversary celebrations and their importance.