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Monday, 17 May 2010
Bolton School Boys' Division hosted a Maths Challenge day for
local Primary Schools to help get young people involved in Maths in
a fun way.
Twenty one Primary School teams took part in the Harry Potter
themed challenge, which consisted of a series of different
mathematic activities including creating their own Hogwart's Tower.
Each team was made up of two boys and two girls and they were
assisted in the challenges by Bolton School Year 10 boys.
Schools taking part included Brownlow Fold, Bamford
Primary, Eatock, Ashbridge School, Greenmount, St Matthews, Church
St, Bury Catholic School, Eagley Junior School, Lever Edge, Horwich
Parish, Leigh CE, St Philips, Clarendon Cottage, Beaumont Primary,
Markland Hill, Gilnow Primary, St Paul's CE, and St Peter's
After a morning of brain taxing puzzles, the teams had a well
deserved lunch in the school Dining Hall before regrouping to hear
the results. Teams received points for each activity and when all
the points were added up it was close at the top. The winners were
Brownlow Fold who were presented with their prizes of a laptop and
a £15 WH Smith gift voucher each by Headmaster Mr Philip Britton,
who thanked the primary schools for taking part and stressed the
importance of getting children interested in academic subjects at a
young age. In second place were St Peter's Smithills who each
received a £10 gift voucher and Ashbridge School came third each
receiving a £5 voucher.
The day was a huge success and is set to become an annual
community event at the school, alongside the Language, Sports and
Science Festivals which Bolton School run for local Primary
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