School Shortlisted for Sports School of the Year Award
Monday, 08 October 2012
Bolton School has been shortlisted for the Independent School of the Year category at the 2012 Aviva and Daily Telegraph School Sport Matters Awards.
Mr Trevor Pledger, Director of Partnerships, will accompany two high profile Bolton School athletes, Emma Saunders and Drew Winstanley as they attend the 2012 School Sport Matters Awards Ceremony, which will take place at the highly prestigious Lord's Cricket Ground in London on Wednesday 14th November. The ceremony will consist of a two course lunch, followed by the presentation of ten awards given by a range of prestigious sports personalities, including Jess Ennis, Richard Whitehead and Zoe Smith.
The 250 word article summarising the School's contribution to sport over the 2011-12 year is below:
Bolton School offers a vast range of sporting opportunities for its pupils and the local community.
We share our facilities in many ways, hosting football, netball, rugby, swimming and water-polo events for local schools. Last year, our Sports Festival involved over 30 primaries and our Football Festival, which ran over 2 days, attracted 500 local children. This summer we were a sponsor of the Bolton 2012 Games, which saw 2,000 children enjoy 40 sporting events. We were also proud to see former pupils at the London Games. Sir Philip Craven, former Old Boy and President of the International Paralympic Committee, sat alongside the Queen at the opening ceremony of the Paralympic Games and we have already had a visit from Old Boy Ed Scott, who played in goal for GB’s Water Polo Team. Old Girl, Rachel Flanders, proudly carried the Olympic Torch past the School prior to the Games. The School is an ISFA Focus School and an MCC Hub School.
Sport at the School serves a dual purpose, to encourage participation at all levels but also to develop elite athletes through our Talented Register. This year the School won a national U15 Cricket Final and was runners-up in the national ISFA Cup Final. Junior Boys won both the AJIS U11s’ Football and Cricket Cups. There has been much individual and team success for girls and boys at regional and national level in hockey, dressage, biathlon, rugby, netball, tennis, athletics, lacrosse, swimming, cricket, karate, ju-jitsu, chess and football.