"I remember my days at school vividly and with great affection. Bolton School has a great tradition in the liberal arts. I've always acted for the love of it and this first love was inspired at Hopefield, the school theatre."

Sir Ian McKellen - Actor and Old Boy

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Parents Benefit from University Application Advice

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Bernard Strutt, Head of UK/EU student recruitment at the University of Manchester, gave a most informative talk to an audience of 40 parents, covering the why and the how of going to university. Bernard presented new research from the Institute for F...
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Fun and Fundraising at PA Wine Tasting Evening

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Our first wine-tasting event was an intimate affair in a transformed Leverhulme Suite. Guests enjoyed a glass of Prosecco on arrival before taking their seats to hear about, and taste, three white wines from small growers. A lavish buffet was served ...
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Teenage Journey - the RAP Project - Social Skills for Life

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Deana Puccio was an assistant district attorney in New York, working in the sex crimes unit, before moving to the UK and co-founding the Rap Project. Her obvious expertise and enthusiastic and engaging delivery enthralled a large audience of 70 paren...
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PA Funds Enhance Life in the Boys’ Division

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The Parents’ Association has once more funded a range of initiatives to enhance life in the Boys’ Division.  The brand new Bola cricket bowling machine is an invaluable piece of equipment in developing young cricketers towards excellence. It is used...
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Refreshments at The Tempest

The Tempest cake

Once again, the Senior School Parents’ Associations provided refreshments during the interval of the Senior Joint Production. Members of the audience briefly departed Prospero’s Island to enjoy an array of home-made cakes created by parents and frien...
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Teenage Journey - Coping With Your Adolescent

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Dick Moore had a large audience of Bolton School parents gripped by his powerful, moving and enlightening presentation on “Coping with your adolescent”. This event was one of the highlights of the Teenage Journey series this year, and parents came aw...
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Funds Raised at Firework Extravaganza

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Our stall at the Senior Girls’ PA Fireworks Extravaganza was a great success. Many families came along to enjoy the superb display and wide range of stalls and entertainment on 5th November. Our stall had a prime spot next to the food queue, where th...
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Teenage Journey – Choices Beyond School

PA Teenage Journey Choices Beyond School

We were delighted to welcome Bernard Strutt, Head of Undergraduate Admissions at the University of Manchester, to present this evening’s talk. Bernard described how the student world has altered dramatically over the last 10-20 years and how what is ...
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Gin Tasting Evening

Gin Tasting

An audience of potential gin connoisseurs arrived at the Arts Centre for a welcome drink of Malfy gin and heard a brief history of gin from Chris Coombs of Turton Wines. Guests were then invited to sample four different gins at the speed tasting tabl...
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Teenage Journey – Anxiety and Stress

Clinical psychologists Rachel and Natalie

Clinical psychologists Rachel Andrew and Natalie Powell addressed a large audience of parents on the subject of anxiety and stress in teenage boys. They described the sorts of things boys feel anxious about in today’s world, stressing that anxiety is...
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