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Monday, 07 July 2014
A capacity audience in the Girls' Division Great Hall saw proud parents and staff enjoy a wonderful evening celebrating the achievements of girls in Years 7 and 8. The pupils collected prizes and awards before offering some sensational singing based around the theme of “A Tale of Two Cities”, which traced the musical heritages of Liverpool and Manchester.
The evening opened with a lively rendition of Lord of the Dance by the School’s Joint Orchestra before the Junior Concert Band performed cheery interpretations of Pirates of the Caribbean and YMCA.
Miss Sue Hincks, Headmistress, was fulsome in her praise of both Year 7 and 8 for their application, hard work and intelligence over the past academic year, which was reflected in their end of term reports. The Mayor and Mayoress of Bolton assisted the Head in the handing out of awards and certificates to those girls who had performed outstandingly well over the academic year in a wide range of activities.
Miss Hincks gave an overview of the histories of the North-West's two great cities and explained how the Manchester, Liverpool rivalry was sealed in 1894 after the opening of the Manchester Ship Canal meant importers no longer had to pay docking and town dues at Liverpool. The girls, conducted by Mrs Vivienne Carter for the final time after 12 years at the School and 36 years in teaching, then performed a range of classic songs emanating from Manchester and Liverpool including Wonderwall, Stayin’ Alive, Ferry ‘Cross the Mersey and Hey Jude.
The audience rose to close the presentation evening with the School Song and the National Anthem before Miss Hincks invited everyone to a “street party” on the corridors of the School.
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