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Monday, 10 June 2013
Bolton School hosted a Technology Festival for local Year 4 primary school pupils, providing an opportunity for them to make use of the School's technology facilities and to absorb themselves in the subject for the day.
Six local schools brought along four gifted and talented Year 4 pupils, who enjoyed the chance to spend a whole day focusing on technology and to experience activities in different technology areas. The day had a carnival theme - in Resistant Materials, pupils produced and decorated plastic masks, in Textiles they made colourful headdresses decorated with printed fabrics and in Food Technology they made their own scone based pizzas with a variety of toppings. At the end of the day certificates were awarded to all pupils for taking part.
Schools taking part included Markland Hill, St Philip’s Atherton, Pikes Lane, St Catherine’s Horwich, St Thomas of Canterbury and Heskin Pemberton.
This is the third year the Technology festival has been held, part of the series of annual events in different subjects that the School coordinates for primary school boys and girls, including festivals in Science, Maths, Languages and Sport. The events enable local youngsters to spend time in the school, be instructed by highly qualified staff and enjoy a day using the facilities and resources in events that span the curriculum.
Bolton School Primary Liaison co-ordinator, Miss Sarah Gorner said: “The day gave Year 4 pupils the opportunity to get a real flavour of what they might do in Technology when they reach Senior School. We have been delighted to see the pupils’ enthusiasm and creative flair in the three sessions and hope that they really enjoyed themselves!”
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