Monday, 10 July 2017
Pupils in Years 7 and 8 at Bolton School Girls’ Division and their parents and teachers enjoyed a celebratory end of year presentation evening. Headmistress Miss Sue Hincks presided over the evening in a packed Great Hall and, along with Chairman of Governors Mr Michael Griffiths and the girls’ Heads of Year and Form Teachers, handed out prizes and awards for academic and extra-curricular achievements to the high performing girls. Miss Hincks congratulated both year groups, comprising almost 250 girls, on the great reports they had received from their Form teachers and credited the Year 7 girls on how quickly they had settled and thrown themselves into School life.
Having opened the evening with Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines, the Year 7 and 8 Orchestra then accompanied the voices, soloists and choirs in a stunning tribute to Roald Dahl which was punctuated by girls narrating excerpts and vignettes from the children author’s incredible life. There were songs from Matilda, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, including The Candy Man, and the musical adventure fantasy film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, which Dahl co-wrote, before the evening ended, with full participation from the audience, in stirring renditions of The School Song, The National Anthem and Jerusalem. Pupils, teachers and parents then enjoyed a “street party” in the corridors and Form rooms of the Girls’ Division. There was a retiring collection for Ehlers-Danlos Support UK.
You can watch the Roald Dahl tribute in two parts here and here.
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