Bolton School Senior Girls

Cooking Masterclass With Mike Harrison

The Old Girls’ Association has organised a cooking masterclass led by Bolton chef Mike Harrison.

Mike will welcome guests to the Arts Centre at Bolton School on Friday the 17th of October. He will then teach a Masterclass, demonstrating how to make and serve a three course dinner party menu. The event has been sponsored by local businesses, with Wrights of Horwich providing the wine and Ancoats Coffee Company supplying after-dinner coffee.

This promises to be a fantastic evening of interesting entertainment and good food, all in aid of two very worthy causes. The money raised from the event will be split between the Phelan-McDermid Syndrome Foundation (PMSF) and the Bolton School Old Girls’ Association.

PMSF is particularly important to Mrs Natalie James, an Old Girl who is now the Girls’ Division’s Head of Food Technology.

“The reason that this is so close to my heart is because I went to primary school with Katherine Kay, whose son Charlie has this condition,” she said. “We met up again when we were both pregnant with our first babies, who were due at the same time. It was only a few months after Charlie was born that his mum and dad realised that his development was not moving along as it should.”

Katherine has been working to set up a UK branch of the PMSF, to raise awareness and funds for this very rare genetic disorder. Phelan-McDermid Syndrome affects the transfer of messages within the brain, and there are less than 800 cases world-wide. Most individuals with Phelan-McDermid Syndrome cannot speak, often have autism or autism spectrum disorders, and experience low muscle-tone which means that they require a wheelchair.

The Masterclass will take place on Friday the 17th October and begin at 7pm.

Tickets are £25 for three courses, and £35 for three courses and a flight of wine. For further details and to book, please contact Bolton School’s Development Office:

Book Online: click here
Telephone: 01204 434718

Please make your reservations by 13th October 2014.  


There will also be a raffle in aid of PMSF during the course of the evening. If any businesses or individuals are interested in donating prizes, the assistance would be greatly appreciated.

Mike Harrison will give a culinary masterclass

Mike Harrison will give a culinary masterclass