Sunday, 05 November 2017
The Fifth of November brought with it a buzzing atmosphere as a huge crowd flocked to the school to enjoy the Girls’ Division PA’s annual fireworks event. This year the display was billed as a Fireworks Extravaganza, and it certainly lived up to the name!
The breathtaking display was choreographed to music for the first time. The theme was ‘superheroes’ and the fireworks began with a burst of red, white and blue which matched the rousing Superman theme tune. The spectacle built to an enormous visual crescendo of colour above the School field, which left the audience in awe. The fireworks were organised by Titanium Fireworks: the company behind displays at London’s New Year celebrations, Edinburgh’s Hogmanay, the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Opening and Closing Ceremonies, and the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony. They received a well-deserved round of applause following the display.
Prior to the fireworks themselves, there was plenty more to enjoy. Outdoors, pupils performed live music until the fireworks were scheduled to begin. There were also stalls selling cakes, sweets and various flashing and light-up accessories. Games like ‘Splat the Rat’ and ‘Nerf the Nemesis’ helped to keep younger children entertained as they waited for the fireworks to begin.
In the Dining Hall, an array of delicious Bonfire Night treats were on offer: traditional black peas, pasties and sausage rolls, hot dogs, chilli with rice and nachos, and sweet treats like gingerbread and parkin, as well as hot drinks. The Girls’ Division PA sold delicious Bolton School puddings and bottles of wine. The Boys’ Division PA held a tombola which completely ran out of prizes by the end of the evening! There was also pupil-run stalls offering home-made marmalade, chocolate fondue and candyfloss, popcorn, slime, henna tattoos and more games like ‘guess the name of the teddy’ and ‘how many sweets in the jar’.
The Fireworks Extravaganza was a great opportunity for Young Enterprise groups to sell their products. It also allowed a group of Sixth Form girls to raise money for a study trip to Spain by selling delicious home-made cakes.
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