Bolton School Senior Girls

Girls Celebrate Through African Adventure

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Pupils in Years 7 and 8 from Bolton School Girls’ Division took teachers and parents on ‘a journey across Africa’ as they celebrated their successful school year at an uplifting end of term evening of readings, poetry and music.

Headmistress, Sue Hincks, commended the girls, telling Year 7 how everyone was really impressed with how they had settled into Senior School and how they had done well to engage in such a wide range of curricular and extra-curricular activities. Praise was also afforded to the Year 8 girls who had consolidated their learning and the Headmistress spoke of having gained much satisfaction from reading their excellent reports written by their Form teachers. The Head, along with the girls’ Heads of Year and Form Teachers, handed out prizes and awards for academic and extra-curricular achievements to the high performing girls. There was a special mention for the U13s’ water polo team which had become national champions in their first year of entering the competition.

The theme for the evening was an ‘African Adventure’ which opened with the Middle School Choir singing ‘Something Inside So Strong’ and the Y8 String Trio offering up ‘Get on de Train’. The massed voices of Y7 and Y8 rang out as they sang ‘When You Believe’ from the Prince of Egypt and this was quickly followed by the instantly recognisable ‘Any Dream Will Do’ from Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat. The girls then lent their voices to 'Banaha’ a Congolese traditional folk song and ‘Jambo Bwana’ a Kenyan traditional welcome song. They concluded their joyous singing with a Lion King medley of 'Hakuna Matata', 'Can You Feel the Love Tonight', 'I Just Can’t Wait to be King' and 'Circle of Life'.

Miss Hincks praised the singers, all the readers, the girls’ teachers and the Music Department, particularly Mrs Price, Music Director, for her creativity and musicality. The audience closed out the evening by rising to sing The School SongJerusalem and The National Anthem. Girls then returned to their Form rooms where they met their parents and continued their celebrations, enjoying a colourful "street party" along the corridors of the School.

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