15 December 2021
The school’s Prefects worked hard in the run-up to the end of term to put on the Prefects’ Panto. Their version of ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarves’ as usual featured the girls playing their teachers and was performed in the Great Hall for the whole of the school to enjoy.
This Bolton School Girls’ Division tradition brought lots of laughter, while simultaneously raising money for a good cause.
The charity the Prefects are supporting this year is William’s Gift: a local charity that is dedicated to the memory of William, a 6-year-old boy who sadly passed away due to a very rare disease called Total Intestinal Aganglionosis.
William’s Gift aims to provide care packages for children in hospital with serious and life-limiting conditions and their families. William was known for his beautiful smile and the charity aims to cheer up other children in hospital with a ‘little box of smiles’ and family care packages of essential items to make things just that little bit easier for a while.
The annual Year 10 Christmas Post sweet sales also went ahead in the final week of term to raise even more money for charity. This year’s cause, chosen by pupils, was Period Poverty: a UK charity working to ensure all women have access to sanitary protection during their period, and to eliminate period poverty in Britain’s most deprived communities by 2025.
The Year 10 forms set up their competing stalls all around the school to see who could raise the most funds by selling sweets, treats, drinks and trinkets.