Harvest Collection to Benefit Local Families

The Girls’ Division of Bolton School has donated 60 crates of food to the local Urban Outreach campaign, which will help those struggling in the town.

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5th November 2020 — The Girls’ Division of Bolton School has donated 60 crates of food to the town’s Urban Outreach campaign. Dave Bagley, its Chief Executive, was thrilled with the donation: ‘I never cease to be amazed by the generosity of people across the town. We always collect from across the Bolton School campus at this time of year and, once again, I am delighted to be taking away so much produce for those that are struggling. In spite of the current situation, people are still finding the time and kindness to make these donations. I can’t thank the pupils and their families enough.’

Mrs Entwistle, the School’s Head of Community Action, said: ‘Once again the girls have made a massive contribution, both in terms of donating the produce but also in organising the collection and handover to Urban Outreach. 300 households will receive food packages which will benefit up to 800 people across the town. I thought Dave summed things up in the video that he produced when he spoke about the Power of One. You only need to do one great thing, which along with other people, can change a town, a city, a country or the world!’

Senior Girls and Junior Girls dropped their tinned and sealed products into crates on their way into school and Y12 students helped load up the Urban Outreach van. The van then went on to Park Road, the Junior Boys’ School to collect more items and a cheque from Beech House, the Infant School.

Mrs Entwistle lead a Senior Girls’ School virtual Harvest assembly which reflected on the importance of helping others and in which pupils read poetry and played music.

About Bolton School Girls' Division

At Bolton School we help every girl discover her unique talents and strengths. Our staff are committed to developing in each girl the love of learning, creative independence and academic self discipline which will enable her to achieve excellent examination results. Our aim is to inspire in our girls the attributes, skills and values which will enable them to make informed choices, become responsible and principled citizens, enjoy successful careers and achieve personal fulfilment.

We understand that the best learning takes place when girls feel cherished, understood and secure. In our friendly and respectful, single sex environment, girls of all ages and backgrounds are free to relax and enjoy each other's company without feeling self conscious. They forge strong friendships to support and sustain them throughout their lives. They also have the opportunity to get to know members of the Boys’ Division through participation in extra-curricular activities alongside them.

Girls at Bolton School recognise how lucky they are to enjoy all the advantages of a supportive and inspirational educational environment with its superb facilities and exceptional range of extra-curricular activities; they value the importance of ‘giving back’ through participation in community action programmes, locally, nationally and abroad.

The best way to appreciate our school, is to visit us. The girls are terrific ambassadors and would love to show you their magical, uplifting surroundings as well as talk to you about the exceptional range of opportunities offered to them.

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