Bolton School Sixth Former launches food blog

Sixth Former Lizzie Crowther of Bolton School Girls’ Division should have been sitting her A level exams in recent weeks but, instead, she has made the most of lockdown by launching her own food blog.

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17th July 2020 — Sixth Former Lizzie Crowther of Bolton School Girls’ Division should have been sitting her A level exams in recent weeks but, instead, she has made the most of lockdown by launching her own food blog. The Year 13 student has been busy cooking up dishes and photographing them herself in order to build her website before she heads off to university in September.

Lizzie takes up the story: “I have always loved cooking and my family and I have always prioritised home cooked food. However, I have definitely made it into more of a serious hobby during lockdown. I started just by wanting to document my favourite family recipes so I could have them in one place when I’m cooking on my own at university next year. But then I thought, given the fact I have so much time at the moment, why not learn how to build a website at the same time? So that’s why I decided to start the blog.

I have also always loved photography. My dad is a photographer so I have had the benefit of learning photography skills from him, but I’ve found photographing all my dishes really fun too, and I’m definitely learning a lot as I go along.

I enjoyed Food Tech at school all through middle school and got a 9 in my GCSE exam which I really enjoyed doing. I certainly learned a lot of valuable skills from it as a subject and from my teachers.

My blog officially launched last week and can be viewed here: https://www.lizzielikes.com/​ There is also an Instagram page which is @lizzielikesrecipes and right now I am busy trying to promote the site.”

The website exhibits a wide range of meals, including lots of traditional family favourites and healthy options but also some more decadent baking and dessert ideas.

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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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