Welcome to the blog of Park Road Juniors, the Junior School of Bolton School Boys’ Division. We use this site to highlight news, activities and events throughout the school year and provide diaries of residential trips.
After a good night’s sleep the boys were packed before breakfast and ready for their final morning of activities. If parents find ‘unknown’ items in packing please can they be returned to school on Monday. The boys need a good weekend’s rest to be bright and ready for school work on Monday.
The boys have had a hectic day today with lots of running around and activities. The evening meal was a little calmer this evening – hopefully the boys are tiring and will have a good night sleep! The weather has been kind to us today. This evening the groups have been building conducting an egg race with homemade parachutes and rockets.
After a reasonable night’s sleep the boys all had a hearty breakfast this morning before going off on their activities. They are learning that the skills of cooperation and listening are important for their groups to work efficiently.
The boys were very excited on the coach up to Patterdale Hall. When we arrived a number were remembering their time here last year but they didn’t notice the repair works going on in Glenridding following the devastating floods 6 months ago.
This afternoon the groups set off walking, kayaking, climbing and problem solving shattering the peace in the valley! Mmm, teachers and forbidden sweets are not a good combination!
We have had another fantastic sunny day here in Patterdale. A busy afternoon of activities yesterday ensured that most (!) boys were fast asleep as soon as the lights went out last night so that energy, and excitement, levels were back to maximum this morning. The boys of Crompton and Lever have been honing their mountain skills today with a gruelling five hour walk whilst the Dobsonians and Chadwickians have planned their route to camp this morning and have set off for their night under the stars. So far the boys have displayed great grit, determination and initiative and should the SAS need any new recruits then they should look no further!
On Friday afternoon the boys (and many staff members) of the Junior School donned their costumes for the annual Fun Run. This year the run was in aid of the Motor Neurone Disease Association. The boys selected this charity following a very kind donation from the family of old boy Simon Binner who died from MND last year. This was made all the more poignant following the very recent death of another Bolton School alumnus, Sir Harry Kroto, from the same terrible disease.
The afternoon was full of the usual colour with Star Wars and Sumo Wrestlers being perhaps the most popular choice of costume, although there was also a fair amount of cross dressing. Lots of fun was had and it looks like we will have raised a fantastic amount for this very worthy cause.
Our Chinese artefacts have arrived from Beijing and are now on display in our Confucius Classroom. Thank you to Mr Zhang for buying them and shipping them over.
The boys have had lots of fun working together over the past 2 days building and lighting up Lego towns.
The boys built all sorts of buildings and even cruise ships.
Thanks to Stephen and John from Electro City Workshop for working with the boys over the past 2 days, and thanks to the Junior Boys PA for enabling it to happen.