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Nine out of 10 Bolton children get into their first choice primary school

The Bolton News: Kings Langley residents invited to school's open day

7:18pm Friday 18th April 2014

NINE in 10 children will attend their parent’s first choice primary school.

Call to change exam times to help Muslim students fasting during Ramadan

The Bolton News: Foods from around the world were cooked as Muslims in Harrow celebrated the end of Ramadan.

10:42am Friday 18th April 2014

A UNION chief from Bolton has called for exam boards to review the timetabling of A-level and GCSE exams to consider the impact of Ramadan on Muslim students.

In pictures: Horwich Parish School pupils' Easter bonnets

The Bolton News: Children at Horwich Parish CE School in their bonnets.

7:16pm Friday 18th April 2014

YOUNGSTERS showed off their creative skills when they made their own Easter bonnets.

Tonge Moor Primary School gets two new fish

The Bolton News: Pets at Home assistant manager Rebecca Jepson is pictured with children from Tonge Moor Community Primary School.

5:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

YOUNGSTERS at Tonge Moor Primary School have welcomed two new fishy friends to their class — Frankie and Benny.

In pictures: Sharples Primary School kids' Easter bonnets

The Bolton News: Ella Grubczynski and Adam Umarji, both aged five, show off their bonnets

1:10pm Thursday 17th April 2014

HATS off to these creative young people who will celebrate Easter in style.

Oaks and Sharples children design anti-dog fouling posters for Astley Bridge

The Bolton News: Seven-year-old Josh Openshaw with fellow Oaks pupils and, from left, Cllr John Walsh, Cllr Hilary Fairclough and Cllr Paul Wild

9:09am Wednesday 16th April 2014

YOUNGSTERS from two primary schools have designed their own posters in a bid to tackle irresponsible dog owners.

Video: Gaskell Primary School kids hold 6-hour skipping marathon

The Bolton News: Jumping for it are Saarah Iqbal, aged seven, Fenani Abdalla-Amino, aged five, Hassan Mohammed, Imaan Khan, aged eight  and Masooma Bagas, aged seven

11:21am Wednesday 16th April 2014

WHEN it comes to raising money for charity, energetic youngsters and staff at Gaskell Primary School simply skip to it.

Friends of Pikes Lane Primary School hold buffet fundraiser

The Bolton News: From left, Fareha Iltayeb, parent, Louise McArdle, headteacher, Ubah Hussein, parent, and Munmun Azad, parent

9:37am Wednesday 16th April 2014

FRIENDS of Pikes Lane Primary School came up with a very tasty fundraising idea.

Egerton Primary School gets life-saving defibrillator

The Bolton News: Pupils Isaac Harulow and Holly Bent with Joan Caswell

11:04am Tuesday 15th April 2014

YOUNGSTERS and teachers now have access to life-saving equipment at Egerton Primary School.

Haslam Park Primary kids learn about dinosaurs

The Bolton News: Jessica Nesnadna, aged four, meets a dinosaur at Haslam Park Primary School

12:03pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

YOUNG archaeologists dug deep to reveal and share the secrets of the prehistoric age.

Coaches teach Bolton kids how to play handball

The Bolton News: In the red are Hollie Dickenson and Leigh-Louise Thompson, both aged 10, of Masefield Primary

9:09am Monday 14th April 2014

UNIVERSITY students gave some hands-on tuition — when they introduced the Olympic sport of handball to local youngsters.

Beavers group opens in Great Lever after £4,700 windfall

The Bolton News: The 12th Bolton Beavers with, back, from left, assistant leaders Christine Ashton, Paula Williams, Kim Worthington, Tess Cooper and Danielle Fenn; centre, leader Clive Fenn, left, and acting group scout leader Hilary Marston

8:47am Monday 14th April 2014

THE 12th Bolton (Rosehill) Scout Group in Great Lever has opened a new beaver scout colony — thanks to a £4,700 windfall.

Farnworth pupils learn about autism

The Bolton News: Sporting their blue ribbons with teaching assistant Faith Stansfield, who organised the week of events, are George Meekin, aged 14, Layla Klaju, aged 12, Tanya Pepper, aged 14, Stephanie Smith, aged 13 and Lewis Burns, aged 12

8:44am Monday 14th April 2014

YOUNG people at St James’ CE High School marked World Autism Day by finding out more about the condition through a week-long series of activities.

Eagley kids perform Porridge musical

The Bolton News: Song and dance act at Eagley Junior School with, from left, Oscar Overton, Lewis Rawsthorn, Matthew Hooton and Millie Carr

9:29am Monday 14th April 2014

PRIMARY school pupils in Eagley stepped out on the beat during a school musical.

Kids turn detective in crime scene investigation simulation

The Bolton News: Super sleuths Piper Fisher and Sam Handford

8:57pm Sunday 13th April 2014

SCHOOL pupils turn detectives as they took part in a national Crime Scene Investigation event.

Sharples Primary School kids enjoy Easter Bingo

The Bolton News: Teacher and bingo caller Martyn Slater with  nine-year-old Lewis Bancroft and Haleemah Mohammed, aged 11

7:34am Saturday 12th April 2014

IT was eyes down for Easter fun at a school in Bolton.

Child lost finger after special school failed to fit safety guards on doors

The Bolton News: Birtenshaw Hall in Darwen Road, Bromley Cross

2:14pm Friday 11th April 2014

A SPECIAL school has been ordered to pay almost £900 after a nine-year-old autistic boy lost a finger when it became trapped in a door.

Video: Bolton School's test launch as pupils prepare to send balloon into space

The Bolton News: The Bolton School balloon gets inflated

11:33am Friday 11th April 2014

THE sky really is the limit for Bolton School pupils who have joined the space race.

Video: Multimillion pound 'school in the park' opens

The Bolton News: The new Clarendon Primary School

11:18am Friday 11th April 2014

WHILE most children cannot wait to start their Easter holidays, these excited youngsters cannot wait for the break to be over so they can start at their unique multi-million pound “school in the park”.

'Inspiring' University of Bolton praised in report

The Bolton News: The University of Bolton

9:31am Friday 11th April 2014

THE University of Bolton “changes people’s lives for the better”, according to a report which said the higher education institution is inspiring.

Bolton Council 'ahead of the game' with infant school dinners

The Bolton News: Bolton has most popular school dinners in the country

9:29am Friday 11th April 2014

SCHOOL kitchens in Bolton’s primary schools are ready and equipped to serve up free meals for infant school children.

In pictures: Eagley Infant School's Easter funfair

The Bolton News: Ella Janicki, aged six.

11:28am Friday 11th April 2014

EAGLEY Infant School had an egg-cellent time when it raised £1,200 with a special Easter funfair.

St Thomas of Canterbury pupils take part in Lenten service

The Bolton News: Palms are laid by Zac Whitehead and Emma Kerrane, aged seven, and eight-year-old Jamie Nuttall

9:27am Thursday 10th April 2014

CHILDREN at a Bolton school took part in a Lenten service.

Paddy McGuinness' new TV show starts on Saturday

The Bolton News: Paddy McGuiness closed his account

9:45am Wednesday 9th April 2014

A NEW programme hosted by Bolton presenter Paddy McGuinness hits our screens on Saturday.

Teenage saxophonist performs at young musician contest

The Bolton News: Zoe Stirzaker earned her share of the plaudits

8:47am Wednesday 9th April 2014

A YOUNG saxophonist showcased her skills at a music competition which attracted talent from across the north of England.

St Michael’s Primary School kids celebrate new facilities

The Bolton News: To tie in the school’s support of African schools, the reception class puts on a demonstration of African dancing with staff, Justine Begg, Nathalie Djambi and Yvette Hunt

10:01am Wednesday 9th April 2014

STAFF and children at St Michael’s CE Primary School held a special celebration to mark the grand opening of new facilities.

Harper Green School to host Bolton's first literacy festival

The Bolton News: Jordan Greenhalgh and Claire Chadwick find plenty to read at Harper Green School

9:05am Tuesday 8th April 2014

HARPER Green School is set to hold the town’s first literacy festival.

Education and childcare minister visits St Bede Academy in Morris Green

The Bolton News: Education minister Elizabeth Truss and headteacher Jack Hatch at St Bede Academy

7:36am Monday 7th April 2014

A GOVERNMENT minister met with the headteacher of one of Bolton’s top schools when she visited the region as part of her campaign to champion longer opening hours for nursery care.

Bolton Music Centre's final 2014 concert

The Bolton News: Lever Edge Primary School play African djembes drums

8:50am Saturday 5th April 2014

SPECIAL guests joined talented young musicians on stage during a five-night series of concerts.

Clevelands Preparatory school kids hold coronation 'street party'

The Bolton News: Moeez Ahmed enjoys a scone

8:24am Saturday 5th April 2014

YOUNGSTERS held a street party fit for the Queen.

VIDEO: The Valley school transformed into farm for day

The Bolton News: Abubakr Siddiq, aged seven, and Fateema Gani, aged eight, pose in a giant tractor tyre

10:35am Friday 4th April 2014

THE countryside rolled into a primary school much to the delight of children.

Bolton school dinners still cheapest in the country

The Bolton News: Getting set to tuck in are, from left, Millie Grogan, aged eight, Cllr Nick Peel and Sameer Ahmed, aged eight

9:57am Thursday 3rd April 2014

BOLTON’S school dinners will still be the cheapest in the country after council bosses froze prices for another year.

Forget One Direction - here's Wrong Direction

The Bolton News: Forget One Direction - here's Wrong Direction

9:42am Thursday 3rd April 2014

THE hottest boy band in Sharples is not One Direction - but Wrong Direction.

Children take over Pikes Lane Primary School for the day

The Bolton News: Teaching a science lesson, Fatma Bouraki , aged 10, and Bakhatawar Syeda, aged 11

9:16am Thursday 3rd April 2014

CHILDREN took over control of their Bolton school — and rather than running amok the clever youngsters proved they were a class act.

Bolton Music Centre students countdown to finale of concerts at Albert Halls

The Bolton News: Turton and Little Lever Training Choirs

8:49am Thursday 3rd April 2014

A SERIES of musical concerts being held in Bolton reached its half way point last night.

Sir Philip Craven wants to turn Bolton into 'centre of sporting excellence'

The Bolton News: From front left, Sir Philip Craven, Sue Hinks, headteacher Bolton School Girls’ Division, Philip Britton, headteacher Bolton School Boys’ Division, back from left, Cllrs Kevin McKeon, Christopher Peacock, Anthony Connell, Cliff Morris, and Dave Single

5:48pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

PARALYMPICS chief Sir Philip Craven was back in his home town — fresh from the Winter Games, where he found himself embroiled in the Crimean crisis — to give his support to an ambitious bid to transform Bolton into a centre of sporting excellence.

Bolton Music Centre students continue series of concerts at Albert Halls

The Bolton News: The band of Mytham Primary School, Little Lever, Bolton

9:33am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

TALENTED young musicians took to the stage last night for the second instalment of a musical extravaganza.

Schoolchildren design poster for Bromley Cross summer fair

The Bolton News: Amelia Morton, aged 10 and Jessica Jepson, aged six, winners of the Bromley Cross Fair poster competition

8:31am Tuesday 1st April 2014

YOUNGSTERS put their artistic talent to the test in a bid to create a winning poster design for the Bromley Cross Summer Fair.

Bolton Music Centre students start series of concerts at Albert Halls

The Bolton News: Members of Bolton Junior Percussion

8:25am Tuesday 1st April 2014

TALENTED young musicians took to the stage to showcase their skills last night.

Farnworth kids teach adults how to clean up town

The Bolton News: With their “Bin It” artwork and an award certificate are, from left, Rhys Howarth, Jamie Hunt, Morgan Connell, Caden Shakeshaft and Malachi O’Neill

8:15am Tuesday 1st April 2014

THEY may still be at primary school, but these Farnworth children are developing into model citizens.

Researchers recreate Worktown project

The Bolton News: James and Sandra Ashworth with the smashed window

8:12am Tuesday 1st April 2014

INQUISITIVE individuals took to the streets to observe the lives of Boltonians as part of a pioneering social experiment which begun in the 1930s.

Artist James Naughton talks to students about his exhibition

The Bolton News: James Naughton with his painting of the Tetons

8:53am Tuesday 1st April 2014

ARTIST James Naughton spoke to art students about his latest exhibition.

Schools shut as teachers walk out on strike

The Bolton News: Teachers have previously gone on strike against proposed changes to pay and pensions

9:57am Wednesday 26th March 2014

MORE than half of schools in Bolton are shut today as teachers in Bolton walked out in protest of Government changes to education.

Council bosses defend children's services after watchdog says it "requires improvement"

The Bolton News: Bolton town hall

10:00am Wednesday 26th March 2014

TOWN hall chiefs have said vulnerable children in Bolton are safe after a Government watchdog reported youngsters could slip through the net and put at further risk of harm.

Teachers' strike will close more than half of Bolton's schools

The Bolton News: Teachers on a protest march in Southampton during strike action

9:00am Tuesday 25th March 2014

MORE than half of schools in Bolton will close tomorrow (WED) as teachers walk out in protest against the coalition government’s “attack” on education.

Current list of Bolton schools affected by the teachers' strike

The Bolton News: Coffee time

10:00am Tuesday 25th March 2014


School children learn the horrors of World War One

The Bolton News: School children learn the horrors of World War One

6:00am Tuesday 25th March 2014

YOUNG historians examined relics from the Great War as they were given insight into the conflict to commemorate its 100th anniversary.

Troubled Westhoughton school now rated as good

The Bolton News: Celebrating at Washacre Primary

8:00am Sunday 23rd March 2014

A SCHOOL which had “serious weaknesses” has now been rated as good by inspectors — thanks to the “relentless determination” of the headteacher.

Children celebrate pi day

The Bolton News: Frank the Pastyman with Katie Daniels and Nyasha Mutikani, both aged 12, Raakiyah Latif, aged 11, and Danny Taylor, aged 12.

7:30am Friday 21st March 2014

YOUNG mathematicians got their teeth into a tasty “pi” to celebrate National Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics week.

Teenager's bid to end child poverty

The Bolton News: Gulwali Passarlay

7:30am Friday 21st March 2014

A STUDENT is helping tackle child poverty by joining the first Children’s Commission on Poverty.

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