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Essa Academy appoints new head after departure of Showk Badat

The Bolton News:

3:45pm Thursday 31st July 2014

ESSA Academy has appointed the deputy headteacher as principal after the sudden departure of Showk Badat in December last year.

Thornleigh pupils design app to help deli counter shoppers

The Bolton News:

1:44pm Thursday 31st July 2014

HOW often do you leave the deli counter with too much or too little of the foods on offer?

Atherton Free School gets 'good' Ofsted report

The Bolton News:

8:51am Thursday 31st July 2014

A NEW school — opened after a campaign by parents angry over the local authority’s controversial decision to axe Atherton’s only high school — is celebrating after education watchdogs judged it was “good”.

Former Clarendon Primary School will be demolished this week after mystery fire

The Bolton News:

2:39pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A PRIMARY school building — destroyed in a mystery blaze — is set to be bulldozed this week.

5-year-old and friends raise money in memory of his dad

The Bolton News:

9:59am Wednesday 30th July 2014

LITTLE Ashton Kendall and his school pals helped raised hundreds of pounds for research into a rare condition in memory of his father.

In pictures: Firwood School prom

The Bolton News:

9:45am Wednesday 30th July 2014

YOUNG people put on the style as they celebrated their school years and looked to the future.

Proud Edgworth grandad gets MBE at Buckingham Palace

The Bolton News:

9:29am Wednesday 30th July 2014

“IT’S bigger than Disney, grandad is King, but grandma is not Queen because they have already got one.”

Number of kids representing Blackrod at sport doubles after Olympics

The Bolton News:

3:16pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

THE number of children representing their village school in sports tournaments has doubled — thanks to the Olympic legacy.

Harper Green kids play Countdown and factor cricket

The Bolton News:

2:53pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

YOU can certainly count on the youngsters of Harper Green when it comes to solving maths problems.

School highly commended at Tatton Park for Owl and Pussycat garden

The Bolton News:

8:17am Tuesday 29th July 2014

GREEN-fingered youngsters used flower power to win over judges at the prestigious RHS Flower Show at Tatton Park.

Rivington and Blackrod pupils give out hampers as 'random acts of kindness'

The Bolton News: Coffee time

9:14am Tuesday 29th July 2014

PUPILS at Rivington and Blackrod High School showed kindness and compassion to their community as they delivered six hampers to residents in Horwich as part of a project to carry out “random acts of kindness”.

Blackrod children raise money to help kids with Asperger's syndrome

The Bolton News:

8:07am Tuesday 29th July 2014

THESE Blackrod Church School pupils are an example to young people everywhere after raising money to support children with Asperger’s syndrome.

Bolton teacher gets £7,000 to make maths lessons fun

The Bolton News:

12:11pm Monday 28th July 2014

MATHS teacher Lauren Reynolds is sharing her winning formula that maths equals fun with the whole of Bolton.

Smithills School pupils help grandmother raise nearly £1,000

The Bolton News:

9:04am Monday 28th July 2014

A PENSIONER has raised nearly £1,000 for research into the condition which afflicts her grandson by working with a secondary school.

Pupils learn 'devastating' consequences of drink-driving

The Bolton News:

9:19am Saturday 26th July 2014

YOUNG people took part in some of the most important “lessons” of their life at Rivington and Blackrod High School.

Children pick up litter in Big Bolton Tidy Up campaign

The Bolton News:

11:31am Saturday 26th July 2014

CHILDREN got stuck into a community clean-up for a Big Bolton Tidy Up campaign.

Children's Bible fun in Astley Bridge

The Bolton News:

9:49am Saturday 26th July 2014

YOUNGSTERS kicked off their summer holiday at a Bible-based fun week in Astley Bridge.

Special school blighted by 'drug-using yobs who vandalise, urinate and climb on building'

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

6:00am Friday 25th July 2014

A SCHOOL for disabled youngsters is being tormented by a gang of youths who vandalise the building, climb on the roof, urinate in the grounds and leave behind condoms and evidence of drug use.

St Bede's Academy dancers on stage at O2 Arena

The Bolton News:

11:30am Friday 25th July 2014

MOST performers can only dream of taking to the stage at the O2 in London.

Surprise presentation for retiring Kearsley school secretary

The Bolton News:

10:22am Friday 25th July 2014

Pupils at Grosvenor Nursery in Kearsley surprised school secretary with a special presentation to mark her retirement after 36 years.

Carnival send-off for Bolton Parish Church School headteacher

The Bolton News:

10:15am Friday 25th July 2014

THEY have spent their careers helping Bolton’s young people.

In pictures: St Andrew's' Got Talent

The Bolton News:

3:01pm Friday 25th July 2014

WATCH out Simon Cowell — these Bolton youngsters showed they really were a talented bunch at their school’s annual talent show.

Edgworth pupils go back in time to World War One

The Bolton News:

9:04am Thursday 24th July 2014

YOUNG historians embarked on a poignant journey to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War One.

'All schoolchildren should learn to play chess', says MP

The Bolton News:

8:19am Thursday 24th July 2014

A MOVE by Bolton MP Yasmin Qureshi could see chess on all school timetables.

Bolton School head defends Ian McKellen after he says 'I'm not northern'

The Bolton News: ELDERLY SHERLOCK Sir Ian McKellen

2:14pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A HEADMASTER at Bolton School has defended Sir Ian McKellen’s shock confession that he does not class himself as northern.

Kids help rid Kearsley of dog poo

The Bolton News:

9:43am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

CHILDREN have got on board with a drive to rid dog fouling from Kearsley’s streets.

Deputy head, governor and PTA member retire as academic year closes

The Bolton News:

9:32am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

IT was Catherine Walker’s passion to help children develop into bright young citizens that drew her to teaching — and it is the youngsters she will miss the most.

Kearsley kids perform Wizard of Oz

The Bolton News:

10:38am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

YOUNG and old followed the yellow brick road to St Stephen’s CE Primary School, Kearsley, to enjoy a wiz of a play.

Former Clarendon Primary School will be demolished after huge fire

The Bolton News:

12:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THEm 129-year-old former Clarendon Primary School building in Great Lever will be demolished after it was wrecked by a huge fire.

Smithills children create miniature wildlife habitat models

The Bolton News:

12:59pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

CREATIVE youngsters had a wild time recreating the wonderful world of animals.

Photography lecturer made fellow of Royal Photographic Society

The Bolton News:

12:50pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A UNIVERSITY of Bolton photography lecturer has found himself in the frame.

Great Lever school's performance to commemorate World War One

The Bolton News:

9:44am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

YOUNGSTERS at a Bolton school pulled out all the stops to offer a fitting tribute to the centenary commemorations of World War One.

Westhoughton schoolkids perform 'Proms in the Park' - in their playground

The Bolton News:

9:58am Monday 21st July 2014

YOUNG musicians staged their own version of the popular open air concert Proms in the Park — in their school playground.

Benefit changes could prevent disabled from studying, warns university

The Bolton News: Among the worst in the country: University of Bolton students still looking for job after six months

9:55am Monday 21st July 2014

HUNDREDS of disabled students could be prevented from studying for a degree if changes to benefits go ahead, university bosses have warned.

Watchdogs check on Canon Slade school after string of sex investigations

The Bolton News: Canon Slade School

9:18am Saturday 19th July 2014

EDUCATION watchdogs have carried out two inspections at a Bolton school at the centre of a sex allegation.

Newsagent gets alcohol licence despite objections from nearby school

The Bolton News: The high price of cheap booze

9:06am Saturday 19th July 2014

A NEWSAGENT has been granted an alcohol licence — despite local schools and neighbours claim it will lead to alcohol-related crime.

Young Westhoughton brainbox will compete on Child Genius TV show tomorrow

The Bolton News:

8:56am Saturday 19th July 2014

BRIGHT young thing Sharon Daniel may be one of the country’s cleverest children — but she can hardly contain her excitement at being on TV when she competes for the title Child Genius 2014.

Teacher gets sponged in the face by pupils

The Bolton News:

9:26am Saturday 19th July 2014

PUPILS at Sharples primary school managed to get their own back on a teacher — by sponging him in the face.

Horwich school's Owl and Pussycat garden at Tatton Park flower show

The Bolton News:

1:42pm Friday 18th July 2014

YOUNG gardeners from a Bolton school are experiencing the sweet smell of success after being chosen to exhibit at the prestigious RHS Flower Show at Tatton Park.

Rivington and Blackrod School cooks win World Cup cake contest

The Bolton News:

9:43am Friday 18th July 2014

IT is not just Germany celebrating World Cup glory — the cooks at Rivington and Blackrod School are too.

Two schools in Bolton ban loom bands

The Bolton News:

6:00am Thursday 17th July 2014

A SCHOOL has “banned the band” — because the loom band craze sweeping the playgrounds could put animals in its “city farm” at risk.

Thieves steal children's scarecrow from playgroup

The Bolton News:

3:08pm Thursday 17th July 2014

THERE were glum faces all round when devastated tots discovered their metal scarecrow had been stolen from their playground.

Drug dealer sold cannabis to university students

The Bolton News: Bolton Crown Court

3:04pm Thursday 17th July 2014

A CANNABIS dealer who sold drugs to Bolton University students has been jailed for nine months.

Horwich nursery owner celebrates degree and 25th anniversary

The Bolton News:

9:13am Thursday 17th July 2014

A NURSERY owner is preparing for a double celebration after she achieved a distinction in a masters degree course - 25 years after setting up her early years business.

'Double organ transplant saved my life'

The Bolton News:

9:10am Thursday 17th July 2014

A FORMER teacher whose life was saved by a double organ transplant visited his old school to urge students to Sign Up To Save Lives.

Youngsters get in on Tour de France action

The Bolton News:

2:54pm Thursday 17th July 2014

YOUNG cyclists whizzed round the track at Bolton Arena to celebrate the Tour de France.

Dara O Briain hosts award ceremony at Bolton College

The Bolton News:

11:08am Wednesday 16th July 2014

BOLTON College proved to be a class act at an awards ceremony hosted by comedian Dara O'Briain.

9-year-old's 'inspiring' letter to children in Africa

The Bolton News:

9:52am Wednesday 16th July 2014

YOUNG bookworm Hamza Ahmed put pen to paper to inspire others to read.

Success for Bolton boys at French spelling contest

The Bolton News:

9:47am Wednesday 16th July 2014

TRES bon! That’s Alex Gao and Matthew Cavaliere from Bolton School, who tasted sweet success at the French Spelling Bee finals.

Sharples kids enjoy taste of fashion world

The Bolton News:

11:54am Wednesday 16th July 2014

YOUNG fashionistas showed they had all the right moves when they took to the catwalk.

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