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'Pupils should learn an instrument to help improve their maths and English'

The Bolton News:

7:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

THE state of music education in England’s schools has come under fire from classical musician James Rhodes in the two- part television series Don’t Stop The Music, which bemoans the lack of resources invested in the subject.

1,500 more high school places needed in Bolton by 2024

The Bolton News:

12:00pm Monday 15th September 2014

THE number of Bolton children will exceed the secondary school places available for them in just four years’ time, it has been revealed.

Teacher suspended over alleged comment about Muslim student's headscarf

The Bolton News:

6:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

A TEACHER has been suspended after she allegedly made a comment about a Muslim student’s headscarf.

In pictures: Kids dress up for Roald Dahl's birthday

The Bolton News:

11:23am Saturday 13th September 2014

YOUNG fans of children’s author Roald Dahl had a delightfully scrumdiddlyumptious day as they celebrated his birthday — and the 50th anniversary of the much-loved Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

No music teaching crisis in Bolton, says chief

The Bolton News:

11:10am Saturday 13th September 2014

A TELEVISION programme about the state of musical education in Britain does not represent the picture in Bolton, the head of the town’s music services has said.

Nerves and excitement as children all over Bolton start at 'big school'

The Bolton News:

3:22pm Friday 12th September 2014

HUNDREDS of young people across Bolton are completing their first full week at “big school”.

Ladybridge expert named top 3D printing teacher for second year running

The Bolton News:

10:05am Friday 12th September 2014

PHILIP Cotton proved himself to be a model teacher for the second year running — retaining his title at the UK’s number one teacher of 3D printing.

Daubhill primary school studies history of world in one day

The Bolton News:

12:57pm Friday 12th September 2014

THE history of the world was explored in just one day by youngsters who stepped back in time to the Big Bang.

Tributes to popular former Horwich teacher, author and historian

The Bolton News:

9:13am Wednesday 10th September 2014

THE funeral of a former Bolton teacher, historian and author who featured on BBC's Countryfile programme will take place tomorrow.

'Reading changed my life'

The Bolton News:

8:58am Tuesday 9th September 2014

WHEN Nick Pope enrolled at Bolton College to improve his literacy he never imagined reading would completely transform his life.

Morris Green school becomes first in country to apply to become childminding agency

The Bolton News:

9:33am Monday 8th September 2014

AN “outstanding” school in Bolton has become the first in the country to register to launch its own childminding agency.

It will be difficult to compare GCSE results year-on-year, warns headteacher

The Bolton News:

9:02am Monday 8th September 2014

IT will be difficult to compare exam results year-on-year because of planned changes to GCSEs, the headteacher of Bolton’s top performing school has warned.

Paintings by Old Rivingtonians' make up new calendar

The Bolton News:

8:43am Monday 8th September 2014

WHILE many calendars feature pictures of people in a state of undress, the Old Rivs have decided to keep their clothes on for their 2015 offering.

Brave terminal cancer mum's joy as she lives to see son start school

The Bolton News:

12:03pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

SEEING your child off to school is a happy time for every parent.

Quads are all smiles on first day at school

The Bolton News:

10:53am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

BOLTON’S record-breaking quads were all smiles for their first day at school.

Quads ready for first day at school

The Bolton News:

3:02pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

HUNDREDS of children across Bolton were today experiencing their first day at school — but for one family the occasion was four times as special.

First day at the ‘big school’ is child’s play

The Bolton News:

3:34pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

TODAY will be a daunting experience for many children as they start secondary school.

Sharples teacher on terrorism charge back in court next week

The Bolton News:

6:12pm Monday 1st September 2014

A SHARPLES School teacher charged with terrorism offences will appear back in court next week.

Last Tango in Halifax filming at Bolton School again

The Bolton News:

2:28pm Monday 1st September 2014

BOLTON School’s iconic buildings will once again take centre stage in BBC One’s hit romantic drama Last Tango in Halifax.

College axes AS-level courses at last minute

The Bolton News:

10:55am Monday 1st September 2014

A COLLEGE has decided to no longer take students on for AS-levels at its Leigh campus — but did not tell students until they tried to enrol.

Bolton College gets £300,000 from Europe to improve training for business

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10:49am Monday 1st September 2014

BOLTON College has received a £300,000 cash boost from the European Social Fund (ESF) for training and skills improvement for local employers.

Record-breaking results for Bolton kids doing 'three Rs'

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9:13am Saturday 30th August 2014

PRIMARY school children have proved themselves to be a class act when it comes to mastering the three Rs, new figures out show.

Lostock clarinet musician wins place at Royal Northern College of Music

The Bolton News:

8:25am Friday 29th August 2014

TALENTED musician Natasha Lomas gave the performance of a her life — and was rewarded with a scholarship at the prestigious Royal Northern College of Music.

Determined St Bede's Academy kids go to extra summer lessons

The Bolton News:

9:46am Friday 29th August 2014

BRIGHT young things at St Bede’s Academy are determined to get ahead.

Aspiring Little Lever vet delighted with animal job she landed after work experience

The Bolton News:

8:46am Friday 29th August 2014

A STUDENT from Little Lever will “walk with the animals” after landing a part-time job following a period of work experience.

Bolton School transformed into Hogwarts for TV wedding

The Bolton News:

7:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

BOLTON School was transformed into Hogwarts for a Harry Potter-themed wedding reception on a reality TV show.

600 Bolton kids per day get free lunch from town's first food bank for youngsters

The Bolton News:

10:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

HUNDREDS of hard-up families have been claiming free packed lunches every day from the town’s first food bank for youngsters.

Poorer children are making the grade in Bolton

The Bolton News: Cllr Kevin McKeon

8:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

THE numbers of school children from poor backgrounds making the grade has risen — putting Bolton in the top 50 authorities in the country for the achievements of its disadvantaged pupils.

Bolton School nursery staff do Dragon Boat challenge

The Bolton News:

8:55am Wednesday 27th August 2014

THE staff at Bolton School nursery got all fired up for a monster challenge to raise more than £1,300 for charity.

New faith school sparks traffic fears

The Bolton News:

8:00am Tuesday 26th August 2014

THE principal of a new all boys’ school — set to open next month — has said plans are in place to limit any disruption to the local community amid concern from some residents.

Straight A GCSE student congratulation by a national sports champion

The Bolton News:

8:00am Saturday 23rd August 2014

STRAIGHT A student Peter Roberts was congratulated by a former national sports captain — who also happened to be his brother.

GCSE results day

The Bolton News:

7:48am Thursday 21st August 2014

Thousands of students all over Bolton are getting their GCSE results today.

One of Bolton's top schools to take over struggling primary school in Radcliffe

The Bolton News:

4:15pm Thursday 21st August 2014

ONE of Bolton’s outstanding schools is set to take over a struggling primary school in Radcliffe.

Ladybridge teacher aiming to be top 3D printing teacher for second year running

The Bolton News:

8:09am Thursday 21st August 2014

A HIGH school teacher is aiming to become the UK’s number one teacher of 3D printing — for the second year running.

Kids learn circus skills at Schools Out Club

The Bolton News:

4:38pm Thursday 21st August 2014

EVER fancied learning some circus skills?

Rivington and Blackrod High opens its doors to pupils for summer school

The Bolton News:

8:14am Thursday 21st August 2014

YOUNGSTERS got a taste of life in secondary school when Rivington and Blackrod High opened its doors to its new year sevens.

Teaching assistant named one of best school gardeners in country

The Bolton News:

12:18pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

KEEN gardener Lynn Clarkson is blooming after being hailed as one of the top school gardeners in the country.

Bolton parents to save £3.5 million as thousands of kids get free school meals from September

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11:31am Wednesday 20th August 2014

THOUSANDS of youngsters in Bolton will get free school meals from September — with parents set to save £3.5 million.

Kids enjoy back to school fashion show

The Bolton News:

10:54am Wednesday 20th August 2014

YOUNGSTERS strutted their stuff in a “Back to School” fashion show to boost cash for a children’s charity.

Town centre wasteland could become student flats

The Bolton News:

8:25am Tuesday 19th August 2014

A PATCH of town centre wasteland could be transformed into a 140-bed student accommodation block.

School gets £30,000 to develop outdoor sports facilities

The Bolton News:

8:23am Tuesday 19th August 2014

A PRIMARY school which “epitomises the Paralympic spirit” has been given £30,000 to develop outdoor sports facilities.

Turton School combines football and literacy

The Bolton News:

11:59am Tuesday 19th August 2014

YOUNG writers were inspired to reach their writing goals in a special day which teamed sport with literacy.

Hindsford Primary School in Atherton holds careers fair

The Bolton News:

11:56am Tuesday 19th August 2014

NURSING, hairdressing, dentistry and dog grooming were among the occupations on offer at an Atherton school - to give pupils a taste of working life.

Smithills School's World War One tribute

The Bolton News:

11:49am Tuesday 19th August 2014

A BOLTON school is honouring the sacrifices made by soldiers in World War One by putting up a flagpole and planting poppies.

Iraqi teenager wants to repay UK by becoming doctor

The Bolton News:

3:42pm Monday 18th August 2014

TEENAGER Hana Barzinji wants to repay the UK as a doctor — after fleeing her wartorn homeland at the age of four.

Bolton teachers’ aim is to improve African lives in Zambia

The Bolton News:

9:45am Saturday 16th August 2014

NO security, dirty water and surrounded by life- threatening disease.

Mojo Trust helps tackle youth unemployment in Bolton

The Bolton News:

9:38am Saturday 16th August 2014

AN organisation which is trying to tackle youth unemployment by helping young people achieve their career ambitions, has been rebranded to reflect its “energy and vitality” as it looks to the future.

Case study: Teenager wins apprenticeship with Citizens Advice Bureau

The Bolton News:

9:34am Saturday 16th August 2014

MOJO Trust matches young people with apprenticeships in a variety of fields - and apprentices who are on the path to achieving their career ambitions include Louise Ashton, aged 19, from Westhoughton.

St Peter’s and Paul’s RC Primary School kids perform The Peace Child

The Bolton News:

12:30pm Saturday 16th August 2014

THE bright young things at St Peter’s and Paul’s RC Primary School ended their primary school years on a high note.

Teen Brat Camp helps turn lives around

The Bolton News:

11:30am Friday 15th August 2014

AFTER leaving school with no qualifications, unable to read or write, Damon Bachegalup went back into education in a bid to change his life.

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