Day-to-day lessons are a vital part of the life of a school.

But there is so much more to school than that - and there always has been.

This week in Looking Back we are heading back to 1993 to offer this selection of photographs which were taken in schools in and around Bolton that year.

They show some of the many and diverse activities which pupils got up to and which may have shaped their young lives.

From sporting endeavours to welcoming special guests to school, they show a wide range of activities and events.

If you were at school in Bolton 31 years ago (time flies doesn’t it?) you might be one one of the photographs or recognise someone who is.

If you have any photos of unusual events which took place when you were at school, we’d love to share them with Looking Back readers. You can email them along with details to or leave a comment.