Two Bolton School pupils gain places on prestigious internship

This Is Lancashire: Two Bolton School pupils gain places on prestigious internship Two Bolton School pupils gain places on prestigious internship

TWO pals, who have studied alongside each other at school for the last six years, will now be working together outside of the classroom.

Annabel Ault and Nadia Barabash have won paid internships with the Deloitte Gap Year Scholar Scheme.

Just 30 teenagers in the UK were selected for the scheme.

The Bolton School girls will be based at the Manchester office where they have secured two of just three positions available.

Nadia, aged 17, of Heaton Mount, Heaton, said: “The Deloitte Scholar Scheme is an amazing opportunity for me to gain paid experience in a professional services firm before I go to university. I was extremely happy to be offered one of three places at the Manchester branch.”

They will take part in paid work placements each summer throughout their time at university.

The application included online tests, a group assessment in London and an interview process with two of Deloitte’s partners.

Annabel, aged 18, from Lostock, added: “I wasn’t too worried about the interviews, but when you’re sat across from very important people, it’s a bit nerve-wracking.”

As part of the scheme they will receive £1,500 travel bursary which Annabel will use to travel to Australia and New Zealand.

She added: “It’s always been a big dream to go, on my own, to the other side of the world.”

The girls will work alongside high profile clients described as some of the top talents in the financial world.

Nadia said: “I will be expected to quickly learn all the necessary skills required for auditing while completing real-life work for the company.

“I am really looking forward to entering the corporate world.”

But before being thrown in the corporate world, the two are going to travel together in the summer and after the placement will be going to Durham University.

Annabel added: “We might be fed up of one another by that point!”

Sue Hincks, head teacher at Bolton School Girls’ Division, said: “All the staff are delighted that the girls have been chosen to be among the 30 students across the country taking part in this prestigious scheme.

“It is a tribute to the girls’ academic and interpersonal skills that they made it through the various selection procedures, which I know are designed to be testing.”

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6:55am Tue 25 Mar 14

Don Kiddick says...

Excellant news for the girls and Bolton School. For once it is great to see a school in Bolton making headlines for the right reasons instead of the bed-hopping antics of teachers in less salubrious christian establishments.
Excellant news for the girls and Bolton School. For once it is great to see a school in Bolton making headlines for the right reasons instead of the bed-hopping antics of teachers in less salubrious christian establishments. Don Kiddick
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7:54am Tue 25 Mar 14

frank bough says...

A load of paper shufflers are not very important
A load of paper shufflers are not very important frank bough
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8:13am Tue 25 Mar 14

Wolfie190 says...

'Internship' are we turning American ?
'Internship' are we turning American ? Wolfie190
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8:22am Tue 25 Mar 14

Don Kiddick says...

Don Kiddick wrote:
Excellant news for the girls and Bolton School. For once it is great to see a school in Bolton making headlines for the right reasons instead of the bed-hopping antics of teachers in less salubrious christian establishments.
I guess the negative voters must be christians supporting the actions of Andrew Ward, Andrew Welsh and Stephen Bell.
[quote][p][bold]Don Kiddick[/bold] wrote: Excellant news for the girls and Bolton School. For once it is great to see a school in Bolton making headlines for the right reasons instead of the bed-hopping antics of teachers in less salubrious christian establishments.[/p][/quote]I guess the negative voters must be christians supporting the actions of Andrew Ward, Andrew Welsh and Stephen Bell. Don Kiddick
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9:39am Tue 25 Mar 14

stereo_world says...

Well done, girls. I have no smarmy comment or negative musing to put here, except I'm happy for them.

Congratulations.
Well done, girls. I have no smarmy comment or negative musing to put here, except I'm happy for them. Congratulations. stereo_world
  • Score: 27

9:40am Tue 25 Mar 14

Audiman99 says...

Do they not teach them grammar at Bolton School these days? 'Sat across'?
Do they not teach them grammar at Bolton School these days? 'Sat across'? Audiman99
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10:40am Tue 25 Mar 14

Don Kiddick says...

Audiman99 wrote:
Do they not teach them grammar at Bolton School these days? 'Sat across'?
Oh the irony . . .
[quote][p][bold]Audiman99[/bold] wrote: Do they not teach them grammar at Bolton School these days? 'Sat across'?[/p][/quote]Oh the irony . . . Don Kiddick
  • Score: -39

3:25pm Tue 25 Mar 14

brian jones says...

Don Kiddick wrote:
Audiman99 wrote:
Do they not teach them grammar at Bolton School these days? 'Sat across'?
Oh the irony . . .
Ironic? In what way?
[quote][p][bold]Don Kiddick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Audiman99[/bold] wrote: Do they not teach them grammar at Bolton School these days? 'Sat across'?[/p][/quote]Oh the irony . . .[/p][/quote]Ironic? In what way? brian jones
  • Score: 0

3:26pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Jim271 says...

Money goes to money, or rather poor peoples money goes to rich people.
Money goes to money, or rather poor peoples money goes to rich people. Jim271
  • Score: -5

4:45pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Don Kiddick says...

Jim271 wrote:
Money goes to money, or rather poor peoples money goes to rich people.
. . . and chips go to shoulders . . .

Bolton School is 100% free if your children are suitable for entry and you cannot afford the fees; money is irrelevant in this instance.
[quote][p][bold]Jim271[/bold] wrote: Money goes to money, or rather poor peoples money goes to rich people.[/p][/quote]. . . and chips go to shoulders . . . Bolton School is 100% free if your children are suitable for entry and you cannot afford the fees; money is irrelevant in this instance. Don Kiddick
  • Score: -18

4:55pm Tue 25 Mar 14

brian jones says...

Don Kiddick wrote:
Jim271 wrote:
Money goes to money, or rather poor peoples money goes to rich people.
. . . and chips go to shoulders . . .

Bolton School is 100% free if your children are suitable for entry and you cannot afford the fees; money is irrelevant in this instance.
That's not entirely true. If your child is suitable and your income is low enough, they may be awarded a place. If you can't afford one, but earn too much, then they don't get one.

Very pleased for these two young ladies, though; they must have worked exceptionally hard.
[quote][p][bold]Don Kiddick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jim271[/bold] wrote: Money goes to money, or rather poor peoples money goes to rich people.[/p][/quote]. . . and chips go to shoulders . . . Bolton School is 100% free if your children are suitable for entry and you cannot afford the fees; money is irrelevant in this instance.[/p][/quote]That's not entirely true. If your child is suitable and your income is low enough, they may be awarded a place. If you can't afford one, but earn too much, then they don't get one. Very pleased for these two young ladies, though; they must have worked exceptionally hard. brian jones
  • Score: 9

5:03pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Don Kiddick says...

brian jones wrote:
Don Kiddick wrote:
Jim271 wrote: Money goes to money, or rather poor peoples money goes to rich people.
. . . and chips go to shoulders . . . Bolton School is 100% free if your children are suitable for entry and you cannot afford the fees; money is irrelevant in this instance.
That's not entirely true. If your child is suitable and your income is low enough, they may be awarded a place. If you can't afford one, but earn too much, then they don't get one. Very pleased for these two young ladies, though; they must have worked exceptionally hard.
"If you cannot afford one, but earn too much . . . " Well, your kids education isn't your priority then - for whatever reason.
[quote][p][bold]brian jones[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Don Kiddick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jim271[/bold] wrote: Money goes to money, or rather poor peoples money goes to rich people.[/p][/quote]. . . and chips go to shoulders . . . Bolton School is 100% free if your children are suitable for entry and you cannot afford the fees; money is irrelevant in this instance.[/p][/quote]That's not entirely true. If your child is suitable and your income is low enough, they may be awarded a place. If you can't afford one, but earn too much, then they don't get one. Very pleased for these two young ladies, though; they must have worked exceptionally hard.[/p][/quote]"If you cannot afford one, but earn too much . . . " Well, your kids education isn't your priority then - for whatever reason. Don Kiddick
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7:22pm Tue 25 Mar 14

MarkAllRead says...

Audiman99 wrote:
Do they not teach them grammar at Bolton School these days? 'Sat across'?
What's wrong with that?
[quote][p][bold]Audiman99[/bold] wrote: Do they not teach them grammar at Bolton School these days? 'Sat across'?[/p][/quote]What's wrong with that? MarkAllRead
  • Score: -26

9:16pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Audiman99 says...

MarkAllRead wrote:
Audiman99 wrote:
Do they not teach them grammar at Bolton School these days? 'Sat across'?
What's wrong with that?
It's very sad that you don't know.
[quote][p][bold]MarkAllRead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Audiman99[/bold] wrote: Do they not teach them grammar at Bolton School these days? 'Sat across'?[/p][/quote]What's wrong with that?[/p][/quote]It's very sad that you don't know. Audiman99
  • Score: 4

9:47am Wed 26 Mar 14

MarkAllRead says...

Audiman99 wrote:
MarkAllRead wrote:
Audiman99 wrote: Do they not teach them grammar at Bolton School these days? 'Sat across'?
What's wrong with that?
It's very sad that you don't know.
Well if no-one ever tells me, I'll never know! So I ask again, what is wrong with it?
[quote][p][bold]Audiman99[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MarkAllRead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Audiman99[/bold] wrote: Do they not teach them grammar at Bolton School these days? 'Sat across'?[/p][/quote]What's wrong with that?[/p][/quote]It's very sad that you don't know.[/p][/quote]Well if no-one ever tells me, I'll never know! So I ask again, what is wrong with it? MarkAllRead
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12:44pm Wed 26 Mar 14

Audiman99 says...

MarkAllRead wrote:
Audiman99 wrote:
MarkAllRead wrote:
Audiman99 wrote: Do they not teach them grammar at Bolton School these days? 'Sat across'?
What's wrong with that?
It's very sad that you don't know.
Well if no-one ever tells me, I'll never know! So I ask again, what is wrong with it?
OK, it should be 'sitting': I am sitting; I was sitting; I sat. Never 'I was sat'. In this instance, it should have been 'When you're sitting across from...' You wouldn't say, 'I was walked to the pub', would you? But it's the same error.

This grammatical mistake seems to have become a national disease. People often also say 'I'm stood' when they mean 'I'm standing'. The key thing to remember is, when you use sat/sitting with the verb 'to be', it should be sitting, not sat.
[quote][p][bold]MarkAllRead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Audiman99[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MarkAllRead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Audiman99[/bold] wrote: Do they not teach them grammar at Bolton School these days? 'Sat across'?[/p][/quote]What's wrong with that?[/p][/quote]It's very sad that you don't know.[/p][/quote]Well if no-one ever tells me, I'll never know! So I ask again, what is wrong with it?[/p][/quote]OK, it should be 'sitting': I am sitting; I was sitting; I sat. Never 'I was sat'. In this instance, it should have been 'When you're sitting across from...' You wouldn't say, 'I was walked to the pub', would you? But it's the same error. This grammatical mistake seems to have become a national disease. People often also say 'I'm stood' when they mean 'I'm standing'. The key thing to remember is, when you use sat/sitting with the verb 'to be', it should be sitting, not sat. Audiman99
  • Score: 8

7:21pm Thu 27 Mar 14

aardwolf says...

Audiman99 wrote:
MarkAllRead wrote:
Audiman99 wrote:
MarkAllRead wrote:
Audiman99 wrote: Do they not teach them grammar at Bolton School these days? 'Sat across'?
What's wrong with that?
It's very sad that you don't know.
Well if no-one ever tells me, I'll never know! So I ask again, what is wrong with it?
OK, it should be 'sitting': I am sitting; I was sitting; I sat. Never 'I was sat'. In this instance, it should have been 'When you're sitting across from...' You wouldn't say, 'I was walked to the pub', would you? But it's the same error.

This grammatical mistake seems to have become a national disease. People often also say 'I'm stood' when they mean 'I'm standing'. The key thing to remember is, when you use sat/sitting with the verb 'to be', it should be sitting, not sat.
"I was sat" is the passive indicative past tense of the verb 'to sit' and perfectly acceptable English.
The expression above "you are sat" the passive indicative present tense and is perfectly acceptable in the context.
You did manage to get the "I'm stood" bit correct although that has nothing to do with the text of the article. If you need any help with anything else do not hesitate etc etc...
[quote][p][bold]Audiman99[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MarkAllRead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Audiman99[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MarkAllRead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Audiman99[/bold] wrote: Do they not teach them grammar at Bolton School these days? 'Sat across'?[/p][/quote]What's wrong with that?[/p][/quote]It's very sad that you don't know.[/p][/quote]Well if no-one ever tells me, I'll never know! So I ask again, what is wrong with it?[/p][/quote]OK, it should be 'sitting': I am sitting; I was sitting; I sat. Never 'I was sat'. In this instance, it should have been 'When you're sitting across from...' You wouldn't say, 'I was walked to the pub', would you? But it's the same error. This grammatical mistake seems to have become a national disease. People often also say 'I'm stood' when they mean 'I'm standing'. The key thing to remember is, when you use sat/sitting with the verb 'to be', it should be sitting, not sat.[/p][/quote]"I was sat" is the passive indicative past tense of the verb 'to sit' and perfectly acceptable English. The expression above "you are sat" the passive indicative present tense and is perfectly acceptable in the context. You did manage to get the "I'm stood" bit correct although that has nothing to do with the text of the article. If you need any help with anything else do not hesitate etc etc... aardwolf
  • Score: -1

9:56pm Thu 27 Mar 14

Don Kiddick says...

I hold my hands up, I didn't know that. It was the "Don't they teach them grammar . . ." bit I was having a go at. It sounded off to me, but if it is indeed correct it's me who's the numpty.
I hold my hands up, I didn't know that. It was the "Don't they teach them grammar . . ." bit I was having a go at. It sounded off to me, but if it is indeed correct it's me who's the numpty. Don Kiddick
  • Score: -27

12:32pm Fri 28 Mar 14

helencalderbank says...

I work very hard to send my child to Bolton School. Unfortunately the world has changed a great deal since I was 16. I know where my priorities are though. It isn't in having a 50" plasma TV with Sky plus HD, smoking 50 cigarettes a day and going out every weekend getting drunk. It is working hard for my child's future. Bolton School is no longer a place for just the rich, it's a place you can send your child if you are determined enough as a family to want the best for their future in this 'dog eat dog' world. I am over the moon for the girls as I know how hard they have had to work in order to achieve success.
I work very hard to send my child to Bolton School. Unfortunately the world has changed a great deal since I was 16. I know where my priorities are though. It isn't in having a 50" plasma TV with Sky plus HD, smoking 50 cigarettes a day and going out every weekend getting drunk. It is working hard for my child's future. Bolton School is no longer a place for just the rich, it's a place you can send your child if you are determined enough as a family to want the best for their future in this 'dog eat dog' world. I am over the moon for the girls as I know how hard they have had to work in order to achieve success. helencalderbank
  • Score: -30

5:07pm Fri 28 Mar 14

adatherton says...

helencalderbank wrote:
I work very hard to send my child to Bolton School. Unfortunately the world has changed a great deal since I was 16. I know where my priorities are though. It isn't in having a 50" plasma TV with Sky plus HD, smoking 50 cigarettes a day and going out every weekend getting drunk. It is working hard for my child's future. Bolton School is no longer a place for just the rich, it's a place you can send your child if you are determined enough as a family to want the best for their future in this 'dog eat dog' world. I am over the moon for the girls as I know how hard they have had to work in order to achieve success.
Good for you, you are dead right.
[quote][p][bold]helencalderbank[/bold] wrote: I work very hard to send my child to Bolton School. Unfortunately the world has changed a great deal since I was 16. I know where my priorities are though. It isn't in having a 50" plasma TV with Sky plus HD, smoking 50 cigarettes a day and going out every weekend getting drunk. It is working hard for my child's future. Bolton School is no longer a place for just the rich, it's a place you can send your child if you are determined enough as a family to want the best for their future in this 'dog eat dog' world. I am over the moon for the girls as I know how hard they have had to work in order to achieve success.[/p][/quote]Good for you, you are dead right. adatherton
  • Score: -26

4:03pm Sat 29 Mar 14

charlotteholden28 says...

frank bough wrote:
A load of paper shufflers are not very important
You have no idea what you're talking about. These two girls are the loveliest, most deserving people I can think of. If all you can do is criticise other peoples' achievements then you clearly lead a very boring life.
[quote][p][bold]frank bough[/bold] wrote: A load of paper shufflers are not very important[/p][/quote]You have no idea what you're talking about. These two girls are the loveliest, most deserving people I can think of. If all you can do is criticise other peoples' achievements then you clearly lead a very boring life. charlotteholden28
  • Score: 3

5:27pm Sat 29 Mar 14

EllenCot says...

The Deloitte scheme is open to all pupils, so the fact the girls go to an independent school is irrelevant. What is relevant is that people feel the need to post mean-spirited comments about two eighteen year olds who are a credit to their parents, their school and to the Bolton community. Both are hard-working girls who also undertake a wide variety of voluntary work, for The Bolton Lads & Girls Club, for example. I wish Nadia and Annabel congratulations and good luck for the future.
The Deloitte scheme is open to all pupils, so the fact the girls go to an independent school is irrelevant. What is relevant is that people feel the need to post mean-spirited comments about two eighteen year olds who are a credit to their parents, their school and to the Bolton community. Both are hard-working girls who also undertake a wide variety of voluntary work, for The Bolton Lads & Girls Club, for example. I wish Nadia and Annabel congratulations and good luck for the future. EllenCot
  • Score: -7

6:46pm Sat 29 Mar 14

George X says...

Of all the kids who I SAT WITH in primary school none of them had a chance to go to Bolton School and there were some very bright individuals amongst them, just sayin...
Of all the kids who I SAT WITH in primary school none of them had a chance to go to Bolton School and there were some very bright individuals amongst them, just sayin... George X
  • Score: -2

9:25pm Sat 29 Mar 14

albertmodley says...

George X wrote:
Of all the kids who I SAT WITH in primary school none of them had a chance to go to Bolton School and there were some very bright individuals amongst them, just sayin...
Why didn't they have a chance?Were their teachers too prejudiced against Bolton School, were their parents too prejudiced or lacking in ambition and unwilling to make sacrifices for their childrens' education?Or were the children themselves not quite bright enough?Applications for entry always exceed the number of places by a factor of at least 5 to 1, which seems to tell me that a lot of parents don't have too much faith in the Shirley Williams failed comprehensive education system.
[quote][p][bold]George X[/bold] wrote: Of all the kids who I SAT WITH in primary school none of them had a chance to go to Bolton School and there were some very bright individuals amongst them, just sayin...[/p][/quote]Why didn't they have a chance?Were their teachers too prejudiced against Bolton School, were their parents too prejudiced or lacking in ambition and unwilling to make sacrifices for their childrens' education?Or were the children themselves not quite bright enough?Applications for entry always exceed the number of places by a factor of at least 5 to 1, which seems to tell me that a lot of parents don't have too much faith in the Shirley Williams failed comprehensive education system. albertmodley
  • Score: 4

10:22pm Sat 29 Mar 14

George X says...

albertmodley wrote:
George X wrote:
Of all the kids who I SAT WITH in primary school none of them had a chance to go to Bolton School and there were some very bright individuals amongst them, just sayin...
Why didn't they have a chance?Were their teachers too prejudiced against Bolton School, were their parents too prejudiced or lacking in ambition and unwilling to make sacrifices for their childrens' education?Or were the children themselves not quite bright enough?Applications for entry always exceed the number of places by a factor of at least 5 to 1, which seems to tell me that a lot of parents don't have too much faith in the Shirley Williams failed comprehensive education system.
I don't know about any teachers prejudices or how many sacrifices their parents were willing to make but it reminds of the Micky Flanagan joke about the Kid at his school being ridiculed for having ambitions of being a van driver and being reminded that people from that school were only good enough to carry the things to the van !
Regardless of how bright you were i think none of the teachers would have dreamed to put anybody forward for Bolton School, mind you it is going back a few years now and maybe things have changed .
[quote][p][bold]albertmodley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]George X[/bold] wrote: Of all the kids who I SAT WITH in primary school none of them had a chance to go to Bolton School and there were some very bright individuals amongst them, just sayin...[/p][/quote]Why didn't they have a chance?Were their teachers too prejudiced against Bolton School, were their parents too prejudiced or lacking in ambition and unwilling to make sacrifices for their childrens' education?Or were the children themselves not quite bright enough?Applications for entry always exceed the number of places by a factor of at least 5 to 1, which seems to tell me that a lot of parents don't have too much faith in the Shirley Williams failed comprehensive education system.[/p][/quote]I don't know about any teachers prejudices or how many sacrifices their parents were willing to make but it reminds of the Micky Flanagan joke about the Kid at his school being ridiculed for having ambitions of being a van driver and being reminded that people from that school were only good enough to carry the things to the van ! Regardless of how bright you were i think none of the teachers would have dreamed to put anybody forward for Bolton School, mind you it is going back a few years now and maybe things have changed . George X
  • Score: 0

10:50pm Sat 29 Mar 14

albertmodley says...

George X wrote:
albertmodley wrote:
George X wrote:
Of all the kids who I SAT WITH in primary school none of them had a chance to go to Bolton School and there were some very bright individuals amongst them, just sayin...
Why didn't they have a chance?Were their teachers too prejudiced against Bolton School, were their parents too prejudiced or lacking in ambition and unwilling to make sacrifices for their childrens' education?Or were the children themselves not quite bright enough?Applications for entry always exceed the number of places by a factor of at least 5 to 1, which seems to tell me that a lot of parents don't have too much faith in the Shirley Williams failed comprehensive education system.
I don't know about any teachers prejudices or how many sacrifices their parents were willing to make but it reminds of the Micky Flanagan joke about the Kid at his school being ridiculed for having ambitions of being a van driver and being reminded that people from that school were only good enough to carry the things to the van !
Regardless of how bright you were i think none of the teachers would have dreamed to put anybody forward for Bolton School, mind you it is going back a few years now and maybe things have changed .
Correct.I understand that there has been a local initiative wherby bolton school's teachers give their time on a saturday to introduce children from local schools and from undepriviledged backgrounds to some "fun teaching"of science subjects.The result was some of those children were identified as being of sufficient potential to sit the entrance exam AND their teachers were converted to the concept that children from their school were good enough to qualify.Could their parents afford it?No. Was that a problem?No.1 in 5 of the pupils going to that school now receive some form of help with fees.Well done Lord Leverhulme for his foresight in giving local children an opportunity of a good education, and well done the school for maintaining that ethos.Shame on those of a cetain political affiliation for their prejudiced views based on lack of knowledge, jealousy and envy who condemn excellence and achievement at every turn.Good luck to those young people who strive to improve their lot and that of their community in which they eventually reside.
[quote][p][bold]George X[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]albertmodley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]George X[/bold] wrote: Of all the kids who I SAT WITH in primary school none of them had a chance to go to Bolton School and there were some very bright individuals amongst them, just sayin...[/p][/quote]Why didn't they have a chance?Were their teachers too prejudiced against Bolton School, were their parents too prejudiced or lacking in ambition and unwilling to make sacrifices for their childrens' education?Or were the children themselves not quite bright enough?Applications for entry always exceed the number of places by a factor of at least 5 to 1, which seems to tell me that a lot of parents don't have too much faith in the Shirley Williams failed comprehensive education system.[/p][/quote]I don't know about any teachers prejudices or how many sacrifices their parents were willing to make but it reminds of the Micky Flanagan joke about the Kid at his school being ridiculed for having ambitions of being a van driver and being reminded that people from that school were only good enough to carry the things to the van ! Regardless of how bright you were i think none of the teachers would have dreamed to put anybody forward for Bolton School, mind you it is going back a few years now and maybe things have changed .[/p][/quote]Correct.I understand that there has been a local initiative wherby bolton school's teachers give their time on a saturday to introduce children from local schools and from undepriviledged backgrounds to some "fun teaching"of science subjects.The result was some of those children were identified as being of sufficient potential to sit the entrance exam AND their teachers were converted to the concept that children from their school were good enough to qualify.Could their parents afford it?No. Was that a problem?No.1 in 5 of the pupils going to that school now receive some form of help with fees.Well done Lord Leverhulme for his foresight in giving local children an opportunity of a good education, and well done the school for maintaining that ethos.Shame on those of a cetain political affiliation for their prejudiced views based on lack of knowledge, jealousy and envy who condemn excellence and achievement at every turn.Good luck to those young people who strive to improve their lot and that of their community in which they eventually reside. albertmodley
  • Score: 5

11:25am Sun 30 Mar 14

Faff101 says...

Jim271 wrote:
Money goes to money, or rather poor peoples money goes to rich people.
This is just the sad politics of envy.
We come from poor working class parents. We have worked hard and chosen to pay to send our child to Bolton School. What do you mean "poor people's money goes to rich people.' We still pay taxes to pay for state education. We also pay school fees. We are paying twice - we have made the choice at the expense of other things.
'Poor people' do not subsidise 'rich people' at Bolton School. Indeed, there are plenty of people there who pay no fees at all.
[quote][p][bold]Jim271[/bold] wrote: Money goes to money, or rather poor peoples money goes to rich people.[/p][/quote]This is just the sad politics of envy. We come from poor working class parents. We have worked hard and chosen to pay to send our child to Bolton School. What do you mean "poor people's money goes to rich people.' We still pay taxes to pay for state education. We also pay school fees. We are paying twice - we have made the choice at the expense of other things. 'Poor people' do not subsidise 'rich people' at Bolton School. Indeed, there are plenty of people there who pay no fees at all. Faff101
  • Score: 6

12:05pm Sun 30 Mar 14

albertmodley says...

Faff101 wrote:
Jim271 wrote:
Money goes to money, or rather poor peoples money goes to rich people.
This is just the sad politics of envy.
We come from poor working class parents. We have worked hard and chosen to pay to send our child to Bolton School. What do you mean "poor people's money goes to rich people.' We still pay taxes to pay for state education. We also pay school fees. We are paying twice - we have made the choice at the expense of other things.
'Poor people' do not subsidise 'rich people' at Bolton School. Indeed, there are plenty of people there who pay no fees at all.
Absolutely.You are a fine example of the point I made in an earlier post.Apart from life itself you have given the best gift of all to your child, a good education, even with all the sacrifices you are having to make.
I trust your child is enjoying school life and will go on to even better things at university etc.You must be a very proud parent judging the tone of your letter.Well done you I say.
[quote][p][bold]Faff101[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jim271[/bold] wrote: Money goes to money, or rather poor peoples money goes to rich people.[/p][/quote]This is just the sad politics of envy. We come from poor working class parents. We have worked hard and chosen to pay to send our child to Bolton School. What do you mean "poor people's money goes to rich people.' We still pay taxes to pay for state education. We also pay school fees. We are paying twice - we have made the choice at the expense of other things. 'Poor people' do not subsidise 'rich people' at Bolton School. Indeed, there are plenty of people there who pay no fees at all.[/p][/quote]Absolutely.You are a fine example of the point I made in an earlier post.Apart from life itself you have given the best gift of all to your child, a good education, even with all the sacrifices you are having to make. I trust your child is enjoying school life and will go on to even better things at university etc.You must be a very proud parent judging the tone of your letter.Well done you I say. albertmodley
  • Score: 6

12:16pm Sun 30 Mar 14

MarkAllRead says...

Both my kids are at Bolton School and financially it's been a struggle at times, but we always sacrifice other things. We would never pull them out of school because it's so good for them. We're not the only parents there in this position. Sure, there's rich and famous parents there, turning up in fancy cars, but there's also a good number of very average cars turning up too. If they weren't at Bolton School, my wife could give up work altogether and we'd probably still be better off. However it's not about us, it's about our kids and we're happy to do it.
Both my kids are at Bolton School and financially it's been a struggle at times, but we always sacrifice other things. We would never pull them out of school because it's so good for them. We're not the only parents there in this position. Sure, there's rich and famous parents there, turning up in fancy cars, but there's also a good number of very average cars turning up too. If they weren't at Bolton School, my wife could give up work altogether and we'd probably still be better off. However it's not about us, it's about our kids and we're happy to do it. MarkAllRead
  • Score: 8

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