Monday, 22 September 2014

Educating For The Future.

Bolton School (Boys Division) Junior School 1965.
Education is an important part of any child's development, and parents who take sufficient interest in their children's education will often be rewarded by the satisfaction of bringing up well balanced adults that are able to cope with whatever the world has to offer them and to use every opportunity to their best advantage.

The Brookes side of the family often favoured Manchester Grammar School as the place for their children's education, although Gorden Byron Brookes attended William Hulme's Grammar School, and this year being the centenary of the start of World War 1, he features on their website on the page dedicated to Old Hulmeians who were killed in action in that conflict.

Our side of the family favoured Bolton School, an independent day school located on Chorley New Road, Bolton. That too celebrates anniversaries during 2015 / 2016. 2015 is the anniversary of the founding of the present school as a result of the generous donation by Lord Leverhulme. Then there is the 500 year celebration to mark the founding of the school itself. This is the page on the school website that will provide information on these events - 100 / 500 Celebrations.

My two brothers both attended Bolton School, as did two of my uncles, two of my cousins, and my own daughter. My own attendance was between 1961 and 1970, although I left at the age of 16. Personally I didn't enjoy school and couldn't wait to get out and start work! Above is the section of the above image that depicts me at the age of 11yrs. I am stood 4th pupil to the left of the teachers group as you view the photograph, with the "mop top" hair cut. Well it was 1965 in the midst of "Beatle mania"!