SCIENCE IS AMAZING: POST NO. 1 The Screaming Jellybaby


When you need energy your body supplies it by reacting to glucose with oxygen from the air. We call this respiration. The experiment replicates this reaction but makes it happen much, much faster. Please click on the link below which will take you to our Facebook page where you can watch the video of Mr Woodward demonstrating how this happens…….

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Bolton Octagon

octTwo of our talented Year 10s Matthew Howells and Abigail Earnshaw have been working with the Bolton Octagon in their academy from January, writing, directing and performing a new piece of theatre called ‘On Song Bird’s Wings’.

The show is touring around 14 different locations in the North West including Bolton Octagon and Saint Catherine’s Academy.  The play is aimed at young people trying to explain to them the importance of family and sticking together through thick and thin.

The story centres on a character named Robin who lives with sister. Her sister meets and becomes romantically involved with Marcus a young man who brings with him trouble. The story follows how Marcus spoils Robin and her sisters lives together and Robin through the use of music and always believing in her sister overcomes this.

Matthew and Abigail who are both studying GCSE Drama have aided in writing the script and have both taken roles within the production. Mr Tuff Little Lever School’s drama teacher said. ‘Having read the script and knowing how talented Abigail and Matthew I’m sure that this is going to be a great success and will just fill Abigail and Matthew with more confidence and help them go further in their aspirations to become performers. I wish them all the best with it.’


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Little Lever Musicians Wow in PiXL Auditions’

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Manchester School Games

Yesterday the Key Stage 3 Girls’ Football Team represented Bolton in the Manchester School Games in a 9 a-side tournament. As always, the girls represented the school with pride and behaved impeccably throughout the tournament.

When we arrived at the venue, after an amazing opening ceremony at Sport City, we discovered the teams were split into 2 groups with only the top 2 teams going through to the semi finals. Our first match was against Manchester who we knew had an amazing ream. The girls fought hard and played some amazing football and we left the first match with a 1-0 victory after Megan Chambers scored with a header from a corner ball. Our second match was against Stockport and with only 15 minutes per game we knew it would be tough to get a goal in every match. Stockport’s defense stayed tight and we came away with a 0-0 draw. Match 3 of the group stages was against Rochdale. Once again the girls displayed an unbelievable amount of talent and managed to score another goal from a set piece with some outstanding long range throw ins from Ebony Langley, leaving the girls with a 2-0 victory! Once in match 4 against Tameside the girls were beginning to become tired and extremely hot as the temperatures continued to rise. The girls managed to keep the ball in their attacking half for the majority of the game but unfortunately one of their players managed to slip past our defense to give them a 1-0 victory.

At the end of the group stages the girls were nervous to find out if we had qualified but as it turned out, the nerves were not necessary as we tied on top points and had a better goal difference! We had made it to the semi finals.

We discovered we were playing Trafford in the semi finals who had been an outstanding team throughout the day. The girls were feeling quite nervous and a couple of team changes has to be made due to an injury. The girls put up a fantastic fight with a scorching top corner goal from Mollie Barton which put us on 1-1. The girls continued to play some of the best football I had seen from them and made another attack at the last second, however, the whistle was blown just as our second goal was going in and the goal did not count. The match then went to penalties. After choosing 5 players our girls very bravely stepped up with confidence and managed to secure a draw on penalties after 5. Unfortunately the girls we heartbroken when we missed our 6th penalty and Trafford scored!

We then had a match to play for 3rd and 4th place! The girls managed to put their disappointment aside to play Wigan and after 20 minutes of battling we ended with another penalty shoot out! The girls very bravely stepped up to take their penalties and hearts were racing. We saw some spectacular saves from Daisy Harrison-Taylor and the girls could hardly believe their eyes to see her amazing reaction time at this crucial time. Captain Darcie Tennant stepped up to take the final penalty and scored a goal in the bottom left hand corner! The girls had secured 3rd place at the Manchester School Games and were awarded the bronze medals!

All the girls played amazing all day with some great defensive play from Fola Fasehun, Ebony Langley, Alana Pennington and Hannah Tipping. Captain Darcie Tennant helped to control mid-field alongside Laila Phillips, Mollie Barton and Anastacia Bennett. Megan Chambers and Keira Howard played fantastically upfront and our keeper Daisy Harrison-Taylor really helped to keep us in the games with some fantastic saves across the day.

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Success at the Best of Bolton Art Exhibition

The school is delighted to report that Little Lever student Abigail Entwistle has won the Best of Bolton Photography Prize for her ‘Reflections’ collection of photographs

Judges from the university and the Bolton Arts Society made the decision. There was an excellent standard of photography displayed by many schools, so it is a fantastic achievement for Abigail’s work to be recognised.

The school is incredibly proud of ALL our Year 11 students whose work is on show. We recommend a visit over the next two days. If you can’t make it, please enjoy some of the work displayed via these photos…

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Year 11 art work at the ‘Best of Bolton’ exhibition

Every year Little Lever School’s art department submit a sample of Year 11 art work to the ‘Best of Bolton’ exhibition held at the University of Bolton. Schools from all around the borough display their art work made over the last 12 months. The exhibition is on from the 28th June through to the 30th June. Little Lever have selected the following students work to be exhibited this year:

Abigail Entwistle

Harrison Haslam

Katie Wilson

Alix Savidge

Mariyah Ahmed

Firzannah Iqbal

Scott Dykins

Safian Imtiaz

Mollie Entwistle

Charlie Tong

Georgia Barnes

Lewis Hayes

Maisey McAfee

Oliver Oates

Kane Lee

Anna Walker

Katey Riley

Charlotte Robinson

Sophie Wong

Maisie McGill

Poppy Sidebottom

Emma Matthews

Caitlin Holden

Olivia Ramsell

Mia Barlow

Lydia Matthews

Jessica Ison

Abby Naylor

Parents, carers and friends are welcome to attend the exhibition. On the opening night work will be judged and prizes wil be awarded to work across a range of areas in art and design.

Please see the attached poster or contact school for more details.

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Little Lever’s Year 11 Prom

Wednesday 21st June saw Little Lever’s Year 11 Prom finally arrive, which took place at Rivington Barn. With the continuing theme of ‘We love Year 11’ reflected in the decorations and colour which bedecked the room, students and staff were treated to a lovely meal, rocking disco (with a guest DJ set from our own Mr Beaumont) and the presentations of awards for those special moments through out the time our Year 11 students have spent at Little Lever. Our Prom King and Queen this year was awarded to Kyle Whittaker and Caitlin Holden. A great time was had by all.

Please enjoy the photographs from the evening below;

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Year 11 Leavers Video

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Success tastes really good for GCSE Catering students!

Following on from the previous article about the practical work which the school’s Year 11 Product Design students have created, the Technology department’s Year 11 Catering students have also been creating spectacular menus and meals in their GCSE coursework.

Mrs Bennett, who teaches the course, photographed their excellent final presentations of the dishes which had been designed, cooked and presented by the students. Mrs Bennett is keen to point out that each dish tasted as good as it looked in her role of chief marker and food taster.

Please enjoy some of our students’ work below:

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Amazing GCSE Product Design practical outcomes

The school is very proud to share some the amazing Year 11 Product Design practical work which our Year 11 students have been working on this year. Each student has planned, designed, manufactured and assembled their final piece as a part of their coursework element of their qualification. Students have produced a range of products, from tables and chairs to light fittings and mirrors.

As I’m sure you’ll agree, the complexity of skills and design features in each piece is of a really high standard. Mrs Ward, Head of Technology, writes; “I am extremely proud of the work these students have produced. Their work has progressed amazingly well and some of the final outcomes have gone beyond what the students initially designed and planned for.”

Please enjoy some of the work below:

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