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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GCSE Photography Project

Abigail has an amazing ability in the subject and the work she has produced for her GCSE photography projects and exam is some of the best work the school has seen since the course started over 10 years ago.

Mr Cordwell, Abigail’s photography teacher writes, “Abigail has an exceptional ability to capture pure photographic imagery and also the creativity and skills to produce stunning, digitally manipulated art photography. This, allied with her fabulous work ethic, self-motivation and determination to succeed, has produced some exceptional work. It is the best photographic imagery I have seen a student produce here at Little Lever School. My favourite image is her sunglasses photo from her Reflections project. Such a simple image, yet it works on so many levels, both visually and conceptually. I believe Abigail has the potential to carve out an extraordinary career in the subject based the standard of work she has produced at such a young age.”

Abigail is on course to achieve top grades in photography and has already made plans to carry on studying it at A Level.

Please enjoy Abigail’s work below.

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English Schools Track and Field Cup

A number of Little Lever students attended the ESAA English Schools Track and Field Cup event on Tuesday 16th May. Our students competed against other schools in Greater Manchester.  The school saw some fantastic performances, winning a number of events and breaking a number of school records.

Cain Cartwright broke the school record in the 800m with 2m 26secs.

Louie Johnson broke the school record in the 1500m with 4m 36secs, making Louie the 3rd fastest in the country.

Same Tonge broke the school record in the 800m with 2m 16secs.

Kegan Barlow broke the school record in the high jump with 1m 75cm.

Alex Birmingham won his 100m race with a time of 12.04secs.

Folarera Fasehun won the javelin with 17.53m and the 200m with 29.7secs.

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The pupils behaved exceptionally well and performed outstandingly.  Well done to all, particularly the junior boys team who came third out of the Bolton schools who took part, beating Bolton Boys School, Rivington and Blackrod and Thornleigh.  As a result of their exceptional performance, they have qualified for the North West FINALS taking place on the 12th June 2017.


Good luck Little Lever School!

This entry was posted on May 24, 2017


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Easter holiday Ski Trip

On Friday 15th April a party of 27 very excited adventurers lead by myself and my team of staff set off on a marathon 22 hour bus journey to the  ski resort of Le Corbier found high in the French Alps. After a journey that was filled with lots of games, quizzes, ‘are there yets?’ and moaning at the fact that French services don’t have McDonalds, we arrived, very tired but excited and keen to get started on the slopes. The first task upon arrival was to get ski fitted and after everyone was kitted out with, boots ,helmets, skis and ski poles (not sticks or rods or stabbers as they became known ha.) We were ready to enjoy the sun and explore the resort whilst doing a clue lead treasure hunt before getting an early night ready for a day on the slopes.

It was an early start on the Sunday but that wasn’t going to deter us. We met our three instructors for the week; Eric, Michael and Phillipe and we set off learning how to ski. The morning session saw the majority of the time spent rolling in the snow whilst still trying to get to grips with skiing, the pupils showed great resilience however and by the end of the session some of them had skied roughly 5 km and were now ready to start practicing on button lifts and putting some turns together.

After refuelling with some burger and chips we were ready to go again. We went off this time and started the lesson by trying to use button lifts. After lots of laughs and numerous people sliding backwards back down the hill, the group managed to get to grips with button lifts. The next task now was for some of the group to learn to safely ‘plough’ and the others to learn how to put turns together. Once again great progress was made and we left with the praise from the instructors still ringing in our ears. That evening the group enjoyed a games night consisting of many different weird and wonderful games.

The next day the morning session, Eric and Phillipe had decided that 14 of the group were now advanced enough to head up to the summit of the mountain and try some of the more advanced slopes. After getting on the chair lift and a very funny dismount by myself, Jack and Miss Kipps, that saw me veer off and get stuck in a barrier, Miss Kipps roll halfway down the hill and Jack lying underneath the chair lift. We were ready for anything Eric and Phillipe had up their sleeves. Their plan this morning was for us to take on our first green slope. This was when we first started to pick up some real speed and when we really started to see our pupils adventurous side.

The afternoon session saw more people progress to the top of the mountain and only a small group stay on the nursery slopes still practicing using the button lifts and putting a series of turns together.  That evening the activity was bum boarding and sledging which saw pupils sliding down smaller hills on a ‘bum board’ and sledging. A great time was had by all and of course it finished with a good old fashioned snow ball fight which saw poor Miss Kipps take the brunt of it.

The next four days were much the same, highlights included the day spent skiing in the neighboring resort of La Toussiere, the view from point massif and the pupils highlight, me falling whilst trying to show off and breaking my phone in the process. Throughout this time the pupils were making alarmingly quick progress skiing and Eric the ESF instructor stated that he’d very rarely seen pupils progress so quickly and the fact that we had pupils who at the start of the week had never skied before but were now tackling red slopes was something we should be really proud of. Throughout the trip pupils were a credit to the school and a real joy to be around and I am incredibly proud of every single one of them.





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Guardian Newspaper

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Little Lever’s World Book Day efforts have appeared on The Guardian newspaper’s ‘GuardianWitness’ website page, along with other selected school’s across the country who have sent in images of their teachers dressing up for the day as literary characters.

Please click on the link below to see ours and other school’s efforts. Look out for Miss Pirie as Sirius Black, Miss Kipps as Alice in Wonderland and the whole English and Drama team reading together.

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