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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KS4 Bolton Girls’ League

The school is proud to report of more sporting success in girls’ football, this time for our Key Stage 4 team in the town league. The girls have played outstanding all season and showed excellent sportsmanship throughout all matches in the league. The last match of the season was against Thornleigh who were hot on our tails and second in the league. Whoever won the final match won the league. With this in mind, the girls went out very determined and focused and managed to bring home an unbelievable 17-2 win and become the Bolton town league champions! The girls managed to play the entire season without losing a game. The school is immensely proud of the girls.

Here is a picture of the five girls who won the KS4 Bolton Girls’ League; Jodie Pilling (captain), Nicole Gorman, Ellie Fitton, Lucy Slater and Amy O’Connell.


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BBC Match of the Day 2

The school recently reported on the fantastic success of our Years 7 and 8 girls’ football team had in the UV Tournament held at Bolton University.

The BBC’s Match of the Day 2 team were there to film a report about the tournament and how it is being used to develop girls’ confidence in taking up football across schools throughout the region. Our girls won the tournament and can be seen in action in the report.

Please follow the link below to view the report on the BBC Sport website.



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On Thursday 6th April Year 11 were given the opportunity to watch the play Macbeth written by William Shakespeare which we study for our GCSE Literature exam.

The play was performed by four actors who together played all the important roles and showed us the key sections of the play in their own creative way. It allowed for us to understand more about the play as it gave us the opportunity to understand the effect on the audience and was an enjoyable and fresh form of learning.


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UV Football Tournament at Bolton One.

The school is delighted to share some excellent news with everyone. On 23rd March, eight of our Year 7 and 8 girls represented Bolton Wanderers in a UV Football Tournament at Bolton One.

The girls were chosen by the leaders at Bolton Wanderers as they have been identified as one of the strongest school teams in Bolton. The tournament was made up of schools which had been chosen as the best in their area and we competed against teams such as Manchester United, Bury FC, Preston North End and Blackburn Rovers.

Not only did the girls play magnificently by not losing a single match, they also got through the entire tournament without conceding a single goal! The girls were crowned the UV Tournament Champions 2017! The event was also filmed by the BBC and will be shown on Sunday’s Match of the Day in the next few weeks!

Mrs Jackson, team coach reported, “! I am so proud of the way they behaved and performed all day, they were, once again, a massive credit to the school.”

The team consisted of,

Darcie Tennant

Ebony Langley

Fola Fasehun

Daisy Harisson Taylor

Mollie Barton

Keira Howard

Laila Phillips

Hannah Tipping



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Cambridge University

Thirty-two Year 10 students attended a talk from Cambridge University at Harper Green School on Tuesday 22nd March.

Students learnt about university life, the kind of courses available for them to study when they get there. Valuable information about financing University, social events and the benefits of attending university for a career. They were also told about different societies they can join to meet other students and fun days, where they can build their own boats!

The school feels learning about University life is crucial for all students at Secondary School so that they understand what the next steps are after GCSEs.

Quotes from our students about the talk:

“I found the talk really interesting.”

“I am seriously thinking about going to University.”

“I may not go to Cambridge but I will definitely go to University.”

“I’d like to build a boat out of cardboard and PVA myself and try to sail in it.”

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Red Nose Day

Red Nose Day 24 March




Photo Booth  Mon 20th March


Y11 Boys vs Staff Volleyball Tues 21st March


Drown a Teacher Wed 22nd March


Dodge Ball  Thurs 23rd March


Non-uniform day Wear something red Friday 24th March


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