As October ended with Halloween excitement and fun, November arrived arrived with arctic winds and a remarkable amount of snow! A sign of the winter to come?
The Bolton boys were getting into the Halloween spirit beginning last Sunday when they performed and enjoyed the performances of others in the annual Howlapalooza musical celebration. It is an evening of musical performances by houseparents and students with a wide range of genres and talent levels. It is always, however, performed for a very appreciative and supportive audience that allows students to challenge themselves to perform publicly, many for the first time in their lives. Here are some shots of Richard and Harry performing together and Garry doing a duet with one of the Timmis girls. Houseparent Mr. McCloskey also got in on the action.
Halloween officially took place on Tuesday with the usual costume parade in the gym. The Bolton boys embraced the opportunity to get dressed up in a wide range of costumes and Mr. Shaw even won for his costume. Mr. Bateman and the Art department were outstanding in their homemade costumes of Scoobey Doo!
Classes also had a different feel that day as the costumes stayed on, but the learning continued! Here are David and Tung getting artistic.
That night saw the Grade 8 boarders out for a round of Trick or Treating while the rest of campus was treated to a spectacular fireworks show on the fields.
Along with all the holiday fun, the boys were also busy on the athletics front. Leo and Adam won a terribly exciting double overtime game with the grade 8 basketball team.
And Patt was a side step machine on the rugby field in the team’s final games against St. Georges.
Many other boys are also busy on the basketball and volleyball courts, soccer fields, and on the water for rowing. Still others have begun rehearsals for the musical which will take place in February.
Will was part of the Founder’s Day dinner where he was able to rub shoulders with our new head of school, Mr. Mark Turner as well as some very influential alumnus.
Saturday was busy as always, with a variety of activities. Boys went bowling, helped clean up a local beach, escaped from an escape room and cooked a delicious brunch.
Tommy, Pine, Adam and Alan helped the grounds crew with some of the leaf raking, a never ending job at this time of year!
The grade 8 boys took advantage of the cold weather to stay inside and enjoy the central heating and some tasty pizza!
The Remembrance Day Long weekend is fast approaching and the boys are excited for a much deserved rest. We return to classes on Tuesday and before we know it, Christmas break will be upon us!