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Sharples Park
Bolton, BL1 6PQ

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Year 11 Celebration of Achievement Evening 2015

On Friday 26 June, we were proud to hold a Celebration of Achievement Evening for our fabulous Year 11 students at the Victoria Halls in Bolton. Our students stunned us all by turning up in dresses (and suits!) of all different colours and styles. They’ve certainly changed since they first walked through the doors of Thornleigh Salesian College in Year 7. This special evening gives our students and staff a chance to celebrate together and to thank them for all the energy that they have put into our school family over the last 5 years. We hope to welcome many of our students back again to Thornleigh Sixth Form; but for now we hope they enjoy their summer. They have certainly earned it!


History – Castle Project

Every year, part of the Year 7 scheme of learning investigates the history of castles. As part of this unit we ask our students to think practically and creatively and make a castle using the knowledge they have learnt. Each year the entries are outstanding, the thought and attention to detail shows the time and dedication they put into these projects. Castles of all shapes and sizes are carefully carried into school, which is no small task as we’re sure some of them are bigger than the students themselves!All of the castles have been displayed in the History rooms and photographed for the school website. Over the next few weeks the winners will be announced and published in the Summer Newsletter.Special praise should go to Bryony Waring in 7K who, as research for her project, went to Conway Castle in Wales and then constructed a model of the whole Conway Castle site! Fantastic work Year 7!  


Thornleigh’s Got To Dance – Take 5

Thornleigh's Got To Dance Take 5

It’s been a busy term in the Dance Department, students from all Years have been practising and perfecting their performances leading up to Thornleigh’s ‘Got to Dance Take 5’. It has been wonderful to see so many young people get involved in the show and over 200 students will take part over the two night run. It’s all set to be a spectacular performance and all the students involved are proud to be part of such an important school event.


12 Days of Christmas

12 Days of Christmas

Here at Thornleigh Salesian College we love to spread a bit of Christmas magic and this year anyone who attended our school show ‘The 12 Days of Christmas, a Winter’s Night’ couldn’t help but be swept up in the spirit of this year’s festivities.


Thornleigh Salesian College Open Evening 2014

Thornleigh Open Evening 2014

At Thornleigh Salesian College we are passionate about providing outstanding opportunities to each student who joins us for their educational journey. Once again we had a fantastic turnout this year for our whole school Open Evening. Please see the photographs from the night here.


Thornleigh's Got To Dance

Thornleigh's Got To Dance Take 4

There has been a lot going on in Dance this term with students from all year groups taking the opportunity to get involved in Thornleigh’s Got to Dance Take 4.

The show sold out for its two night run and all students involved were fantastic and proud to be part of such an exciting event. The production was a culmination of a lot of hard work and tireless rehearsals!


GCSE Latin & A Level Classics students visit ancient city in Rome

GCSE Latin & A Level Classics Trip to Rome

During February half term 28 GCSE Latin and A Level Classics students travelled to Rome to visit the remains of the ancient city and the Vatican.The group stayed at Porta Maggiore in a hotel placed opposite a Roman gate, aqueduct and the famous Baker’s tomb. Each day we travelled into the historic centre of Rome either by foot or Metro.


World Book Day 2014

World Book Day 2014

Staff and students at Thornleigh Salesian College dressed up in celebration of World Book Day on Friday 7th March. The day is an annual event celebrated in a number of countries around the world to show support for the value and importance of reading. This year Thornleigh Salesian College’s World Book Day was based on the theme of ‘The Darkness’ and provided students to dress up as their favourite gothic character or supernatural character. The school was awash with vampires, witches, ghouls and ghosts.


Ash Wednesday 2014

Ash Wednesday 2014

Ash Wednesday is the start of a season of reflection, a time to stop and think, to pray and to come together. In true Thornleigh Salesian College style we, as one community, gathered together. On a beautifully crisp morning 1200 students and staff gathered together to make our start to the season of lent.


BBC Philharmonic Jazz Workshop Jan 2014

BBC Philharmonic Jazz 2014

On Monday 27 January 2014, a group of Year 9 musicians from Thornleigh Salesian College enjoyed a fantastic day of jazz training which was led by professional musicians from the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra. The students participated in a series of workshops designed to develop their performance and improvisational skills including scat singing, preparing 8 pieces for the evening concert and presentation of their learning from the day. 


Stations of the Cross Art Project 2014

Stations of the Cross Art Project 2014

Thornleigh Salesian College Gifted and Talented students have been working with professional artist Wendy Lawrence to design and produce a contemporary response to the Stations of the Cross for an area of the school’s busy walkway. The project started way back in October and will be completed before the summer term 2014.

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