Expeditions Days

Expeditions Days

Another fantastic two days were had by all on this year's expeditions days. Could you choose only two from the list below? 3D Modelling Mural Painting Mapping Uganda Play in a Day First Aid Italian Culture Footgolf & Bubble Football York...
Sidwell School

Sidwell School Trip

Bootham School students made some fantastic memories during their trip to Sidwell School in Washington DC. For many years Bootham and Sidwell have enjoyed a close relationship, sharing the same Quaker ethos.  To see more Bootham...
Beth Shalom

Beth Shalom

Upper Schoolroom students and staff had a really interesting trip to the National Holocaust museum, Beth Shalom, on Monday. There was plenty of time to reflect in the gardens which are full of sculpture and other memorials to the victims. The museum area...
Junior Yearly Meeting

Junior Yearly Meeting

Junior Yearly Meeting is a Quaker residential event attended by 70 young people aged 15 to 18 years old, It was held during the Easter holidays. Two Bootham students : Liam Roche and Lois Vohra attended this year. Liam had the extra responsibility of being...
Lower Senior Geographers in the Lakes

Geography Field Trip – Lake District

Lower Senior Geographers in the Lakes Last week Lower Senior Geographers spent 3 days in the Lake District as part of their GCSE studies. They undertook an investigation into changing river velocity downstream in very difficult weather conditions with...
Normandy Landings

Normandy Landings

Students from Upper Schoolroom and Seniors headed to Normandy at the start of the Easter holidays to tour the sites of the Normandy Landings of World War Two.  Alongside visits to the beaches themselves, we also saw Pegasus Bridge, Merville Battery and...

Geographers at Bootham

On Thursday 28th March the York and District branch of the Geographical Association hosted their annual conference with over 120 students from 10 schools across North Yorkshire. After a morning immersed in exam technique delivered by Louise Butcher the...

Cantabria 2018

MFL Spanish Trip 30 Upper and Lower Senior students enjoyed 4 busy days in Cantabria, northern Spain over half term. Highlights included the Guggenheim museum in Bilbao, the Planetarium in Santander, a day in the Cabárceno wildlife park and a visit to the...

Valencia 2018

Another successful annual trip to Valencia, including torrential downpours, evening training sessions, tours of the ground and sightseeing.  If you didn't manage to catch them on Twitter then there are some great pictures from the trip below... and some...

Swarthmore Quaker Pilgrimage

This year's Northern Schools' Quaker Pilgrimage with students and staff in Swarthmore Hall, one of the sites visited. Strong winds on top of Pendle Hill. The Quaker Schools' Panel at the Quaker Tapestry exhibition in Kendal.  Bootham School are second from...

Expedition Day Fun!

A fantastic day was had at Lightwater Valley on expedition day.  Staff and students alike conquered The Ultimate (rollercoaster); they felt adventurous and liberated!
Lower Senior Geographers in the Lake District

Lower Senior Geographers in the Lake District

A mixed bag of cool, very wet and finally sunshine saw the Lower Senior Geographers take to the Lake District last week. The students worked very hard despite the rain and completed enquiries into river characteristics and the impact of tourism on the...
Weiliczka salt mines

Berlin and Krakow cultural tour

Students from Lower Senior to College One ventured to Berlin and Krakow this Easter for a cultural tour, exploring sites of significance for Nazism, the Holocaust and the Cold War, whilst also gaining an insight into modern Germany and Poland's rich...
Grace goes to Tanzania

Grace goes to Tanzania!

Grace Whorley in College Two has been selected to volunteer in Tanzania with Voluntary Service Overseas on an International Citizen Service placement. She will be volunteering in Tanzania for just under 3 months from September. Whilst in Tanzania, Grace...
Glacier walking on the Solheimajokull

Ice, Ice baby – Geographers explore Iceland

The last week of the Easter break saw Liz, Anne and Rob from the Geography department accompany 29 students from Seniors and College to Iceland. Students explored geysirs, waterfalls, and hot springs, went off-road in Super Jeeps, walked on glaciers, swam...

College trip to Madrid

College students enjoyed a packed itinerary during a long weekend in Madrid. In addition to having 8 hours of intensive Spanish lessons, they visited the famous Prado museum, the Caixa Forum, the Royal Palace, the Queen Sofia museum, the Retiro Park, the...
Adult language courses

Evening adult language courses

Spanish adult students enjoyed their Easter celebration at Fossgate Ambiente Restaurant and took part in a game of Spanish scrabble organised by Bootham Old Scholar Zoe Plummer.  A good time was had by all! For details of adult language courses offered...
College One Geographers

College One Geographers in wild Wales

Last week our College One Geographers, along with their peers from The Mount School, went to the FCS Drapers Field Centre in north Wales for their fieldwork. The students braved all weathers - from extreme wind, torrential rain, enough sun to necessitate...
Much ado about nothing

Much Ado about Nothing

Lower Senior enjoyed a fast paced, highly entertaining production of 'Much Ado about Nothing' in the splendid surrounding of the Globe theatre last Saturday. Much Ado about Nothing written between 1598 and 1599 is Shakespeare’s most frequently performed...

Geographical Association lecture