Sports results

Wednesday 7th October Rugby 1st XV Nat West National Cup 2nd Round vs Hutton GS WON 55 - 5 Rugby 2nd XV vs QEG's WON Football vs Liverpool College WON 2 -1 Netball v Kings Chester 1st won 41-6 2nd won 35-2 U15 lost 23-14 ISNC v Sedbergh U15 won 44-35 Hockey U18 National Schools finished 5th Saturday 10th October Rugby vs Lancaster RGS 1st XV won 17-7 2nd XV lost 15-5 3rd XV lost 26-19 U16A lost 22-7 U15A lost 55-0 U15B lost 50-13 U14A...
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The Stonyhurst Mission 2015

A very special event will be taking place at Stonyhurst in the second half of term. From the 12th to 14th November the entire community, both the College and Saint Mary’s Hall, will be taking a break from our normal activities to celebrate a Whole School Mission. The aim for these days is to spend time reflecting as a community on our Jesuit mission and identity, our place and rôle in today’s world and how best we can live up to the Stonyhurst values of Quant Je Puis and Men And Women For...
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Christmas Cards

This year, to raise funds for our Stonyhurst Children’s Holiday Week, we have produced packs of ten cards, with two designs, five of each in a pack. The cards are prints of two paintings, ‘Nativity’ and ‘Adoration of the Shepherds’, which are part of a set of 21 paintings on copper in the Stonyhurst Collection. They were first recorded in My Lady Shireburn's Inventory Book of Household goods at Stonyhurst Anno Domini 1713, Taken by, Thomas Walmesley, 4th April 1713. They are listed as...
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The SMH Interline Cross Country Run

All pupils in Prep, Elements, Figures and Rudiments competed in the annual Interline Cross Country at Stonyhurst St Mary's Hall, on Saturday October 3rd. Lots of parents, staff and siblings came along to cheer them on as they ran around the Stonyhurst campus. The winning line was Campion.
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SMH wins the U11 St Pius Netball Tournament!

Stonyhurst St Mary’s Hall’s U11 girls' netball team has won the U11 St Pius Netball Tournament. The girls started off the tournament well with a 6-1 victory over The Buchan. They used the momentum from this game to storm past Lady Barn School and Richmond House in the group stages, winning 11-4 and 4-2 respectively. They then went on to play The Grange in the quarter finals, beating them 6-2. In the semi-finals they played a strong King's Macclesfield side but managed to sneak ahead of...

Lakeland race challenges Stonyhurst’s runners

The Stonyhurst Senior Cross Country team ventured up to Coniston to take part in the Lakeland Trails 10k Trail Race, on Saturday 3rd October. For most of the team this was their first competitive race. The race attracts runners from across the country and is notoriously tough: the course begins at Coniston Old Hall and climbs continuously for the first 4km, to the top of the climb on Walna Scar Road (350m). From here, the race turns downhill towards the village of Torver; the final 1.5k takes...

Sports Results

Saturday October 3rd Hockey v King’s Macclesfield U14 w 4-0 U15 w 9-0 U16 w 4-0 Congratulations to Meg Murphy (Gr) & Corentin Schiffler (Po) who will be representing the Pennine Pumas in England Hockey's High Performance Assessment Camps. Rugby v Rossall U16 lost 32-7 U14 lost 42-12 Thursday October 1st U16 National Schools Hockey Finished 3rd Wednesday Sept 30 Rugby Lancashire Cup U15A win 57-5 v Ripley St Thomas Lancashire Cup U16A lose 36-5 v...
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A level Biologists and Geographers study sand dunes

This year, Rhetoric Geographers joined with Rhetoric Biologists for a two-day field trip at Castlehead and Sandscale Haws. We arrived at Castlehead Field Study Centre and started our sand dune investigation straight away. After our introductory lesson we went out to Sandscale Haws on the Cumbrian coast to undertake a study of succession on a sand dune. We looked at various factors including plant types, soil pH and moisture, wind temperature and infiltration rates. It was a glorious sunny...
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High Performance Assessment for Stonyhurst hockey players

Two of Stonyhurst’s hockey players, Meg Murphy (Grammar) and Corentin Schifflers (Poetry), have been selected to play at England Hockey's High Performance Assessment Camps. Their squads are known as the Pennine Pumas and represent the north of England: Meg will play in the U15 girls, and Corentin will join the U17 boys. A High Performance Assessment Camp (HiPAC) is a residential three-day camp which forms part of Junior Regional Performance Centre (JRPC) Tier 2 activity. The camps prepare...
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Outdoor Education at St Mary’s Hall

Children at St Mary’s Hall are enjoying an exciting Outdoor Education programme. All children in  Prep are going to Hothersall Lodge, near Preston, every Friday afternoon, where they are taking part in a range of challenging activities; these include rock climbing, cycling, archery, canoeing, kayaking, zip wire and outdoor tree climbing.  After half term it will be Elements’ turn. Mrs Murphy, class teacher for UPM, said: “It is all good fun and a great way for the children to get to...

An unforgettable trip to China

This summer, Zosia Witkowska, Wilhelm Scheer-Hennings and Rachel Ordóñez Herrera travelled to China, accompanied by Mrs Yvette Luker. Here is their account of what was an amazing trip. Discovering China Our experience in China was life-changing. There are no words to express how it feels to practise Tai Chi on the top of a mountain or to give the first lesson to a class of little children who had been looking forward to meeting us for months. Those three weeks of discovering China were...
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Gardening is taking root at Stonyhurst St Mary’s Hall

The Mission Garden at St Mary’s Hall is looking wonderful in the Autumn sunshine, thanks to the efforts of over 50 pupils of all ages at Stonyhurst. The garden has been developed by Mrs Danielle Strain, who is coordinating the project. She has a large and enthusiastic group of green-fingered volunteers, eager to learn more about growing flowers, vegetables and fruit. There are two gardening clubs at SMH, and the youngest gardeners are just 3 years old! Sixth form students are gardening as...

Fun at the ballet!

Children from Stonyhurst’s prep-prep, Hodder House, had an exciting trip to The Lowry in Salford, to experience their first ballet at the theatre. The hour-long, interactive show featured excerpts from Swan Lake, performed by Birmingham Royal Ballet's amazing dancers, accompanied by full orchestra. In between the excerpts. a storyteller set the scene, introducing the children to the music and characters, and sharing some of the technical magic surrounding the ballet. The very young...
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Stonyhurst Cadets show Skill at Arms

The Stonyhurst College CCF Shooting Team entered the Cadet Skill at Arms meeting at the weekend, which was held at Altcar Ranges near Southport. The event was hosted by HQ 42 INF North West Brigade and was attended by 48 teams – a total of 166 cadets - from the Army Cadet Force and the Combined Cadet Forces. The team competed in a number of shoots over the weekend; these included the Advance and Re-organisation, the Advance to Contact, the Defence Shoot, Rifle Pairs and the Falling...
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Higher Line students consider U.S. universities

Higher Line students attended an interesting presentation about applying to American universities this week. Mr Don Bishop, who is the Associate Vice President for undergraduate enrollment at Notre Dame University, Indiana, also talked about life at Notre Dame; his talk was followed by one-to-one discussions with those students intending to apply to Notre Dame in the future. Beatrice Smith, who left Stonyhurst this summer with 3 A grades at A level, and an A for her Extended Project...
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Sports Results: Saturday, 26th September

Rugby vs Bradford Grammar School 1st XV D19-19 2nd XV W62-7 U16A L48-7 U16B L52-7 U15A W78-12 U15B L33-5 U14A L50-0 Netball v Stockport GS 1sts won 25-18 2nds won 29-11 3rds won 33-9 Independent Schools Netball Cup U15 v Bradford Won 44-13
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The choristers of Westminster Cathedral Choir visit Stonyhurst

The choristers of Westminster Cathedral Choir gave a concert in St Peter’s Church, on Friday 25th September. Acclaimed as one of the world’s great choirs, with an ever-expanding reputation, they did not disappoint: their singing was utterly sublime and captivated the audience from beginning to end. The programme was imaginatively constructed in three sections, and contrasted florid vocal lines and complex textures with the purity of plainsong, finishing with the complex, eight-part...

Sports Results

September 23 Rugby v Birkdale School U16A lost 29 -10 Netball v Stockport GS 1sts won 25-18 2nds won 29-11 3rds won 33-9 Independent Schools Netball Cup U15 netball squad won v Bradford GS September 19 Hockey v Austin Friars U15 won 9-1 U14 won 9-0 Rugby v AKS 1st XV won 66-3 2nd XV won 65-0 U15A won 62-0 U14A won 39-18   Congratulations to the U15A who progressed to the Lancashire Cup   September 16  Hockey (Cup...
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