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‘Upcycling’ for a unique fashion show!

Some of Stonyhurst’s IB students are organising a fashion show with a difference. Messalina Morley and Karla Jansen are ‘upcycling’ clothes donated by Stonyhurst staff to create original and inventive new outfits; the results of their creative talents can be seen when the new clothes are modelled by students later this term. Long skirts have been transformed into short ones, sometimes making 2-piece outfits from the extra fabric, and the girls have cleverly combined contrasting textures...
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Poetry Banquet 2015

The annual Poetry Banquet was as successful as ever this year, raising £12,000 for the Stonyhurst Children's Holiday Week Trust. Every student in Poetry (year 12) contributed to make the evening the sparkling event it was, by waiting at tables, providing entertainment, making the opening speech, selling raffle tickets or running the auction.  A guest appearance from The Dead Poets, Rhetoric's jazz band led by Anthony Chow, and a casino also helped to keep the 220 guests entertained...
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‘Dragon’s Den’ victory for IB Business Management students!

The IB Business Management pupils were delighted to emerge victorious from a Dragons Den competition, run by the Lancashire Young Enterprise Area Board.  The pupils have set up a Social Enterprise company, Ad Maiora, which has been an integral part of the IB Business Management course.  The company, whose mission statement is 'Great Futures Start Here', have been working hard on creating a range of products upcycled from old Stonyhurst kilt fabric, which they have been selling.  As a social...
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Brass Ensemble on tour

The Stonyhurst Brass Ensemble went on tour to Cardiff at the beginning of half term, led by their musical director Mr Greg Banks and Stonyhurst's Director of Music Mr Greg Mann. The tour began on Saturday 14th February, with a concert given to raise funds for a cancer charity in the Royal Glamorgan Hospital, Llantrisant. On Sunday, the party had a tour of the Millennium Stadium, attended Mass at Cardiff Cathedral and spent the evening practising their bowling skills! On Monday 16th...
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Stonyhurst alumnus receives Queen’s Young Leader Award

  Edmund Page OS, who set up a charity in East Africa that helps refugee children get an education, has been named as one of the recipients of the Queen's Young Leaders Award 2014. Edmund was given the award in recognition of the achievements of the Xavier Project, which he established to provide educational opportunities to refugees living in urban areas in Kenya and Uganda. The project acts as mentors to the youngsters, funds their schooling and puts them through courses to teach...
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Tom to play rugby for Lambs North

Tom (Upper Elements/year 6) has been selected for the next stage of the Lambs - the Regional Rugby Championships to be held at Rugby School on 8 March. The Lambs North will play the other regional teams - Midlands, South East & South West. Thereafter, the national team will be selected to tour Ireland at the end of March. Congratulations Tom!
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Sunday afternoon salsa

Stonyhurst pupils aged 8 to 18 participated in a Latin and Ballroom dancing workshop, taught by Jillian Donaldson and Laura Nutall from Dance Fever Company, on Sunday February 8th. From the outset it was clear that everyone was going to have a lot of fun in experiencing these two different dance genres. Students had the opportunity to have a taste of salsa, cha cha cha and waltz. This was a fantastic opportunity for pupils to explore, and demonstrate, their natural talents.
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Harry Potter Day

The sorting hat came to Stonyhurst this week as pupils at St Mary’s Hall took part in a Harry Potter day. Everyone from Elements to Rudiments (years 5 to 8) was re-allocated from Shireburn, Campion, Weld and St Omers to Slytherin, Gryffindor, Ravenclaw and Hufflepuff at the book event, which was held in the College’s Hogwartsian Academy Room and presented by a ‘Professor of Potter.’ Everyone enjoyed the interactive Quidditch match too!

Interline Chess

The annual Interline Chess competition on 5th February was a successful evening, with a remarkably high turnout and participants entering from across the College. In the first round, Campion and Shireburn both emerged as clear champions with two victors in each line; this was particularly owing to the high turnout for Campion and Markiyan Antonyuk securing a point for Shireburn after a match that lasted for 90 minutes (although the match was won on time rather than checkmate!). The final,...
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Learning to Care, Jasper and Arrupé support Derian House

Learning to Care, Stonyhurst’s student fundraising body, has raised £1,181 for Derian House, the children’s hospice near Chorley. The cheque was presented by Harriet Lloyd and Katya Powell (both Poets/in year 12). Harriet and Katya visit Derian House each week, as part of the Arrupé voluntary service programme, with the Lay Chaplain, Miss Sarah Young, and her dog Jasper. Jasper is a ‘Pets as Therapy’ dog. Miss Young said: “ I learnt about Pets as Therapy dogs at a presentation...
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Sports’ Results

        Wednesday 11th February Rugby U18 Lancashire Cup Semi final vs St Edwards Liverpool WON 55 - 0 U14 Lancashire Cup Quarter Final vs Audenshaw WON 24 -17 U16B team vs Lancaster RGS WON 26 - 22 Football Stonyhurst 1st XI   v  Lancaster GS 2nd XI   WON 7-0 Stonyhurst 2nd XI v  St Mary's Liverpool 2nd XI  WON 4-2   Netball v St Wilfrids 1st WON 18-15 U15 WON 16-12 U14 WON 51-1   Hockey v Kings...

LTC supports Maasai children

Stonyhurst’s charity, Learning to Care, is supporting an educational charity in Kenya. LTC have donated £1,400 to MaaChild, which aims to extend the education of children of the Maasai, and to improve their lives and opportunities. Currently, there is no provision for pupils who show potential, but who live in poverty, to continue their education beyond primary level. MaaChild was set up by Mrs Therese Green from Whalley. “I first visited Kenya in 2005, as part of my university research...
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SMH Hockey teams compete in AKS tournament

  The U13 A&B team hockey players travelled to AKS Lytham for an afternoon of competitive hockey this week. Both teams took part in a round robin tournament, playing against 5 other schools. U13A The girls held on to a 0-0 draw against Rossall school.  Against Lytham, they began to find form, passing the ball around with confidence and setting up a number of chances before eventually going 1-0 ahead.  There were some excellent individual performances against...

Politics Society talk: The UK Supreme Court

The Stonyhurst Politics Society welcomed Mr Andrew O'Byrne QC to address them on "The UK Supreme Court". Mr O'Byrne gave a fascinating talk on the workings of the Supreme Court and also on his work as a barrister. The talk was very well attended and the audience included pupils interested in a career in Law as well as members of the Politics Society. Mr O'Byrne gave very generously of his time to answer, in detail, the considerable number of questions which were put to him after his talk. Mr...
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Music Showcase

Stonyhurst St Mary’s Hall musicians gave a concert on Friday February 6th in the Orchestra Room at Stonyhurst College. Parents, staff and friends enjoyed very polished and confident performances from pupils in Elements (years 5 and 6) to Rudiments (year 8). This was the first in a series of regular ‘music showcases’ at SMH to enable our young musicians to gain valuable experience in performance, and to bring our pupils’ breadth of talent to a wider audience. Programme Florence...
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SMH musicians visit the Hallé Orchestra!

Fifteen musicians from St Mary's Hall went to a concert for schools, given by the Hallé Orchestra, in the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester on February 5th. The orchestra, conducted by Jamie Phillips, performed a range of music to illustrate the breadth, pitch, tonal colour and character of the various instrumental sections. All the SMH musicians, who are in Upper Elements (year 6), were fascinated to see the instruments they learn being played in the orchestra.  
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Sparkling performance at Poetry by Heart regional final

Stonyhurst Poet Michael Diamond proved the ancient Roman notion of nominative determinism true by faultlessly reciting three poems at the North West Heat of The Poetry by Heart Competition: 'Envy' by Adelaide Anne Procter, 'The Second Coming' by W. B. Yeats, and 'When you see millions of the mouthless dead' by Charles Sorley. The competition was held on Friday February 6th at Lancaster Library. As the four judges went away to deliberate, an English teacher from another school approached...

Latest sports’ results

Saturday February 7th Football vs Giggleswick 1st XI  won 5-0 2nd XI  won 16-1 Rugby U16 semi final Lancs Cup vs Lancaster RGS lost 34 - 0 (1st  XV will play the semi final on Wednesday February 11th) Netball vs Sedbergh   1sts won 26-25 2nds lost 14-18 U15s lost  32-15 U14s won 23-17   Swimming vs Giggleswick Won 106 - 62 3 records were broken by Vincent NG in Grammar: U16s 25m front crawl, senior 25m front crawl and U16s 50m...
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