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Clean sweep in girls’ sport

Wednesday 29th Jan Netball v Westholme 1st won 18-6 U14 won 23-14 Hockey v KGS 1st won 3-1 Sat 31st Jan Netball v Giggleswick 1st won 32-12 2nd won 23-9 3rd won 9-3 U15 won 19-12 U15b won 16-7
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Hodder House go on an adventure

PP1 and PP2 went on a walk down to the River Hodder this week. They followed their maps carefully, putting into action skills they had learnt in the classroom. Once down by the river, a big surprise was in store: they found a message in a bottle with a letter from Pirate Gregory, threatening to come and take over Hodder House! (They also found a couple of pirates, ​fishing, so they made a hasty exit along the bank before they were taken to their ship!) While looking for other...
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OS inspire Stonyhurst’s entrepreneurs

A level and IB Business pupils were delighted to hear from some of Stonyhurst's former Business students this week: James Barrett (OS '09), Miles Sharples (OS '06) and Liz Barrett (OS '07) came to speak to the Industrial Society about their new business.  The trio have recently taken on a franchise business, Lancashire 4x4 Vehicle Hire, and they spoke about how, following early success, they have already taken on the Cumbria and Manchester franchises.  Our current pupils were fascinated to...
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Headmaster’s trip to Hong Kong

The Headmaster Andrew Johnson and the Development Director Mrs Rachel Hindle recently visited Hong Kong to meet up with Stonyhurst parents, alumni and prospective parents. During the visit the Headmaster also highlighted the need to fundraise for Stonyhurst, and the importance of continued fundraising for the future needs of the school. Mr Johnson and Mrs Hindle attended a reunion dinner at the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club, which had been organised by a group of alumni; they were delighted to...
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The Spanish Exchange

Stonyhurst has hosted the fourteenth annual Spanish Exchange with its partner Jesuit school San José Jesuitak in Durango in the Basque Country. Each year as part of the Exchange the pupils collaborate on a joint Project funded by the British Council Comenius scheme. This year saw phase two on the topic of the Environment, on which the sixteen Grammarians (Year 10 pupils) collaborated with their partners. A trip was organised to Bowland Bioenergy, a local company based near Downham, which...
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Great weekend of sport v Ampleforth!

Saturday 24th January Results vs Ampleforth Basketball won 67 – 44 Badminton won 14 – 0 Football 1st won 6 - 2 ( vs. 2nds) Football 2nd won 6 - 1 ( vs 3rds ) Swimming 1st RGS Newcastle 2nd Stonyhurst 3rd Ampleforth Cross Country OS and Pupils vs OA and pupils won Friday January 23rd Badminton Red Rose County quarter final U16 - Stonyhurst won 5-2 v Bowland High School Thursday January 22nd Netball v Stockport Grammar 1st won 23-16; 2nds won...
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Oxbridge news

Three students at Stonyhurst College have received Oxbridge offers this term. Mary Flanagan has an unconditional offer from Trinity Hall, Cambridge to read English. David Richardson has an offer from Trinity College, Oxford to read Chemistry; Anthony Chow has an offer from Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge  to read Engineering. Mary joined Stonyhurst’s prep school, St Mary’s Hall, in year 7 and has been a leading light in the school’s drama throughout her time at Stonyhurst. Anthony...
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Interline results

Cross Country (senior boys) Wednesday March 21st Over 40 runners took part in this great event, undeterred by snow and ice! The course took them around the cricket flats, through Hurst Green, over the golf course and down through Stockbridge woods. The results are calculated from the average times of the first 8 runners from each line. Team Results 1st      St  Omers      (average time: 24:15) 2nd     Weld             (26:36) 3rd      Shireburn     ...
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A trip to the ballet

On Sunday 18th January, 28 students travelled to the London Coliseum to see the English National Ballet perform Tchaikovsky’s ballet Swan Lake. It was an enchanting and magical production, and our dance pupils were able to appreciate the traditional choreography of Deane, Petipa, Ivanov and Ashton. This particular performance was very special as it marked the final performance of principal dancer Elena Glurdjidze before her retirement; she was duly inundated with overwhelming applause and an...
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Spanish Film Conference at Lancaster University

On 9th January a group of A2 Spanish students attended a film conference at Lancaster University organised by the ‘routes into languages’ group which promotes language learning. As part of the A2 Spanish course students are completing a critical study of the film Pan’s Labyrinth, directed by Mexican film director, Guillermo del Toro. The conference was designed to help students to understand cinematographic techniques and use correct terminology in Spanish to analyse the film. The...
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A fashion show with a difference

A fashion show with a difference took place in the Academy Room on Saturday January 17th, organised by Holly Mitchell and Isabelle Coulston (both in Rhetoric). Holly, who wants to study Design, and Isabelle, who is interested in Marketing, chose to stage the event for their Extended Project Qualification. The fashion show was attended by over 70 Higher Line pupils and involved many more. Holly and Isabelle had wanted the show to have a relaxed, party atmosphere which also involved the talents...
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A visit from the Queen’s Own Yeomanry

Stonyhurst’s CCF Senior Company got the chance to see a RWMIK (Revised Weapons Mounted Installation Kit) this week, courtesy of the Queen’s Own Yeomanry squadron from Wigan. The RWMIK is a lightly-armoured, highly-mobile fire support and force protection Land Rover. Its maneuverability, firepower and relatively low profile make it suitable for a range of roles including reconnaissance, convoy escort and fire support.   Photograph: Senior Company with Capt Tim Miller (left) and...
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Elements’ fairy tale performance

Elements Playroom (years 5 and 6) at Stonyhurst St Mary’s Hall gave two performances of the pantomime 'Rumpled Beauty'. The story focused on the poor orphan Rumpled Beauty who was sent to live with her mean (and not very good looking!) cousins who treated her very badly by forcing her to do hours of housework and sleep on a kitchen floor. Many popular fairy tale characters, including Dan Deeney, a grumpy king and a genie in a milk bottle, assisted Rumpled Beauty to live happily ever...
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Easter Term at Stonyhurst

The Easter Term began today at Stonyhurst with the opening Mass of term in St Peter's Church. Notable dates: Syntax Parents' Weekend: Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th January 16+ Music Scholarships: Saturday February 7th St Omers Martyrs Mass (St Peter's Church): Friday February 13th, 15.00 Poetry Banquet: Friday February 13th Half Term: Saturday February 14th-Sunday 22nd February Interline Music Competition: Wednesday 4th March Poetry Parents' Weekend: Saturday 14th and...
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Welcome back to SMH!

The Easter Term started today at Stonyhurst St Mary's Hall. Notable dates: 11+/13+ Academic and St Francis Xavier Scholarship Examinations: Saturday January 17th Music Solo Showcase: Friday February 6th, 18.15 11+/13+ Music Scholarships: Saturday February 7th St Omers Martyrs Mass (St Peter's Church): Friday February 13th, 15.00 Half Term: Saturday February 14th-Sunday 22nd February Interline Music Competition: Wednesday 4th March, 17.00 Open Doors: Saturday March...
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SMH Christmas celebrations

The last weekend of term was an extremely busy time at SMH. It began with the Hodder House nativity play - 'Census Sums' - on Friday afternoon, and was immediately followed by the Christmas Concert; the junior and senior string groups, brass ensemble, wind band and soloists performed a wide range of music  including arrangements of Christmas carols. On Saturday morning, Elements took to the stage to perform their pantomime - Rumpled Beauty. It was then time for the Christmas Fair, which...
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Fantastic new Outdoor Pursuits Programme

Pupils have been busy this term enjoying a varied program of Outdoor Activities and as part of an exciting new initiative, pupils have experienced the following: Sailing in both single and double craft at a local reservoir with the option to take the RYA level 1 Sailing test in the summer term. Climbing at a number of different local venues, with a view to use this new skill as part of their CAS program. Canoe and kayak taster sessions have been run at Hothersall Lodge Outdoor...
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A great fundraiser from SCHT and Carvella

On Tuesday the 9th of December, the amazing Leeds based four piece band Carvella, along with the Stonyhurst College Holiday Trust (SCHT) and the Lights and Sound Department, put on a fantastic concert to raise money for the SCHT Holiday week. The evening’s entertainment included some very impressive guest-spots from Mr Mann as well as Gabriel Strain making his guitar sing in a classic rendition of “We don't need no education!” This great evening’s entertainment also provided a time...
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