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Ignite Conference at Donhead School

Ignite Conference Donhead School, Wimbledon 16th- 18th October 2016 This year, Donhead School, Wimbledon welcomed four pupils from each of the Jesuit junior schools. The conference is an opportunity for the children to share news of their schools and deepen their shared Jesuit identity. “Ignite”, is drawn from the words of St Ignatius who challenges us to “Go forth and set the world on fire”, in other words, to make a difference in the lives of others. Four Upper Elements (year...
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History Detectives

At Stonyhurst St Mary's Hall, PP1 and PP2 have been looking at events through time…events in our own lives alongside international celebrations (Carnival, Brazil).  We have looked at a timeline for aviation from Montgolfier brothers and development of the first hot air balloon to the Solar Impulse.  Another event we looked at was the first moon landing.  But the highlight was when we visited the observatory with Mrs Strain. We started with a fascinating look at black spots on the sun...
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Dancing the night away

Last week, it was the Interline Choreography competition.  It was truly wonderful to witness so man strong as well as entertaining entries in this year’s Choreography competition.  It was very clear to see that the students had put in a lot of creative hard work to show off their talents with an excellent and notable performance from Chiara Anfuso who won the dance award for best choreographic performance.  Other great performances came Christine Wager (Say Something – I’m giving up on...
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It’s a hockey hat-trick

On 12th October, it was the turn of the Stonyhurst U16’s hockey team to play their county tournament at Stanley Park in Blackpool.  After a 0-0 dram against Lytham HS, they then drew 1-1 against AKS Lytham.  A 13-0 victory was had versus Baines School, and then, in their penultimate group match, they drew 1-1 with Rossall School. They needed to win their final match against Fishermore to progress to the Regional Round and the girls enjoyed a 2-0 victory to take them through! With this...
Human Rights Lawyer

Stonyhurst Students inspired by Human Rights Lawyer

Ms Maggie Nicholson, a United Nations human rights lawyer, addressed the Rhetoric Magis programme with a wide ranging and detailed account of her life and career travelling the world as U.N lawyer helping a variety of countries set up human rights commissions and courts.  An interesting question and answer session followed with some students inspired to set up their very own model U.N ! We are grateful to Ms Nicholson for giving up her valuable time to address Stonyhurst students.
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The Interline Battle continues !

The Interline Business, Economics and Politics quiz held on Tuesday 4th October was a huge success with pupils showing off their knowledge of current affairs. Each line was represented by a pupil from each year group from LG to Rh. Shireburn won, Weld were second, Campion 3rd and St Omers 4th. A big thank you to Robbie Holmes and Will Jones in Rhetoric for helping with the questions.
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The school reflects on this Jubilee Year of Mercy

Last Wednesday, in place of Mass, children at Stonyhurst St Mary's Hall gathered to think about this Jubilee Year of Mercy which began on 8th December last year and finishes on 20th November. Mercy has been described as “forgiveness with kindness”. Led by Mr Garlington’s Figures’ tutor group, we listened to the parable of the forgiving Father (Prodigal Son) and heard, that God is a loving and merciful father, always ready to welcome us back. This parable was then followed with...
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Excellent Sporting week at Stonyhurst

End of week sports results 8th October Hockey U14’s Lancashire round of Nationals V’s Rossall           W6-0 V’s AKS                 W2-0 V’s Baines            W7-0 V’s LSA                  W6-0 V’s Kirkham        D 0-0 Hockey U18 V’s Stockport Grammar                 W 2-1 Netball U 14’s V’s Stockport Grammar                 W 16-11 Netball U 16’s...
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Stonyhurst Hot Shots

On the weekend of the 23-25th September Stonyhurst Combined Cadet Corps attended a Cadet Shooting Meeting at Fulwood Barracks in Preston The Event was hosted by 42nd Infantry Brigade and Headquarters North West, where 41 other teams from across Lancashire, Merseyside, Manchester, and Cumbria competed, with over 164 Firers from CCF and ACF Units. Stonyhurst shot extremely well, with the Stonyhurst College A Team reaching the Semi-Finals of the Falling Plate Competition. Both Stonyhurst...

Honouring our Heroes

Dr Brieg Powel of Aberystwyth University presented a fascinating and detailed account of how society has honoured it’s military heroes.  He explained how political and historical circumstances sometimes can affect citations for various honours in each section of the armed forces.  His interesting paper was followed by a lengthy and lively question and answer session. Stonyhurst is most grateful to Dr. Powel for giving up so much of his valuable time to travel to the college and deliver...
U14 Hockey Nationals

Pitch Perfect Performance by U14 Hockey Team

On 4th October, Stonyhurst’s U14 girls Hockey team played in the County round of the National Schools Tournament at Stanley Park in Blackpool.  The first of the five matches of the day was against Rossall.  Stonyhurst got off to a flying start with a hat-trick from Alice Charles.  The girls stayed strong and managed to get three more goals in by full time to make the final score 6-0.  With back-to-back matches Stonyhurst’s next match against Arnold KEQMS (AKS) was bound to be one of the...
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What is the role of the President in American Politics ?

Dr Jon Herbert of Keele University gave a fascinating insight into the role of the President in American politics.  His presentation was full of well argued analysis and historical context.  Dr Herbert also conducted a lively and detailed question and answer session at the end of the talk. We are most grateful to Dr Herbert for his brilliant presentation.
Sir Thomas More

Thomas More travels 5800 miles to Washington DC

A major new exhibition has just opened in Washington DC featuring over fifty artefacts from the collections of Stonyhurst College.  The exhibition tells the story of St Thomas More’s life and legacy through an amazing series of objects, dating from the 12th to the 21st centuries. The College’s rich collections of English Catholic historical artefacts are among the most important in the world. It dates its first acquisition to 1609, making it the oldest museum in the English speaking...
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Stonyhurst’s U18 Hockey Team through to the next round of the Nationals!

Our U18 team took part in the National Schools Tournament at Stanley Park last Wednesday playing against Ripley St Thomas, Rossall, Kirkham Grammar and AKS. All strong hockey schools it was bound to be an exciting tournament. Stonyhurst got off to a good start winning their first game convincingly 3-0 with goals from Megan Wildish and Yaryna Antonyuk who scored the third goal in the final seconds of the game! This result gave our girls a big confidence boost going into the second game against...
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End of week Sports Results

Scores U18 Hockey for 28th Sep 16 Congratulations to our 1st team who have won a place in the next round of the National U18 Hockey compeition. Results …… Stonyhurst V Ripley St Thomas 3-0 Stonyhurst V Rossall  2-1 Stonyhurst V Kirkham Grammar 2-0 Stonyhurst V @AKS  1-0 Highlights – Goals from Megan, Yaryna & Eleanor Scores Rugby  v Bradford GS RUFC for Sep 24th Results ……. 1sts  W 38-17 2nds W 22-17 U16A W 45-3 U15A W 42-17 U15B L...
Voting Behaviour

Why do we vote the way we do?

The Politics Society here at Stonyhurst continue in their programme of external speakers visiting the school to share their expertise and knowledge on various political subject matters. Emeritus Professor David Denver of Lancaster University addressed a large audience of pupils across a wide age range on the topic of “Voting Behaviour in the UK”.  Professor Denver is an internationally famous psephologist, he gave an enlightening and extremely well illustrated talk on why people in...
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Stonyhurst recognises World Peace Day

On Wednesday 21st September, to coincide with World Peace Day, Stonyhurst welcomed Dr Colin Parry OBE to address the upper sixth form pupils as part of their Magis programme.  He spoke very movingly about how his son, Tim, was killed by an IRA bomb in Warrington in March 1993.  Since then, he and his wife Wendy have raised money to set up the Warrington Peace Centre.  This is an outstanding venue and acts as a beacon in furthering peace and reconciliation in an increasingly troubled world. ...
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