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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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Faith Primary partnership

Stonyhurst’s partnership with Faith Primary in Liverpool continues to thrive, as our Grammarians (pupils in year 10) get to know the school and its pupils. This year’s companions travelled to Liverpool to spend the day with their year 6 partners. This was the second meeting of the year and it began at the Albert Dock. Everyone explored the Museum of Liverpool and went underground to the old dock, which is actually underneath Liverpool 1 shopping centre. It was then time to return to...
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Parents’ events

Food and wine tasting event Stonyhurst parents enjoyed a food and wine tasting event on Thursday 26th February at the Derby Arms, Longridge. Our guest for the evening was OS Tom Lorimer (77-86) who works for the independent wine merchants Lea & Sandeman. Tom provided some delicious wines for the evening along with a breadth of knowledge about each. Tom also spoke about his days at Stonyhurst with great affection and told some very entertaining stories. It was a wonderful evening, hosted...
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Sports Results

Wednesday Feb 25th Netball v QEGS 3rd won 34-17 Saturday Feb 28th Netball v Kings Macc 1sts lost - 32-21 2nds won - 30-9 15A lost - 24-13 15B lost - 28-8 The U14s represented Lancashire at the National Schools Tournament,  playing  some fantastic netball to finish 3rd in the group. Saturday Feb 28th Rugby U14 Semi Final Lancashire Cup vs Manchester GS Lost 24 - 7 Basketball vs Rossall Lost 59 - 53 Rugby 7s U14 Bradford Tournament - Semi Final Plate: Lost...
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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!
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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...
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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...
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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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