National Schools Tournament Hockey

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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A Royal Day out in Birmingham

On Thursday 15th September Stonyhurst dancers (aged 10-17yrs) embarked upon a whirlwind dance experience with the Birmingham Royal Ballet. The afternoon started with a creative dance workshop looking at various aspects of putting together a piece of Shakespeare choreography, with a focus on the 'Dream bill' that our students were to watch that evening. Josh Tuifua a former soloist of the Royal Ballet led the workshop. As the day unfolded students delved into the world of being a dancer and...
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The Importance of Voting

On the 15th September Stonyhurst invited Professor Andrew Russell from Manchester University to talk to the Politics Society.  We would like to thank Professor Russell who gave a most informative talk about the importance of voting in elections.  “As a Maths student, I found the data and correlation between votes and party membership fascinating, truly sparking my interest in politics”. Edward Harriss.
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Stonyhurst St Mary’s Hall gets Tough !!!

Sunday 11th September marked a momentous day for some of the staff at Stonyhurst Saint Mary's Hall. They embarked on the physically and psychologically challenging Tough Mudder obstacle course at Cholmondeley Park, Cheshire. The event was undertaken to raise funds for the school's charity “Children for Children”. This gruelling course involved 10 - 12 miles of running, interspersed with 21 obstacles; some that could be overcome solo but many that required working together with friends or...
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What is the role of the U.S Constitution?

On the evening of the 8th of September the Stonyhurst Politics Society were treated to their very first lecture of the academic year. The lecture titled ‘The U.S Constitution’ was presented by a senior lecturer at Liverpool Hope University and long-standing friend of the College, Dr. Rob Busby Dr. Busby's enlightening speech thoroughly described the role of the U.S constitution which is normally otherwise less accessible, highlighting its contrast with the British constitution too. The...
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The EU Referendum – So what is it all about?

On the 7th September, a talk about the EU referendum was delivered by Professor Rob Ford of Manchester University, to the Politics Society and the Senior Essay Society. Prof. Ford cleverly covered different aspects of the EU referendum, including the reasons for its cause, its pros and cons, possible impact on the UK.   It was an interesting topic delivered very thoroughly by Prof. Ford, which caused much debate amongst its attendees. We are also very grateful to Prof. Ford for giving up...
Sir Thomas More

The life of Thomas More told through the College Collections

Places are now available for those who wish to attend our Curator Evening on 5th October at 7:00pm in the Historic Libraries at Stonyhurst.   Tickets £20 each.  This event is open to everyone. Stonyhurst’s Curator, Jan Graffius, will be presenting ‘The King’s Good Servant But God’s First’ using our collections to tell the story of the life of Thomas More. Numbers are limited so please book in advance by contacting the Development Office on 01254 827 051 or emailing...
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Stonyhurst Robotics Team represents the UK

This July the Stonyhurst College Robotics Club team, accompanied by Mr Bickerstaff and Mr Barratt, travelled to Leipzig in Germany to represent the United Kingdom in the World International Robotic Football Competition.  The Robotics Club has won the UK National competition each year for the past 6 years, but this is the first year they have been able to go on and attend the international round of the competition, which is held during the school holidays. Jan Zimoch, Vincent Ng, Harry...
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Stonyhurt’s Chairman of Governers appointed Knight of St Gregory

Many congratulations to John Cowdall our Chairman of Governors who has been appointed a Knight of St Gregory by Pope Francis for his charitable work for the church over many years and of course at Stonyhurst. The award goes with a fantastic green uniform with embroidered silver acorns and a sword. Yes it is still the same as this picture.


Meet the Committee of 2016/17

At the first assembly of the year, the Ascensio Scholarum, the new Headmaster Mr John Browne greeted all the staff and students of Stonyhurst College.  He encouraged everyone to make the most of the many opportunities available to them, to question, to think and stretch themselves academically.  His advice included the maxim ‘Be mindful of the 3 Ps - be prepared, be punctual and be fully present at all times.’ The new Committee, who have already started their year of leadership...
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Stonyhurst’s excellent GCSE results

Following on from some exceptionally strong IB results in July, and equally pleasing A Level results last week, staff and pupils at Stonyhurst have had a busy but happy morning, as GCSE results were published.  90% of all results were at C grade or above, with a pleasing 49% being A* or A grades.  These are Stonyhurst’s second best GCSE results ever, and not far off the impressive record of 51% A*- A achieved last year. Amongst the top performers were Celina Guzkowska with 8 A*s and 3...
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Excellent Examination Results at Stonyhurst

Pupils at Stonyhurst are celebrating their success as the College has once again achieved an exceptionally good set of A level results.  This year, 69% of all results were A*, A or B grades, whilst 44% were A* or A grades.  Results were excellent across all subjects, with particularly outstanding results achieved in Chemistry, Economics, History, Maths, Physics, Politics and Theology. The year's top performer at Stonyhurst was George Cowperthwaite, who achieved an incredible 5 A* grades...
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Fantastic Trophy win for Stonyhurst team at Bisley

Stonyhurst College shooting team has just returned from a very successful trip to the Bisley International Shooting Competition (10-15 July 16). The team consisted of Edward Belderbos, Ryan Coe, Thomas Wroblewski, Harry Isley, Celina Guzkowska, Elizabeth Simpson-Pattison and Samuel Clews.  They won the Gallery Rifle Range Competition, leaving with the Financial Times Trophy and 4 Gold Medals. Elizabeth Simpson Pattison also came 3rd in the Clay Pigeon Competition, winning a Bronze...

Stonyhurst opens as a SAT testing centre

We are delighted to announce that Stonyhurst has officially opened as a SAT testing centre for the 2016/17 academic year.  This has been a long awaited development which reflects the growing interest of many of our students in international study. Our students will now be able to take the test within their own environment, eliminating any travelling time to centres elsewhere, which we hope will reduce additional stress on the day. The limited places we have available are also open to external...
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Stonyhurst’s outstanding IB results

Stonyhurst’s International Baccalaureate students have been celebrating their success today, as results for the IB Diploma Programme were published across the world. The IB Diploma awards a maximum score of 45 points.  The average score per IB diploma student at Stonyhurst was extremely high this year at 35.7 points. This is the equivalent of more than 4 As at A level.  This score is also significantly higher than Stonyhurst’s average last year of 32.0 points, achieved by the first ever...
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Grease – ‘ Their best performance yet ’

The theatre at Stonyhurst St Mary’s Hall was transformed into Rhydell High last week when parents were wowed by the schools production of Grease.   Performed by the pupils of Figures and Rudiments their stunning lead vocals, superb acting and side splitting humour had everyone in the theatre tapping their feet and singing along to the music. A truly momentous show that was enjoyed by all and will most certainly be remembered for years to come.
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