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Newfield School wheelchair dancers visit the College

We were delighted to once again welcome staff and pupils from Newfield School, Blackburn to the College.  Stonyhurst College has a twenty-year relationship with Newfield, and its previous incarnation as Dame Evelyn Fox School; attending a weekly ‘wheelchair dancing’ session for pupils who have a range of physical and learning disabilities.  It was lovely to have the children visit the College for the final meeting of the year.  After a quick lunch we had a stroll down the avenue to...
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Learning to be ‘Men and Women for Others’ during Enrichment Week at SMH

At the beginning of our Enrichment Week, Figures (Year 7) pupils at SMH had a day exploring the meaning of our Ignatian calling to be ‘Men and Women for Others’. The  morning began with a visit from Dr Caroline Hull from Aid to the Church in Need.  Using images of pictures drawn by refugee children of their plight in war torn Syria, Dr Hull touched the hearts and minds of our pupils.  They responded to her invitation to write prayers and messages of hope to refugee and displaced...
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Business and Economics pupils visit Jaguar Land Rover

The Business and Economics IB and A Level pupils enjoyed an introductory presentation to Jaguar Land Rover, followed by a tour of the Halewood factory, where they produce the Evoque and the Discovery models. It was a fantastic opportunity for pupils to see British manufacturing in practice.
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Great Academies 2017 gallery – Friday photos

The Friday afternoon and evening of Great Academies provided, as ever, a wide range of events, displays and performances both musical and dramatic. Here are some photographs of: the LTC Tennis finals in the new Glassbrook Tennis Dome; the re-opened Arundell, Bay and Square Libraries; the Stonyhurst Association's Reception in the Top Refectory; CCF displays; the Concert in the Academy Room; the Parents vs. Pupils Golf match; the Dance Academy's performance of Tolkein's...
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May Procession and Mass at St Mary’s Hall

On Wednesday 24th May, we held our May Procession in honour of Our Lady. We were joined by Holy Mary school from Madrid, who have been spending the week with us. It was the first time in a few years that the weather allowed us to follow the procession with Mass on the front lawns. Freddie and Katie (sacristans) led the procession with Fr Peter; our younger children, carrying their posies of flowers, joined us as we passed Hodder House. Mr Mann led us in the singing of "Immaculate Mary" as...
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Enterprising OS brothers welcome current pupil

Just before half-term, Poetry pupil William had the opportunity to visit the highly successful Dewlay Cheese factory in nearby Garstang.  He was given a full tour of the busy organisation by Richard and Nick Kenyon (OS), the brothers who run this iconic local business. After watching the production of the award-winning cheeses from the spectacular viewing gallery, Will was able to quiz the Kenyon brothers on how to set up and run a small to medium enterprise that has quality, excellence...
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Great Academies 2017

After the concerts, performances and exhibitions of the Friday of Great Academies, we bade a formal farewell to Rhetoric 2017 on the Saturday. In his speech at Prize-giving, Headmaster John Browne paid tribute to the year-group, saying: "Thank you for who you are and for all that you have contributed." We wish them every success as they finish their exams and begin the next stage of their lives, and we look forward to seeing and hearing how they use their many and varied talents to become...
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Summer Term with the Politics Society

As the General Election campaign has unfolded elsewhere in the UK, the Stonyhurst Politics Society has been busy as ever.  This is political discourse of a different kind, tailored primarily to supporting those on the A-level course, but also providing an excellent forum for learning and discussion open to all our pupils. The speakers in the first half of the Summer Term have included: Dr Mike Simpson of Bradford University, who gave an interesting and wide-ranging account of voting...
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Rudiments on Retreat

Rudiments (Year 8) recently had their annual retreat day at Waddow Hall near Clitheroe. The theme of the retreat was the Jesuit Pupil Profile virtue of “Faith-filled”; having faith in ourselves, in each other and Christ. This was an opportunity for the pupils to step back from their busy lives and to deepen their relationship with God. The retreat was led by Mary Farmer and we were also joined by three Franciscans: Sister Faustina, Sister Chiara and Fr. Christopher. The day...
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Glassbrook Tennis Dome opened by Tim Henman

Budding tennis players gained tips from the top as former British No 1 Tim Henman played guest of honour at the opening of a new world-class tennis dome at Stonyhurst. The new 1,375m2 air-dome facility titled ‘The Glassbrook Dome’ was officially opened by the four-time Wimbledon semi-finalist. The tennis legend was on-hand to share his expert tips and meet with pupils via an interactive coaching session on court. This was followed by a blessing from Fr John Twist SJ and then an...
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Fire & Ice – Higher Line Geography Trip

As last term drew to a close, twenty Higher Line geographers set off to Iceland with Mrs Crossley and Mrs Whalley. They had a fantastic four days sightseeing, viewing a whole range of spectacular geographical features including waterfalls, geysers, glaciers, a geothermal power station, and bathing in hot springs. On the first night, they were lucky enough to see a fabulous display of the Northern Lights before bed and even had time for some more urban geography with a tour of Reykjavik...
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A blessed beginning for the next phase of the CHC

On Monday 1st May, Feast of St Joseph the Worker, the site of Theodore House - the Retreat, Study and Leadership Centre of the Christian Heritage Centre at Stonyhurst (CHC) - was blessed, ahead of the building works, which have begun this week. The site, which was originally a 19th century mill providing wheat for the College fell into disrepair, and has now been taken on by the Christian Heritage Centre to forward its aims of creating accessibility to the unique Stonyhurst Collections and...
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New Neighbours visit Stonyhurst Mission Garden

On Thursday 27th April, we were visited by Michael and Cynthia Hewitt who volunteer for New Neighbours, a service that supports refugees in Burnley.  They brought one of the refugees, originally from Iraq, to see the new Galilee Garden that will provide fresh fruit and vegetables for families placed in Burnley.  Will Fildes, Neamh Stephenson, Anna Cookson and Mrs Strain started the tour by showing the group around the Mission Garden and gave them some freshly grown produce, tomato plants and...
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St Peter’s Church Homilies John 9:41

“Now that you say ‘We see’ your sin remains.”  (John 9:41) The solicitor standing up in court appeared to be at a severe disadvantage: he was blind.   The lawyers on the other side thought it would be easy for them; after all the man could not even see.  They had all the notes and documents laid out in front of them, every piece of evidence in piles of papers right under their eyes.  But they did a lot of fidgeting rummaging through them, often getting confused with the heaps of...
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Poets visit the annual UCAS Exhibition

On 14 March the whole of Poetry (year 12) enjoyed a visit to Manchester's Central Convention Complex for the North West UCAS Exhibition. They spoke with admissions tutors and student ambassadors, collecting undergraduate prospectuses to further their research into universities and courses they might apply for. Next week two groups of 24 Poets will also attend the annual Oxbridge conference.  This will give them a wonderful opportunity to talk to current students and tutors, from both Oxford...
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Splash of purple day at Stonyhurst St Mary’s Hall

On Tuesday March 14th Stonyhurst St Mary’s Hall held a “Splash of Purple” day. The children were invited to bring in £1 to wear home clothes which included something purple. This is the colour of Lent; it recalls the sorrow of Christ’s suffering and his kingship in the Resurrection at Easter At the beginning of Lent, in a wonderful assembly from Upper Prep, we learned how Cafod is helping the poorest to help themselves, through the “Big Fish” project. Florence lost her...
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Stonyhurst St Mary’s Hall children design their own boat

Upper Elements children have been busy designing boats from recycled materials to “launch” their IPC unit on Raging Rivers. The children were given a design brief to create a small boat which would be able to sail down one of the streams in the woods at Stonyhurst. Waiting for a fine day proved to be impossible so they set out on a grey, cloudy day with variously sized (evidently the word small is open to interpretation) vessels being carried by their proud owners. Once they arrived at...
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