Men & Women for Others
Faith School partnership
The phrase ‘men and women for others’ originated in an address made by Fr Pedro Arrupe, the 28th Superior General of the Jesuits, on the Feast Day of St. Ignatius (the Jesuit founder) in 1973. Arrupe emphasised that a Jesuit education was about more than simply teaching children; it was about helping pupils to strive for the ideal of helping other people.
Arrupe’s example is one of the fundamental aims of a Stonyhurst education, and is manifested in the school’s daily life in a number of ways. The Emmaus Centre runs the Arrupe voluntary service programme, which encourages Poets (Year 12) to offer their help to the local community. Over 70% of our Poets take part in the scheme, working each week in local primary schools, homes for the elderly, charity shops, hospices, special schools and Riding for the Disabled.
In addition to the Arrupe programme there are a number of activities, societies and committees run throughout the school. Learning to Care (or LTC) is a registered charity run by the pupils of Stonyhurst, raising money for a number of different causes in a variety of ways. The Stonyhurst Children’s Holiday Trust (SCHT) raises money for, and runs an annual summer holiday for disabled children. This week is a challenging but incredibly enjoyable and rewarding week for everyone involved.
Pupils at St Peter's, our parter Jesuit school in Zimbabwe