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ration of our pupils’ Great Academies this term was a wonderful celeb Since then our Rhetoricians achievements, and of all that Stonyhurst has to offer. believe, a determination to make have left for the next stage in their lives, with, I our Poets challenged after their a difference. Poetry Enrichment Week has kept a dozen alumni who talked AS exams, including a careers fair attended by over have returned from Holy about their respective professions. Syntax pilgrims a Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Island and yet another group is poised to undertake expedition, this time in the Yorkshire Dales.

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Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme – 119 awards gained this year! Six Rhetoricians* completed their Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Gold qualifying expedition at Easter. Lotte Morris, Alice Holden, Ralph Ume, Paddy Phoenix, Nick Leigh and Natalya Filvarova walked approximately 50 miles over 4 days. Starting in the Dolwydellan Valley, the route crossed to the Gwynant Valley and area around Beddgelert, climbing over the shoulder of Snowdon before finishing in Capel Curig.

Alice, Nick, Lotte, Paddy, Ralph and Natalya

The weather over the first 2 days was dreadful, with very strong winds driving horizontal rain at the group. They wild-camped on the first night, high above the Gwynant valley, and showed fabulous team spirit throughout in challenging conditions. In their expedition presentation afterwards they all said that it was an incredibly rewarding experience, despite being the greatest physical and mental challenge they had yet had to face! As well as a 4-day expedition, the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme includes a voluntary service component. For this, Lotte, Alice, Ralph and Paddy served in the Stonyhurst CCF; Nick and Natalya worked with the children at Acorns Special Primary School and are involved in the executive committee for Stonyhurst Children’s Holiday Week Trust. The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme is going from strength to strength at Stonyhurst, with 119 awards completed since September 2012! * Rhetoric is year 13; Poetry – year 12; Syntax – year 11; Grammar – year 10; Lower Grammar – year 9

A Silver expedition

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Top Brass! Three Stonyhurst musicians gain diplomas Shannon Gateley (Poetry), Charlotte Redmond (Rhetoric) and Noah Williams (Grammar) have gained diplomas from the London College of Music. Each gave a 20 minute recital: Charlotte and Noah, both trombonists, played Rimsky Korsakov’s Trombone Concerto (1st movement), Saint-Saens’ Cavatine, Leonard Bernstein’s Elegy for Mippy II and Edward Gregson’s Divertimento. Shannon, a trumpeter, played the Trumpet Concerto by Luigi Otto and Andante et Scherzo by Henri Busser. Their teacher, Mr Greg Banks, said: ‘They are all very committed musicians and play in many different ensembles at Stonyhurst. Their success is well deserved.”

Noah Williams, Shannon Gately, Charlotte Redmond and, brass teacher, Mr Greg Banks

From East to West – the Wah Yan and Stonyhurst Concert Following Big Band’s tour of Hong Kong and China last autumn, pupils from Wah Yan College, Hong Kong, visited Stonyhurst in April, and performed an enchanting recital of traditional Chinese music. Their programme included performances on the Dizi (a bamboo flute), the Erhu (a 2-stringed instrument), the Da Ruan, which is like a mandolin, the Yangqin (a dulcimer), and the War Drum. Pieces such as Water Lily, Fisherman 4 STONYHURST NEWS

singing in the evening and Purple bamboo melody were highly evocative of Chinese landscapes and transported the audience to another world. After the interval the Stonyhurst Big Band played a more familiar repertory of Chattanooga Choo Choo, Woodchoppers’ Ball and Rock This Town. The Wah Yan musicians then performed Western music such as Mozart’s Eine kleine Nachtmusik

and Chopin’s Nocturne in B major. Finally, Wah Yan performed traditional New Year music called Happiness on Western and Chinese instruments. The audience then heard the world première of Jazzy Happiness, a swing version by Mr Greg Mann for the Stonyhurst and Wah Yan ensembles, perfectly demonstrating the success of the two schools’ musical and cultural partnership.


SCUBA DIVING TRIP

From left to right: Oisin Brady, Rory Bannigan, Arthur Littlewood, Joel Raines, Tom Wroblewski

Tom Wroblewski (Lower Grammar) writes... I was lucky enough to be one of five pupils in LG who enjoyed an amazing 5-day diving experience on the island of Lanzarote during half-term. We stayed in Puerto del Carmen, a tourist town on the South East coast of Lanzarote, and had diving instruction from expert divers at Canary Island Dive Centre. We completed dives of up to 18 metres deep, and each dive was around 40–50 minutes long. We were all really proud to have gained our PADI Open Water Diver Certificates by the end of the trip. During the dives in crystal clear waters, with visibility of 20 metres, we had the privilege of seeing, and getting close to, many beautiful sea creatures. These included, amongst a vast number of species: the Ornate Wrasse, which are small brightly coloured fish, bright red and yellow Parrot Fish, Canary Damselfish, Seahorses, Starfish and even an Angel Shark. Thankfully, this species of shark does not attack if left alone, so we treated it with respect and admired it from a safe distance! As a sport, diving is about being able to appreciate creatures that you would not otherwise get the chance to see face to face.

Although you do need to be able to swim, the fins (divers don’t call them flippers!) help you swim over long distances easily. Divers always have a dive buddy and communicate underwater by hand signals. There is quite a lot to learn, but during the winter months we had been practising in the school swimming pool under the instruction of the East Lancs Divers. It was great to be able to use those skills in the beautiful warm waters of the Atlantic Ocean, which is an experience we will never forget. We are hoping to be able to dive abroad again to complete our Advanced Open Water Diver Course. Thank you to Miss Lane and Mr Sharples for organising such a great trip! STONYHURST NEWS 5


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Stonyhurst cadets planted 350 trees on the Peel Estate in the Forest of Bowland for the Woodland Trust, in celebration of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. The trees are all British native species and were planted, staked and protected in under an hour, thanks to the efficient spade work of 38 boys and girls in Grammar. The operation was

overseen by Junior Under Officers, James Powell, Lotte Morris and Alice Holden, and Lt Col. Andrew Barber. Col. Frank Hewitt gave the cadets a demonstration in tree-planting, pointing out that they might return one day to see a mature copse. Their hard work was rewarded with a delicious tea at Knowlmere Manor.

STONYHURST SHOOTING IS BEST IN THE REGION! Stonyhurst’s shooting teams have won all 3 trophies in the North West CCF Loyals and Home Guard Shooting Competition, beating all other contingents in the region! The Loyals Team Cup, Home Guard Team Cup and Best Individual Winner, were all presented by Major John Walkden, Officer Commading Cadets, from 42 Brigade, accompanied by Sergeant Dylan Musgrave, on their visit to Stonyhurst this term. Lt Col. Andrew Barber, CO of the Stonyhurst CCF, said: “It has been eleven years since Stonyhurst won any of these trophies; to have won three is an excellent achievement. Congratulations to all the teams on this major success!” 6 STONYHURST NEWS


Poetry’s Post AS Programme The Politics students made their annual pilgrimage to the Palace of Westminster, visiting the UK Supreme Court and attending Prime Minister’s Questions. Geographers and Classicists also travelled to London, to visit the British Museum. Modern Foreign Linguists were inspired by the Worldwise Learning Centre, at UCLAN, Preston; Design Technologists visited the Halewood Range Rover factory and Business Studies students visited Graham and Brown Ltd. The English and Drama departments went to the theatre.

The Careers Department organised a visit to York University, a UCAS day and an OS Careers evening, at which various alumni spoke about their respective careers and university courses, and answered many questions. Mr Andy Lord, Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder of The Rethink Group PLC, gave a presentation on how to prepare a good CV and make connections in industry. Poets also acquired some vital skills in self defence and first aid, thanks to the expert instruction of Captain Robinson and Mrs Nicola Fogden, and an insight into the lives of people with disabilities. This very useful week culminated in a walk in the local countryside and a barbecue.

Post AS

As well as beginning their A2 courses straight after AS exams, Poetry benefited from a wide range range of activities, trips and presentations during Poetry Enrichment Week.

Mrs Fogden demonstrates the recovery position….

….and Captain Robinson fends off an attacker!

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Junior Regional Performance Centre Georgia Raines (Grammar) has been selected to attend the U15 Junior Regional Performance Centre for hockey this summer. She is part of a squad of thirty six girls who will all be competing for a place in the final squad which is the equivalent of North of England standard.

Athletics

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sport Girls’ Games Awards Night Almost a hundred girls and staff attended the annual Girls’ Games Awards Night, in celebration of another fantastic year of sporting achievement. Captains and coaches for hockey, netball, swimming, badminton and football each reviewed the season as the awards were made, culminating with the ‘big three’: Team of the Year – 1st Netball; Sports Personality of the Year – Anastasia Andrews, and Queens Cup – Lotte Morris.

The Inter Girls Athletics team reached the second round of the English Schools Athletics this term by coming second in their first round meet at Witton Park. Individual winners were Leah Bailey (Triple Jump and 100 m), Georgia Raines (Javelin), Bethan Barber (200 m) and Zebe Graham (300 m). Temi Bamkole was second in the 100 m and Eleanor Charles also came second in the Javelin. At Stanley Park in the second round the team performed well despite some awful weather conditions, coming fifth out of fourteen schools. One school record has been broken with Leah Bailey achieving 9.35 m in the Triple Jump and Zebe Graham equalled the High Jump record clearing 1.35 m. Kate Halpin also did very well in Discus.

Back row: Mr Jonathan Sharples, Matthew Dawson, Darren Chin, Julian Chin Front row: Ploy Rungsimuntoran, LK Virojanakul, Alison Tam, Silvia Zhu

mixed badminton Lotte Morris, winner of Queen Cup 8 STONYHURST NEWS

The Stonyhurst U16 Mixed Badminton team won the County U16 Competition for the first time ever, beating St. Michael’s Chorley 5-4 in the Final of the Red Rose Championship. This is a fantastic achievement and is the season’s second Badminton trophy, after the U19 Red Rose Boys was won in March.


A place at the English National Ballet School

Iona Graham (Syntax) has been awarded a place at the prestigious English National Ballet School in London. She will begin a three year programme in September, leading to a BA Honours in Professional Practice (Arts).

Iona has been dancing since she was 2 years old. Over the last 7 years she has travelled to Leeds, Birmingham or Manchester every weekend to train with The Royal Ballet School, and has attended workshops and residential courses at

The Royal Ballet School in Richmond and Covent Garden every summer. We wish Iona the very best of luck with her vocational training and look forward to watching her on stage in the future! STONYHURST NEWS 9


GREAT ACADEMIES

2013

85 individuals ready to move on and change the lives of others for the better. Head of Line Charlotte Redmond pays tribute to the leavers of 2013

Rhetoricians after the Leavers’ Mass

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From left to right: Diego Ordonez Herrera, Professor Neil Scolding, Mr Andrew Johnson and Charlotte Redmond.

The Guest of Honour at Great Academies was the internationally renowned neurologist, Professor Neil Scolding. In his speech, he said that while it is important to celebrate success, every ‘failure’ or set-back is an opportunity to become more resilient and determined, and to be reminded of God’s plan for us. The Heads of the Line paid tribute to Stonyhurst’s dedicated teachers and to all parents for their constant support. Charlotte said: “There are at least 3 future doctors here whom I would gladly trust with my life; lawyers and economists ready to take on our challenging world; scientists and engineers going on to discover and create, philosophers, linguists, entrepreneurs and journalists – 85 individuals ready to move on and change the lives of others for the better.” The Headmaster spoke of the need to equip young people to meet the challenges of the future, as reflective, determined, globally minded people of integrity.


CCF Gun Run

Schola Cantorum concert

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Boys’

sport College golfers then competed for the coveted Captain’s Trophy. Golfers from all Playrooms took part after watching Tom Calder drive into office as Captain of the Stonyhurst Golf Society. In a thrilling finale there was an unprecedented extra-hole play off after Philip Jungnickel (Grammar) and Matt Radley (Poetry) had beaten the rest of the field to record identical scores. As the two came down the ninth the drama was palpable! The Grammarian beat the Poet by one shot on the extra hole and Phil became the youngest ever winner of the Captain’s Day Trophy.

Rugby

With 50% of matches lost to rain, 2 won, 2 lost and 1 drawn, it has been a mixed season for the 1st XV, captained by Joe Lord. Our bowlers have all performed well at different times and fielding has been enthusiastic but the greatest success with the bat has been Grammarian Josh Katz who has top scored in every game including the only 50 of the season so far. So too for the U14s: the boys put in a confident opening performance

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golf

The 2013 golf season teed off with the much anticipated fixture against the OS Wanderers. This keenly fought annual event ended in an honourable draw as the College’s final pairing fought back to secure the point that tied the match at 3-3. Unfortunately for the College this result means the Wanderers retain the trophy for yet another year!

Tom Calder hands over the Captain’s Day Trophy to Philip Jungnickel

against Rossall, which included a 98 not out from Christian Butschok-Brain and a 67 from Sebastian Dean, and progressed to the Lancashire Cup third round, but a batting collapse forced a premature exit. Against Merchant Taylor’s, a determined bowling and fielding display (led by George Pearson who took 2-5 from his six overs) restricted the visitors to 112, and an epic game ended in victory for Stonyhurst by 3 wickets, with Elliott Obatoyinbo unbeaten on 38.

This year has been a steep learning curve for the U15s and all players have made much improvement throughout the season, both individually and as a team. A win against Rossall at the start had a great display from Dominic Sparks on debut (0-3). A heavy loss in the Lancashire Cup preceded two good performances against Audenshaw and Merchant Taylor’s where the team demonstrated good fielding and bowling accuracy.

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Victor Keunen and Favour Maduka (both in Syntax) have been selected to play rugby for the England U16s, and played Wales in Oxford at Easter. Both boys played really well and were influential in the team’s 32-26 victory!

Stonyhurst’s senior rugby players will go on tour to South Africa this summer. Five games against community teams are scheduled as well as some truly amazing opportunities for exploring the country. These include a safari at the Mabula Game Reserve, shark cage-diving, a visit to Robben Island, ascending Table Mountain by cable-car to view Cape Town and a canopy tour in the Magaliesburg mountain range. We look forward to following their progress and wish them every success on this fabulous tour.

The Stonyhurst Basketball team – 2013 winners of the Lancashire U18 Basketball Competition

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Tales from the A stunning performance of Tales from the Arabian Nights was given at Great Academies by over 80 dancers and actors aged 3 to 18. Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, The Ruined Man who Became Rich Again and The Hound, The Witch and The Horseman were specially devised by the pupils, dance and drama staff in a range of performance styles, including Japanese theatre, Mish-Mash and Roald Dahl-inspired verse speaking.

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The talented cast transfixed the audience with their storytelling skill and totally engaging performances. Dancers then gave a dazzling performance of Aladdin, choreographed for a heady mix of classical ballet, tap, modern and street dance, to music by Carl Davis, Nielsen and the Pussycat Dolls! It was a superb evening of comedy, tragedy, love and cruelty – all vital ingredients of good stories – combined with agility and grace, framed in a sumptuous, silken set. At the curtain-call, the cast of over 80 pupils thanked dance teachers Anna Southward and Andrea Morrison, and gave a heart-felt tribute to Head of Drama, Johanna Egar, who leaves us this term for Truro School.

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Photo taken by Milly Bolton

Spanish Exchange After a very enjoyable hosting of our Spanish friends from San José in the Easter term, fourteen Grammarians set out for the return visit to our fellow Jesuit school in the Basque country in April. The group visited the Holy House (a museum about the Jesuits), Bilbao, Loyola and San Sebastian. The highlight of their days in school was possibly making and eating Tortilla!

German Exchange In April, a record-breaking 19 Grammarians took part in the annual German exchange trip to our Jesuit partner school in the Black Forest, Kolleg Sankt Blasien. During their stay, pupils attended lessons with their exchange partners and went on day-trips to Freiburg and Konstanz, staying either with local host families or experiencing German boarding life. Ashton McCann commented: “I enjoyed my time in Germany and would like to visit Melanie and the other girls again.” 16 STONYHURST NEWS


A Trip to Stratford After their impressive performances of three Shakespeare plays last term, Rudiments (year 8) were treated to a trip to Stratford in June. They visited Shakespeare’s birthplace, Nash’s House, New Place and Hall’s Croft, the Jacobean home of Shakespeare’s daughter Susanna, taking time to stop for an ice-cream outside the theatre. The children learned a great deal about Tudor England, engaging enthusiastically with their tour guides, whose knowledge was tested extensively with many questions! After this educational afternoon they went on to the RSC to watch Hamlet – an interesting interpretation set in what appeared to be a 1970s dilapidated village hall, which provoked intense discussion. The next day the children visited Shakespeare’s grave, before heading out to Anne Hathaway’s Cottage and gardens, and Mary Arden’s Farm.

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Britain’s Secret Homes George Bonney (Lower Grammar) as the young Conan Doyle

PREP CAMP Thirty seven excited children in Prep (years 3 and 4) learnt the art of preparing and packing for a mini expedition and hiked out to the camp site in the Stonyhurst grounds. Lieutenant Colonel Barber, Sergeant Major Clare and members of the Stonyhurst CCF organised and ran wildly exciting activities such as a cadet assault course, sampling surprisingly tasty army rations, an observation challenge, ‘capture the flag’ and paint ball target shooting in the woods. After a hearty lunch, the children were treated to specialist bush craft training by the one and only Captain Robinson. They learnt how to make fire and to keep themselves healthy and safe in the outdoors. After being shown how to make a variety of shelters, the children worked solidly in four teams to build an outstanding shelter that was deemed by the judges to be, ‘fit for a Colonel.’ Well done Prep! The changeable weather didn’t dampen spirits but a dreadful forecast persuaded us to take the camping indoors. The children really enjoyed the experience and Grace Keating had the added treat of a giant birthday sleepover with enough birthday cake and hot chocolate for all. Apart from being great fun, Prep Camp provides invaluable experience of a night away from home in preparation for longer residential trips further up the school. 18 STONYHURST NEWS

Stonyhurst featured in ITV’s new series of Britain’s Secret Homes, which was broadcast in June. Anthony Horowitz, author of the Alex Rider series and Foyle’s War, talked to archivist David Knight about how Stonyhurst inspired Arthur Conan Doyle to write his Sherlock Holmes stories. Four pupils were involved in the filming of a short drama about Conan Doyle’s school days, for which they donned period costume, and an Irish bloodhound made a guest appearance as a Baskerville hound prowling the Dark Walk.


Elementary, my dear Watson Why is the Higgins-Winchester Trophy for Excellence missing from its cabinet? Why were Muriel and Abigail absent from assembly and what had they been arguing about? When a blood-curdling scream is heard and Abigail is found spread-eagled on the ground, it’s time to call on Sherlock Holmes.

mathematical equations and forensic science led them to the conclusion that Abigail was not pushed but fell.

With thanks to Dr Catherine Robinson for devising such a brilliant day, Mrs Julia Burgess for setting up the experiments and Mr Michael Flanagan for agreeing to make another dramatic guest appearance at St Mary’s Hall.

Gifted and talented pupils from SMH and local schools assisted Sherlock Holmes in solving a mystery. A level Theatre Studies students devised and performed a play based upon the work of Old Stonyhurstian Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, in which a trail of clues was left. Pupils then used modern forensic science techniques, including fingerprinting, ink chromatology, and fabric analysis to identify their culprit. The team of detectives interviewed suspects, collected finger prints, fragments of fabric found at the scene and a letter. Logical reasoning,

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Callum Riley, High Jump

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Alvaro Taboada, Boys Athletics Captain

Boys

Girls Rounders

In April, Player of the Season, Tom Walter represented the Rugby Team ‘The Lambs’ (formerly known as The Prep School Barbarians). In a three match tour of Toulouse, they proved too strong for their French opposition, winning all three games at a canter.

Once again the girls have had a successful term on the rounders pitch, enjoying a little sunshine along the way. The U12s have gone undefeated, displaying outstanding teamwork and good tactical awareness. The U13s have represented the school to an extremely high standard, contributing with much enthusiasm. Ellie Hurst has been a superb captain, encouraging her peers both on and off the field. Lower down the school the U9s enjoyed their first rounders fixture against Giggleswick and are stars in the making!

Our U13 Boys Medley Relay Team qualified for this year’s national Finals in Crawley: Callum Riley (Captain), Harry Walker, Gonzalo Duran and Tom Walter smashed their personal best by 51/ 2 seconds in the final. Harry Walker, Most Improved Swimmer of the Year, swam a personal best to come 14th in the country in the Under 13 Boys 50 m Backstroke. And Swimmer of the Year, Iwan Timmins, qualified for the Final on the day and came seventh in the country, smashing his personal best by half a second in the U12 Boys 50 m Freestyle event.

Athletics

The 1st XI embarked on a mini-tour to the West Midlands, playing Winterfold House and The Elms School. 1st XI Cricket Coach, Paul Garlington, was ‘delighted’ with the way the boys conducted themselves on and off the field. At The Ryleys, Tom Walter scored 103 not out as his side made 163 for 5 (dec), and St Mary’s Hall ran out comfortable winners.

Many pupils from Elements (Years 5 and 6) to Rudiments (Year 8) have qualified for the National Finals held in Birmingham in July. Good luck to Tobias Dean (javelin), Keavey McManamon (discus), Rose Weld-Blundell (high jump) and Charlotte Watmough (shot put) who will be representing St Mary’s Hall at this competition.

In Athletics, the SMH Junior Boys qualified for the ‘B’ Final at Stanley Park. Their target was to score more points than in the qualifying round, which they did, by 20 points.

Amelia Laking, Girls Athletics Captain, running the 1500 m

Rose Weld Blundell & Tia Algar competing in the 100 m sprint at the IAPs qualifiers

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Every child in Prep and Elements (years 3 to 6) took part in the May Melodies concert, singing songs from the musicals Annie and Oliver, and playing solos on almost every orchestral instrument, from flute to tuba, and on the piano. About a third of the soloists were making their concert début alongside some more seasoned performers. Their music teacher, Mrs Rosanne Walker, said: “The children worked extremely hard in preparation and I was very proud of them all. It augurs well for the future of Stonyhurst’s music!”

...I was very proud of them all.

Melodies

Mrs Rosanne Walker, Music Teacher

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Dawn Mass, Longridge Fell

Gandalf calls Hodder House marathon

Gandalf paid a surprise visit to Hodder House on May Day, to everyone’s delight! Who better to assist with science than a wizard,or to lead a Hobbit hunt in the woods?

Confirmation Bishop Terence Brain, Bishop of Salford, confirmed thirty-four pupils at Stonyhurst this term

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Development News Parent Social Events We held our fourth Ladies Lunch this term, which was a wonderful opportunity for parents from College, SMH and Hodder House to get together. Just over £1,000 was raised towards the funding of a GPS system for our Duke of Edinburgh expeditions. Our guest speaker was the renowned midwife and author Sheena Byrom OBE.

Telephone Campaign We are pleased to announce that, as part of our ongoing fundraising efforts, we will be running a telethon in August. Our team of OS will be calling a selection of alumni to find out about their time at, and after, Stonyhurst, and to seek important support for the Annual Fund and Bursaries. We are currently recruiting our team and are very excited about starting the campaign. Thomas Weld Annual Lunch The annual Thomas Weld Society Lunch is being held on Saturday 12th October in the Top Refectory.

The next event will be on October 2nd and will be a Wine and Cheese tasting evening in the Top Refectory, hosted by current parent Craig Bancroft and Nick Kenyon (OS 1987–1995) from Dewlay Cheese in Garstang. Tickets are £10 each and are available from the Development Office. Gibraltar We had a very successful trip to Gibraltar in June to meet with OS, former, current and prospective parents. A wonderful evening event in a stunning venue was held at the top of The Rock on Wednesday the 19th June. Over 60 people attended and the Headmaster updated everyone on recent successes and thanked OS for their support of Stonyhurst. We would also like to thank those people who generously gave a donation to the Development Fund during our visit. The Headmaster, Peter Anwyl (formerly Headmaster of SMH) and Rachel Hindle met with the Chief Minister, Fabien Picardo, who recognised the contribution Stonyhurst alumni make to the Gibraltarian economy. The Headmaster was also interviewed by Gibraltar TV for the evening news programme.

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Membership of the Thomas Weld Society is open to all those who have pledged to remember Stonyhurst in their Will. Parents Social Committee We now have a committee of parents from College, SMH and Hodder House who have kindly offered to help us organise events for parents. The Chair of the committee is Cheryl Burke and she will be happy to talk to you about any ideas or suggestions you may have. Please contact Cheryl at development@stonyhurst.ac.uk. London Convivium The Development Office and the Stonyhurst Association jointly hosted a very successful London Convivium with a cruise on the River Thames. The evening began with a warm welcome from the Headmaster and James Hanratty, the Association President. For further information please contact Rachel Hindle, Development Director, tel: 01254 827 147 or email: development@stonyhurst.ac.uk

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