Stonyhurst College Poetry Banquet raises £15,000
PUBLISHED: 18:00 22 March 2016
A ball organised by Stonyhurst College sixth-form students has raised more than £15,000 to give a holiday to children from local special schools.
Stonyhurst College Poetry Banquet
Waiters at the ready
MCs Tom Wroblewski and Zoe Ashcroft
Sharon, Joshua, Matthew and Andrew Radley
Sue and Nicholas Wright
Jeremy, Eleanor and Josephine Wager
LAN Apr16 Stonyhurst Ball
Harriet Morgan and Emily Ainscough
Simon and Carolyn Charles
Andrew and Dawn Johnson
Sean, Florence and Catherine Wells
Bugsy Girls dance the Charleston
Every boy and girl in Stonyhurst’s year 12 was involved in planning and running the event, which was enjoyed by over 250 guests. As well as waiting on tables, students provided entertainment in keeping with the event’s theme – the 1920s.
Funds raised from ticket sales, an auction and a raffle, go to the Stonyhurst Children’s Holiday Trust. The annual event is known as The Poetry Banquet because year 12 is known as ‘Poetry’ at the historic school.
Headmaster Andrew Johnson said: ‘I am always very proud of our students on these occasions. They all work as a team to produce a first-class event for a very good cause and they have certainly excelled themselves this year.’