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Pupils at Jesuit schools in Glasgow, Lancashire and London got together this week to share ideas about how to tackle climate change.  Tree-planting, vegetable gardens, lobbying politicians about renewable energy – these are some of the activities already underway in Jesuit schools up and down the country. A team from Jesuit Missions went to meet pupils who are keen to develop new ideas ahead of COP26.A pupil from Wimbledon College (one of the Jesuit schools taking part in discussions this...
Pupils from Jesuit schools Wimbledon College, Donhead and St John’s Beaumont will perform their own compositions at Sacred Heart Church, Wimbledon. They will be joined by The Dionysus Ensemble to use music to highlight the current climate crisis.Richard Greenwood, Outreach and Communications Manager at Jesuit Missions said, “It will be fantastic to hear what our young people have created. Climate Change is a massive challenge for the entire world, and this is just another way of young people...
Wimbledon College students address the Council at the civic centre
Sponsoring refugeesA delegation of boys and staff from Wimbledon College celebrated Refugee Week with a landmark event at Merton Civic Centre on Friday where they made public commitment to sponsoring a refugee family.  The event was organised by Merton Citizens – part of the Citizens UK community organizing movement.Following the example of a number of churches around the borough, including Sacred Heart in Wimbledon, a consortium of Merton faith schools agreed to work together to raise the...
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The Jesuits in Britain's online prayer ministry, Pray As You Go, collaborated with the Catholic Youth Ministry Federation for a special resource to be presented at the 2019 Flame Congress. The event, which took place on Saturday 2 March at Wembley Arena, is the biggest Catholic youth gathering in England and Wales.This year, over 8,000 participants arrived from all over the country, and some even from overseas. The theme for the day was ‘Significance’, defined as “worthy of attention,” “with...
As a Jesuit school, St Aloysius's College has set aside ten minutes each day during the season of Advent to pray the Examen in quiet reflection and contemplation.The Examination of Consciousness (commonly called the examen) is a technique of prayerful reflection and meditation on the events of the day in order to detect God's presence and discern his direction for us.St Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Jesuits, developed the examen as a way of detecting God’s presence and activity in our...
Shaninga Marasha
“The measure of the success isn’t in the grades I get but in the impact I make and the loyalty I leave,” says Shaninga Marasha, a former Head Boy of Wimbledon College and the CEO of the Big Kid Foundation, a London-based charity fighting on the frontlines of London’s knife crime epidemic.The Sinnott Society is a group consisting of former pupils of Wimbledon College and on the 11th October over 15 members attended their biannual meeting at the College, along with several current Sixth...
Wimbledon College presenting at Merton Citizens launch
The London Borough of Merton is the latest new chapter of the Citizens UK movement, in which Jesuits have been very involved around the country in recent years.The Jesuits have long associations with the borough, with two schools (Wimbeldon College and Donhead), a Jesuit community and Jesuit Missions all based in Wimbledon.  The former Jesuit parish of the Sacred Heart is a founder member of Merton Citizens, along with churches of other denominations around the borough.At the Merton...
Wimbledon College. Photo credit: Peter O'Sullivan SJ
Last Friday, Wimbledon College held its Faith Day for the those in Rhetoric, the final year of Sixth Form.  Wimbledon College holds faith days for sixth formers every year. Those in the Poetry, the first year of Sixth Form, had a day more focused on spirituality. Speakers presented topics to do with knowing oneself, prayer, our relationship with God and respecting others. Students were able to reflect on their lives, scripture, the Catholic faith, and the world around them.In their...
Old Wimbledonian Toby Gold is on this year’s, ‘Pride of Britain’ judging panel.  The Pride of Britain awards were launched by the Daily Mirror 1999 and are broadcast nationwide by ITV. The categories open for nominations include people who work in the emergency services, outstanding bravery, fundraising, community partners and teenagers as well as awards for lifetime achievement and special recognition. Toby is on the panel judging for "fundraiser of the year". This award attracts some...
Fr Michael Barnes SJ spoke at two masses last week to open the academic year at Wimbledon College.  It is a tradition, all over the world, in Jesuit educational institutions to open the year with a Mass of the Holy Spirit. It marks the Ascensio Scholarum (the promotion of students from one year group or class to the next), a characteristic feature of Jesuit schools from the beginning, now universal in education systems of all kinds.Speaking to the boys of Grammar, Syntax, Rhetoric and...

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