St Aloysius College

Volunteers from St Aloysius College in Glasgow have been praised by representatives of hospices, nursing homes, charities and schools in the city for the support they have given to local people. For the past nine years, senior pupils have been volunteering as part of the Arrupe Programme, named after the former Jesuit General Fr Pedro Arrupe SJ.Among the Arrupe Programme placements undertaken in the autumn was Abercorn School in Cowcaddens, which caters for children with additional support...
Three senior students of St Aloysius College in Glasgow have taken part in a unique experience by helping to sail a traditional Tall Ship across the English Channel.Nicholas Daly, Fiona McIntosh and Helen Devine of S6 helped to negotiate the route to Harlingen in The Netherlands using the ship’s masts to catch the wind. Their six-day course with the crew of Tenacious was undertaken with the Jubilee Sailing Trust.Nicholas described the adventure as fantastic. “I loved and will...
Scotland's new First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, has been officially sworn in by former student of St Aloysius College, Glasgow, Lord Gill. In the ceremony at Edinburgh's Court of Justice, the Lord President of the Court of Session and head of the Scottish judiciary congratulated Ms Sturgeon who took over when Alex Salmond announced his decision to step down in September.The Right Honourable Lord Gill (Brian Gill) was a student at the Jesuit college in Glasgow between 1950 and 1959. He...
Three former headmasters of St Aloysius College in Glasgow met up in Oxford recently at the Heads of Religious Education Conference which was organised by the Jesuit Institute.John Stoer, who until last year was the college’s first lay Head, caught up with members of the Aloysian community studying at Oxford University and his predecessors, Fr Adrian Porter SJ and Fr James Hanvey SJ.Mr Stoer himself is currently studying for a PhD. He met with a group of Old Aloysians in an Oxford pub...
Senior students of St Aloysius College in Glasgow have travelled to Perthshire where they experienced the county's expansive rivers and sweeping hills in preparation for their Duke of Edinburgh Gold and Silver Award expeditions.Seven groups of pupils from S4, S5 and S6 took part in a three-Day Outdoor Education weekend where they practiced some of the skills they will need to complete the expedition stage of their Duke of Edinburgh Awards. These included canoeing along the scenic waters of...
“For me, making the link between poverty and the health of the natural world is one of the most important things we have to do this century.” So says wildlife broadcaster and environmental campaigner Mary Colwell, as she prepares to deliver a lecture in Glasgow. One of the many marvels of nature is that it is generally incredibly resilient,” she continues.  “It gives back in abundance if we allow it room.  The challenge is demonstrating these connections to...
Education is one of the most critical areas of empowerment for women, according to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). Among children not attending school in the developing world, there are twice as many girls as boys, and among illiterate adults there are twice as many women as men. However, studies strongly suggest that when women have the opportunity to gain an education a wide variety of positive things begin to happen.These issues will be addressed by Sr Lynne Baron FCJ on 9...
Most Jesuit schools in Britain reopen this week after the summer break. And for those whose secondary education has ended, the world of work or further studies beckons.2014 school leavers from St Aloysius College in Glasgow are heading for a wide selection of Scottish universities, with their subjects ranging from psychology and maths/economics at St Andrew's to pharmacology and law at Strathclyde. Other students will be studying medicine at Dundee, Music Technology at the West of Scotland...
Poverty in Scotland is the focus of the first lecture in a series of lectures at St Aloysius College in Glasgow, which starts next Tuesday. The Centre for Social and Environmental Justice at the Jesuit school will welcome Sir Harry Burns, former Chief Medical Officer for Scotland, who will look at the health problems facing Scotland in his lecture entitled The Biology of Poverty.“More than 250,000 people aren't properly fed, according to the Poverty and Social Exclusion project,...
A recent graduate of St Aloysius' College in Glasgow starts a prestigious internship with the Scottish Parliament this summer. Pierce-Patrick Hynes from the Class of 2014 developed a strong interest in politics during his time at the Jesuit college and has been accepted to study Law at the University of Edinburgh. Now he will be learning about how important decisions are made within the Scottish Government over the summer months.“I will be in a privileged position to gain an insight...

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