Discovering New Horizons
Junior Cycle Geography
On Wednesday 164 third year Geography students set off for two days exploring Co Antrim. Staying in Belfast the girls thoroughly enjoyed the wonders of the Titanic Experience and on Thursday followed in the footsteps of legendary Fionn Mac Cumhail as they explored the Giant’s Causeway.
Senior Politics and Society
Transition Year News.
Loreto Balbriggan has enjoyed a lot of success over the years in the Junk Kouture competition. This week saw the start of the creative process with students busy making manipulations of various items to upcycle and start creating amazing costumes for our Junk Kouture fashion showcase in December. We look forward to seeing the finished pieces.
4C Community Links class had their final ‘Reimagining Elderhood’ workshop with Laura and Ciarán from Islander Architects and the gentlemen from Balbriggan ‘Men’s Shed’ on Thursday. It was a great experience for our students who have discussed future-orientated neighbourhoods that foster communities for all ages. The students even explored and proposed inter-relational public seating designs.
On Tuesday, TY students went to Malahide Castle where they enjoyed an orienteering morning. The students had the opportunity to hone their navigational skills while using a map and compass to navigate from point to point at speed.
5th Year ‘Run-a-Mile’
5th Year students rose to the challenge on Tuesday as they took part in our annual ‘Run-A-Mile” event. Well done to all participants and to the top three runners, Hannah McGinnis, Daisy Pereira and Grace Anderson. There is a saying ‘A Healthy Mind in a Healthy Body’ and it is wonderful to say that many senior students are participating in the couch to 5K initiative in the school with great success.
All students for the month of October have been encouraged to get creative and produce ink drawings, no matter what their artistic skills are. This week’s theme was ‘The Moon’ we look forward to the next spooky installments over the coming weeks.
Think Languages Competition
Congratulations to Isobel Murphy in 5th year whose wonderful languages mural design won first prize in the 2021 #Think Languages competition. Isobel’s prize was to have her mural painted by professional artist Heather Gray. This detailed and inclusive mural is now proudly displayed in the school courtyard where it can be enjoyed and admired by the whole school community.
Isobel with Nellie Tattersall from Languages Connect and artist Heather Gray during the painting process of Isobel’s mural.
JPIC Senior Prefects, Eniola Alabi and Isobel Murphy marked the International Day of the Girl 2022 (11th October) with an intercom announcement on this year’s theme:
‘Our time is now – our rights, our future’.
The aim of the day was to shine a light on the great work being done to promote girls’ empowerment and the fulfillment of their human rights. Moreover, it was to highlight areas where much more needs to be done. Girls are the worst affected group when it comes to poverty, hunger and even climate change. Girls around the world also continue to face enormous changes to their education. Approximately 32 million girls around the world do not go to primary school. Educating girls improves their lives giving them skills, knowledge, agency and opportunities. But educating girls also improves the lives of everyone in their community. As the saying goes, ‘Educate the girl and you educate the village’.
Well done to Kayla Duggan, Laura O’Brien, Chloé Kelly, Iris Frazer, Sophie Duggan, and Gemma Curran who represented Loreto Balbriggan at the Inter Loreto Sailing Regatta, Pico class in Dún Laoghaire today. All the competitors performed really well and were placed 3rd over all
Congratulations to our Senior 1A team who began their Leinster 1A campaign with a 4-0 win against Mount Temple. It was a very strong Mount Temple side that had several shots on goal. However, it was Loreto Balbriggan’s accuracy and tenacity that triumphed. Well done to our squad of 16 who all played their part in today’s win. A special thanks to Ross from @PortraneHC who gave an excellent halftime chat to help our team be more clinical on the ball.
Congratulations to our senior debaters Lauren and Lucy who participated in and won the Literary and Historical Senior MACE debates on Saturday in UCD. The girls debated topics such as ‘This House Would flip a switch to turn off all emotions’
Reminder to parents and guardians that applications are now open for first-year enrolment 2023. Please click on the link below for further information.
https://www.loretobalbriggan.ie/for-parents/admissions/ Please note that applications will close on October 22nd at 4 pm.