Fundraiser for Ukraine
Today Friday 11th March, as a fundraiser to support the work of the Red Cross in Ukraine we had a non-uniform day. Images of sunflowers, the national flower of Ukraine and a symbol of peace were displayed throughout the school. Another way the school showed love and support for Ukraine was by creating a piece of art. ‘Sunflowers’ is inspired by Van Gogh and recreated by some of our talented 4th years. Lily May Reilly, Erica O’Brien Murray, Katarina Haidurova and Lia Bulter. The piece hangs on our Art wall in the courtyard. Students and staff also wore a sunflower to remember all the innocent people caught up in the conflict. The success of the day was down to the generosity of students ,staff and parents. The common humanity that links us all together has never been more evident than it has been today. The kindness and generosity shown meant that a total of €14,125 was raised. The Red Cross will use all monies collected to offer humanitarian aid on the ground and distribute it to those directly affected by the crisis. We are so grateful to everyone who contributed. Míle Buíochas
This week all first year students enjoyed a very interesting trip to see the passage graves at Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth.
A number of successful entrants to the Regional heats were announced by Junk Kouture judges over a variety of social media platforms on Thursday. Congratulations to the seven fantastic Loreto Balbriggan costume creations that have been selected to compete in the East Regional Final. They are Erica O’Brien Murray with ‘Folded Delusion’, Ishbel Daguman and Loren Florita with ‘Wisp of Oceania’, Labhaoise Hall and Zofia Plucinska with ‘Jonque de Mer’, Aine O’Reilly with ‘Lady Cathedrale’, Ruby Kennedy with ‘Sea Foam’, Gilliane Protacio, Ella Cox and Jessica Faulkner with ‘Royal Flush’and Katarina Haidurova with ‘Ri na Ciaróga’
International Women’s Day
On Tuesday, March 8th we celebrated International Women’s Day, a day that commemorates the social, political and economic achievements of women. Loreto Balbriggan has always been proud of the talents of all students and encourages them to always appreciate and use them. This week we celebrate three of our past pupils who certainly have made their mark on the world, Fabienne Renaudin, Katie Kidd and Fiona White Fabienne is a graphic designer with Deezer whose innovative and creative design, celebrating International Women’s Day was displayed in Times Square New York on Tuesday. Katie works in the creative agency The Monkeys, in Sydney Australia. This week Katie has been shortlisted for B& T 30 under 30 awards. Fiona who is a designer saw her sparkling printed sequinned tweeds feature on the catwalk at Paris fashion week. We are very proud of each achievement and look forward to seeing what the future holds for these exceptional young women.