Loreto Secondary School, Balbriggan is proud to announce its nomination for the European Innovative Teaching Award 2021. The project involved twenty one teachers from varying disciplines from Loreto Balbriggan. These teachers took part in an Erasmus project entitled ‘European Links to Junior Cycle Reform in Ireland’ in 2019. Well done to all the teachers involved in being nominated for such a prestigious award. Loreto Balbriggan truly is a school of excellence. The ‘European Innovative Teaching Award’ (EITA) showcases outstanding teaching practices carried out as part of Erasmus + projects. It recognises the work of teachers and schools and celebrates the exceptional contribution they make to their profession. It aims to make their work more visible and is an integral part of the European Union’s plans to attain a European Education Area by 2025. Please click on the link below for more information about the Erasmus programme.
World Day for Cultural DIversity
Today, Friday 21st May is World Day for Cultural Diversity as recognised by the United Nations. Before Covid 19, our school celebrated cultural diversity through Intercultural and Rumbek Days, however, today we had to celebrate it virtually.
A recent survey of the student body revealed that there are 59 nationalities from all the corners of the globe represented in Loreto Balbriggan. This is a cause for celebration. Please click on the link below to see all the wonderful cultures represented in Loreto Balbriggan.
We also remember words of the late John Hume:
‘Difference is of the essence of humanity.
Difference is an accident of birth and it should therefore never be a source of hatred or conflict.
The answer to difference is to respect it.
Therein lies a most fundamental principle of peace: respect for diversity.’