All details of the school’s response to the Covid-19 emergency are to be found in the Letters to Families section of this website.
The most recent letter (1 May) is to be found here.
6th year Fundraiser
Last Sunday, 26 April, Cliona Power, Kayleigh Murphy, Michelle Carty and Isabel O’Connor organised a fundraiser for the ‘Do it for Dan’ campaign. Dan is a little boy in Laois who was diagnosed with a rare genetic neuromuscular disease called Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) Type 1 and Scoliosis. Dan needed 2million dollars to get special treatment in the U.S to help prolong his life expectancy.
The four Loreto 6th years decided that they wanted to help so they asked their peers in 6th year to walk/run/cycle a certain distance and donate a sum equivalent to the number of kilometres that they travelled to the campaign. Altogether they raised €320!
1st year Baking – Ms. Howlin
Having completed their unit on Home Baking, 1st year Home Economics students put their learning into practice – fabulous home baked goodies!
2nd year Geography Work – report by Ms. Johns
This is just a sample of work that my 2nd year geography class did for me over Easter. I’m very proud of them they are absolutely trying their best at the moment. Some of the models were very original and creative.
Healthy Eating At Home – article prepared by Ms. L. Jordan
As we all work from home we can easily snack more regularly as we do not need to wait for the bell before we start eating! Why not try out some of these healthy snacks. Not only are they delicious but they will give you that bit of extra energy that you need to help you to focus on your studies.
The Healthy Food for Life resources are for the entire population over the age of five and they define the Irish Government recommendations on healthy eating and a balanced diet. They provide a consistent and evidence-based approach for healthy eating advice.
The key messages from Healthy Food for Life are:
- Eat more vegetables, salad and fruit – Up to seven servings a day
- Limit intake of high fat, sugar, salt (HFSS) food and drinks
- Size matters: Use the food pyramid as a guide for serving sizes
- Increase your physical activity levels
- Small changes can make a big difference. Start TODAY!
- For more information see: https://www.hse.ie/eng/about/who/healthwellbeing/our-priority-programmes/heal/healthy-eating-guidelines/