Green Flag Success – report by Ms. Culleton
Yesterday afternoon we learned that Loreto has officially been awarded its fourth green flag! We previously have been awarded flags for litter and waste, energy and water, with this most recent flag being awarded for sustainable travel.
A huge thank you to everyone in the school who helped this happen, both staff and students. We have been working on this flag for two years and the committee have worked particularly hard to make this happen. They have organised numerous events over the last two years, such as the Walkability Audit, traffic surveys, Climate Action Week and the school’s first Walk on Wednesday. Our survey results show that there has been a notable increase in students making the effort to come to school using sustainable transport at least once a week. Well done to every girl who walked, carpooled, used a bus or coach or practiced park and stride – you have helped the environment, improved your health and assisted the school with this flag.
Well done to this year’s committee. Unfortunately, there will not be a national awards ceremony this year, but the superb work of all committee members will be acknowledged in a ceremony in school next year when we are presented with our flag and certificates. The committee deserve a huge amount of credit for their efforts.
2020 Green School Committee: Megan Johnston, Ella O’Hanlon, Caoimhe Kelly, Grace Rossiter, Megan Lambert, Jagoda Staszewska, Roisin O’Reilly, Sadhbh Quinn, Emer O’Rourke, Anna Peiro Doyle, Ashling Alouf, Sarah Jones, Louise Buttle, Aoife Bolger, Sarah McRedmond, Ava Grant, Emer O’Rourke, Alison Doyle, Sophie Innes, Niah Donnelly, Catherine O’Sullivan, Mai Ling Tynan, Tara Lee Doyle, Nadine Goodison, Sadhbh Dee, Brianne Doyle Kidd, Mia McKiernan, Indi Duffy, Sarah Kate Ennis.
Next year we will continue holding WOW days and work at maintaining our four green flags. Well done to all involved.
1st Year Art Projects – report by Ms. Busher
Ms. Busher’s 1st year Art students have been creating some amazing Art work to cheer us all up during these difficult times. Their work is most uplifting and positive. Well done!
Class 4.5 100 km Fundraiser for SERT – report by Chloe Fortune (4.5)
We in 4.5 had to change our class fundraiser due to the Coronavirus but we weren’t letting that stop us. We still had a great fundraiser for an even better cause! As a class we managed to run 100 km – all from the safety of our 2km zone. The fundraiser was in aid of SERT (South East Radiotherapy Trust) who provide a free and confidential transport service for cancer patients living in the southeast who require radiotherapy.
Well done to Clíona Kearney and Emma Neville (2nd year) who recently donated €341 to the Peter McVerry Trust. Cliona and Emma completed a 24 hour trampoline challenge and were sponsored by friends and neighbours. The Peter McVerry Trust is committed to reducing homelessness and social disadvantage.
- Booklists for 2020/2021 are now available on our school website.
- All 1st year students have been given their chosen optional subjects for 2nd and 3rd Details of optional subjects for 4th year students as they progress into Leaving Certificate will be issued to the students by email next week.
- Please see the Letters to Families section of the website for all details of the school’s response to the Covid-19 emergency.