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Loreto College Taster Morning.

Loreto College Taster Morning.

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Primary Six pupils from 19 schools enjoyed Taster Mornings at Loreto College Coleraine recently, exploring a range of activities on offer at this prestigious Voluntary Grammar School.

Pupils from all schools – Ballyhackett PS Castlerock, D. H. Christie Memorial PS Coleraine, Crossroads PS Kilrea Mill Strand Integrated PS Portrush, St Aidan’s PS Bellarena, St Brigid’s PS Ballymoney, St Canice’s PS Dungiven, St Colum’s PS Portstewart, St Columba’s PS Ballerin, St Columba’s PS Kilrea, St John’s PS Coleraine, St John’s PS Dernaflaw, St Joseph’s PS Dunloy, St Malachy’s PS Coleraine, St Matthew’s PS Drumsurn, St Patrick’s PS Loughguile, St Patrick’s PS Portrush, St Patrick’s PS Rasharkin, and St Patrick’s & St Joseph’s PS Garvagh- enjoyed activities such as team-building games in PE, an introduction to DNA and learning about the application of Science to everyday life, poetry writing in the English department, song in Spanish class, decorating cupcakes in Home Economics, some interactive number games in Mathematics and ice-breaker games in Drama.

The pupils also had the opportunity to experience the school canteen, Café Lorette, and to meet Year 10 students from the College, many of whom had attended the same primary schools as the visiting students. During the morning, Primary teachers and Classroom Assistants also had the opportunity to meet the team of teachers and Senior Leadership Team members taking part in the event.

Miss Belinda Toner, Vice Principal, who co-ordinated the Taster Mornings, said the events had been a great success and that it had been a great pleasure to welcome so many enthusiastic young pupils to the College. Mr Michael James, Principal of Loreto College, added that he looked forward to welcoming many of these pupils back as Year 8 students in September 2017, continuing the strongly forged traditions of partnership between Loreto College and the many local primary schools.