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Members of the Justice League who ran a Fair Trade stall on the College’s Mission Day - View Full Size Image
Members of the Justice League who ran a Fair Trade stall on the College’s Mission Day
Y13 students enjoying the Café at Mission Day - View Full Size Image
Y13 students enjoying the Café at Mission Day
Y9 students and their form teacher Ms S Mullan at the cuddly toy stall on Mission Day - View Full Size Image
Y9 students and their form teacher Ms S Mullan at the cuddly toy stall on Mission Day
Y9 student Abigail McMullan, winner of Loreto’s Got Talent on the College’s Mission Day - View Full Size Image
Y9 student Abigail McMullan, winner of Loreto’s Got Talent on the College’s Mission Day
The winners of the Reece Meenan Memorial Soccer Tournament on Mission Day - View Full Size Image
The winners of the Reece Meenan Memorial Soccer Tournament on Mission Day
20/12/2018 MISSION SALE CONCLUDES BUSY TERM OF FUND-RAISING AT LORETO COLLEGE

The Social Justice Group at Loreto College Coleraine has had a very busy Autumn Term, with a number of events and initiatives going on to raise funds for a variety of very worthy causes.  The term’s fund-raising activities culminated on Thursday 20th December with the annual Mission Day, raising funds for the Loreto Missions worldwide.

Loreto’s Mission Day is the College’s annual fun day to promote fair trade, the Millennium Goals and the Loreto Missions worldwide. The day allows students from all year groups to become involved in a variety of activities such as quizzes, sporting challenges and games of skill, with the focal point being the Loreto Christmas Market in the College Hall. Fair trade gifts as well as pre-loved cuddly toys, jewellery and fashion accessories were on sale, and for some a definite highlight was the range of seasonal treats on offer in the café run by Year 13 students in the College’s Home Economics suite.  The College was particularly grateful to McAtamney’s Butchers, who supplied bacon and sausages, and to Pappy’s Bakery Dunloy, who supplied sodas for the Café, both very generously donating the tasty treats free of charge.

Students also enjoyed taking part in a range of inflatable challenges, to say nothing of the tightly-contested Year 12 soccer tournament, in memory of Reece Meenan, which was won by 12B.  There was also a Year 11 versus Year 14 Camogie match, tightly contested and highly entertaining for those watching.

In the afternoon, many students enjoyed forming a lively audience for Loreto’s Got Talent, organised by the College’s Head Girl, Fionnuala Keane and Head Boy, Dónal Close, along with an enthusiastic team of Senior Prefects. This year’s Loreto’s Got Talent competition was very tightly contested: the winner was Year 9 singer Abigail McMullan, while the runners up were David Farren and Amelie Millar.  There was a rapturous reception for guest singer Cillian Calvert (Year 13) as the half-time act, and for a group of Year 14 girls who re-enacted the Spice Girls reunion to conclude the afternoon.

Other activities on the day included challenges for Year 11 and Year 12 students and form teachers based on popular TV programme I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here, computer console gaming competitions and Lego challenges, a Smore-making room and a Live Lounge run by some of the College’s most accomplished musicians.

An impressive total of approximately £4000 was raised on the day for the Loreto Missions.

Mr Michael James, Principal of Loreto College, paid tribute to all the students and staff who had worked so hard in these endeavours, under the leadership of Social Justice Co-ordinator, Mrs Lorraine McCool and Mission Day Co-ordinator, Mrs Mabel McAleese.