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Pupils from DH Christie Memorial PS with Y11 mentor - View Full Size Image
Pupils from DH Christie Memorial PS with Y11 mentor
Pupils from St John's PS and DH Christie Memorial PS Coleraine listen to a briefing - View Full Size Image
Pupils from St John's PS and DH Christie Memorial PS Coleraine listen to a briefing
Pupils from St Malachy's PS Coleraine with Loreto College mentor - View Full Size Image
Pupils from St Malachy's PS Coleraine with Loreto College mentor
11/06/2010 PRIMARY SCHOOLS VISIT LORETO COLLEGE ENVIRONMENTAL TRAIL

The Environmental Trail in the grounds of Loreto College Coleraine, Specialist School,
has received visits from local primary schools to observe seasonal variation, on several occasions this year.

Pupils from St John’s PS Coleraine, St Malachy’s PS Coleraine, St Colum’s PS Portstewart and DH Christie Memorial PS Coleraine each spent a half day exploring the Trail in its summer glory in mid-June, despite some badly timed rain, having already visited it during the winter months.

Loreto College’s Primary School links co-ordinator Mrs Sheila McBroom commented:

‘In the second year of the Environmental Trail, four local Primary Schools visited Loreto in the winter and the summer months to identify trees, such as Spindle & Alder, along the environmental trail.

‘This was difficult in the winter as there were no leaves, only buds and bark to look at.  In summer, with leaves and flowers, the children found it much easier.

‘St John’s, DH Christie, St Malachy’s and St Colum’s thoroughly enjoyed the experience.  They used keys to identify the trees and took bark rubbings to give them memories of the day. Hopefully we can extend this trail to our own pupils.’

Mrs McBroom also paid tribute to the Loreto College Year 9 and Year 11 students who had acted as mentors to the groups of visiting pupils, and to Chemistry teacher Mrs Jane Nugent and Classroom Assistants Mrs Maja Johnston and Mrs Maxine West, who had helped to lead the visits.