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Y8 students with Y13 mentors at the Moving On workshop - View Full Size Image
Y8 students with Y13 mentors at the Moving On workshop
Y8 students with Y13 mentors at the Moving On workshop - View Full Size Image
Y8 students with Y13 mentors at the Moving On workshop
Y8 students with Year Head Mrs A. Ahern at the Moving On workshop - View Full Size Image
Y8 students with Year Head Mrs A. Ahern at the Moving On workshop
Teacher Mrs M. McAleese receives feedback on the qualities of a good leader - View Full Size Image
Teacher Mrs M. McAleese receives feedback on the qualities of a good leader
27/01/2011 LORETO COLLEGE YEAR 8 STUDENTS ‘MOVING ON’

Loreto College Coleraine, Specialist School, played host to a ‘Moving On’ workshop for all Year 8 students on the afternoon of Thursday 27th January 2011.

Entitled ‘Target Setting and Self Evaluation: Term 2, Moving On’, the workshop was run by Miss Belinda Toner, Vice Principal, Mrs Aideen Ahern, Year 8 Head of Year, and by a team of Year 8 form tutors: Mrs Eileen Diamond, Mrs Mabel McAleese, Miss Julie Galbraith and Mrs Meabh McGreevy, alongside Head of RE Mrs Siobhan McCarry. 

The Year 8 students worked through a series of activities through the course of a busy and enjoyable afternoon.  These included team-building and problem-solving, discussion of the qualities of a good leader and how these might be attained, and learning to see school as a community and become more involved in school life.  The students were assisted in the challenges of the afternoon by a group of mentors from Year 13, an excellent example for the first year students of young people who had successfully negotiated the challenges of the junior years relatively recently.  All Year 8 students had set themselves personal and academic targets in September, during their first days at Loreto College: the workshop was a perfect opportunity for them to reassess and reconsider these targets and how far they had progressed towards making these aspirations happen.

At the end of the afternoon, the students enjoyed a presentation of photographs which showed them enjoying a range of activities in their first five months at Loreto College: testimony itself of the progress they have already made and how well they have settled into school life.

Miss Belinda Toner and Mrs Aideen Ahern commended the Year 8 students on their enthusiastic participation in the afternoon’s activities, and paid tribute to the Year 13 mentors and the team of teachers who had led the workshop, commenting that the it had been a very successful, productive and enjoyable event.