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A dissection demonstration on Open Day in the Biology Department - View Full Size Image
A dissection demonstration on Open Day in the Biology Department
Mr F. Scullion, Head of Chemistry, with students who demonstrated experiments in the Chemistry Department - View Full Size Image
Mr F. Scullion, Head of Chemistry, with students who demonstrated experiments in the Chemistry Department
Y12 students who recently completed the Silver level of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme - View Full Size Image
Y12 students who recently completed the Silver level of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme
Student guides welcome visitors to the English Department - View Full Size Image
Student guides welcome visitors to the English Department
Young Chefs demonstrate a few tempting recipes in the Home Economics Department - View Full Size Image
Young Chefs demonstrate a few tempting recipes in the Home Economics Department
12/01/2013 OPEN DAY HIGHLIGHTS EXCELLENCE AND OPPORTUNITY AT LORETO COLLEGE COLERAINE

The annual Open Day was held at Loreto College Coleraine, a Voluntary Grammar School, on the morning of Saturday 12th  January 2013, drawing a large number of prospective students and their parents from throughout the College’s extensive catchment area.

Following an address by College Principal Mr Michael James, Primary 6 and 7 students and their parents, as well as prospective sixth formers, were given the opportunity to explore the school, benefiting from the experience of members of the teaching staff and a number of current Loreto students – from both Junior and Senior forms – in order to form an accurate picture of what life as a Loreto student entails.  Visitors to the College were treated to a variety of stimulating displays, from performances by the traditional Irish group and the singing ensembles  and displays of talent by several groups of Drama students to “hands-on” contact in Computer Studies, Science and Technology.

For some the highlight of the morning was a visit to the College’s state of the art Sports Hall and Technology Suite.  Others were delighted by the cookery demonstration in the College’s Home Economics department – especially as many of the culinary treats on show could be sampled! 

The morning also saw the launch of the new ‘Welcome to Loreto College’ DVD, which gives a snapshot of life as a Loreto student.

Mr Michael James, Principal of Loreto College, commented: ‘On our Open Day, we were keen to stress that a whole range of opportunities is open to any student who applies for a place at Loreto College.  We are well equipped to offer all our students the possibility of excellence in a whole range of academic and extra-curricular areas.  The students who helped to introduce our school to visitors on Open Day are themselves a fine example of the ethos of hard work, excellence and community spirit which makes Loreto College unique.’

With all academic departments and many extra-curricular activities represented during the Open Day, the event was a very successful one, building on the College’s links with the local community and encouraging many young people to apply for a place in the Year 8 Class of 2013 and 2014.