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Y8 students explore Leadership qualities with their Y13 mentor at their Moving On workshop - View Full Size Image
Y8 students explore Leadership qualities with their Y13 mentor at their Moving On workshop
Y8 students enjoying discussion with their Y13 mentor at their Moving On workshop - View Full Size Image
Y8 students enjoying discussion with their Y13 mentor at their Moving On workshop
Y8 students explore Leadership qualities with their Y13 mentor at their Moving On workshop - View Full Size Image
Y8 students explore Leadership qualities with their Y13 mentor at their Moving On workshop
Y8 students enjoying discussion with their Y13 mentor at their Moving On workshop - View Full Size Image
Y8 students enjoying discussion with their Y13 mentor at their Moving On workshop
29/01/2013 LORETO YEAR 8 STUDENTS ‘MOVING ON’

Loreto College Coleraine played host to a ‘Moving On’ target-setting workshop for all Year 8 students on the morning of Tuesday 29th January 2013.

Entitled ‘Target Setting and Self Evaluation Term 2, Moving On’, the workshop was run by Miss Belinda Toner, Vice Principal and by a team of Year 8 form tutors Miss Julie Galbraith, Mrs Mabel McAleese 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 morning, 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 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. Mr Michael James, Principal of Loreto College, paid tribute to all the members of staff who had led the workshop, as well as to the Year 13 mentors and the Year 8 students for their enthusiastic participation.