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Mrs O. McEwan, Head of Drama, with students who took part in the If The Kids Are United project - View Full Size Image
Mrs O. McEwan, Head of Drama, with students who took part in the If The Kids Are United project
26/03/2013 LORETO COLLEGE STUDENTS RECEIVE DRAMA AWARD

A group of students and staff representing the Loreto College Drama Department have been presented with an award in recognition of the College’s contribution to the joint project between the PSNI and seven local schools, entitled ‘If The Kids Are United’.

The project entailed a number of drama workshops leading to a public performance in the Riverside Theatre, Coleraine, last summer.  The project was led by Mrs Oonah McEwan, Head of Drama at Loreto College, along with Sergeant Sean Craig of the PSNI, and was greatly enjoyed by the Key Stage 3 students from all seven participating schools.  The project sought to build relationships between young people and the police through a creative exploration of common issues, giving young people a platform to voice concerns about issues directly affecting them.

In March 2013, Loreto College received a Certificate of Recognition from Coleraine Borough Council to pay tribute to the College’s Drama Department for its contribution, through the ‘If The Kids Are United’ project, to community relations in the local area.  It is hoped that the project will run again at some point in the future.

Mrs Oonah McEwan, Head of Drama at Loreto College commented that the project had done much to bring students from all seven schools closer together in a joint enterprise, and to demonstrate just how many issues they had in common.  Mr Michael James, Principal of Loreto College, paid tribute to Mrs McEwan for her hard work in preparing the project, and to the students who had taken part for their enthusiasm and dedication.