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A Level RE students who visited Rome during the Halloween break - View Full Size Image
A Level RE students who visited Rome during the Halloween break
RE teacher Mr K. Conroy, with Eimear Dillon, Tiarna McGinty, Louise Hickey and Maria McQuillan investigate Bocca della VeritŠ - View Full Size Image
RE teacher Mr K. Conroy, with Eimear Dillon, Tiarna McGinty, Louise Hickey and Maria McQuillan investigate Bocca della VeritŠ
A Level Religious Studies students enjoy a talk on one of the Basilicas they visited during their recent trip to Rome - View Full Size Image
A Level Religious Studies students enjoy a talk on one of the Basilicas they visited during their recent trip to Rome
15/11/2013 VOYAGE TO ROME FOR LORETO COLLEGE A LEVEL RELIGIOUS STUDIES STUDENTS

A group of A Level Religious Studies students from Loreto College Coleraine spent an educational and enjoyable five days in Rome at the end of October to complement their studies.

The students, all in Years 13 and 14 at the College, enjoyed a very full programme of activities and visits.† Highlights of the trip included visits to the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, the Trajanís Market and Trajanís Column, the Piazza de San Silvestro, the Piazza del Populo, the Borghese Park, the Pincio Terrance, the Piazza di Spagna, the Pantheon, the Trevi Fountain, the Campo di Fiori, the Trastavere area, and the Bocca de la Verita.† The group also spent a day exploring the Vatican Museums and the Sistene Chapel, as well as attending an English Mass at the Church of San Silvestro and visiting the Basilica Santa Maria Maggiore, and the famous St Peterís Basilica and Chapel.

The students, and the staff who accompanied them (Mrs Siobhan McCarry, Head of Religious Education, along with RE Department members Mr Kevin Conroy, Mrs Brenda Sweeney and Miss Julie Galbraith) found the trip to be thought-provoking, reflective and enjoyable, as well as culturally enriching, placing the study of the history and context of religion in an immediate context.

Mr Michael James, Principal of Loreto College, paid tribute to Mr Siobhan McCarry, Head of Religious Education, who organised and led the trip, for the imaginative and meticulous planning of such a wonderful educational experience for the A level Religious Studies students.