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Y14 students Conor Anderson (Head Boy) and Fergus Kelly, Loreto’s Got Talent hosts at the 2013 Mission Day - View Full Size Image
Y14 students Conor Anderson (Head Boy) and Fergus Kelly, Loreto’s Got Talent hosts at the 2013 Mission Day
A talented traditional group performs at Loreto’s Got Talent - View Full Size Image
A talented traditional group performs at Loreto’s Got Talent
Y11 students Conor Rogan (aka Santa), James McKeown, Sean O’Hara and Conor Gillen manning the sweet stall - View Full Size Image
Y11 students Conor Rogan (aka Santa), James McKeown, Sean O’Hara and Conor Gillen manning the sweet stall
Y11 students Cariosa O’Harte and Aoife Carr, who raffled a cuddly collie at the 2013 Mission Day - View Full Size Image
Y11 students Cariosa O’Harte and Aoife Carr, who raffled a cuddly collie at the 2013 Mission Day
Head of Drama Mrs O. McEwan with students Connor Dudley-Fergus and Eunan Brown at the 2013 Mission Day - View Full Size Image
Head of Drama Mrs O. McEwan with students Connor Dudley-Fergus and Eunan Brown at the 2013 Mission Day
20/12/2013 MISSION SALE CONCLUDES BUSY TERM OF FUND-RAISING AT LORETO COLLEGE

The Social Justice Group at Loreto College Coleraine has had a very busy Autumn Term, with a number of events and initiatives going on to raise funds for a variety of very worthy causes. Events during the term have included the Trad for Trocaire Music Sessions, a sponsored walk for Action MS, a Readathon for Praxis Care, as well as Christmas Shoebox collections for Road of Hope and Christmas Hamper collections for the Society of St Vincent de Paul.  The term’s fund-raising activities culminated on Thursday 19th December with the annual Mission Day, raising funds for the Loreto Missions worldwide.

Loreto’s Mission Day is the College’s annual fun day to promote fair trade, the Millennium Goals and the Loreto Missions worldwide.  The day allows students from all year groups to become involved in a variety of activities such as quizzes, sporting challenges and games of skill, with the focal point being the Loreto Christmas Market in the College Hall.  Fair trade gifts as well as pre-loved jewellery and fashion accessories were on sale, and for some a definite highlight was the range of seasonal treats on offer in the café run by Year 13 students in the College’s Home Economics suite.  Students also enjoyed taking part in an It’s a Knockout style challenge and a table quiz, to say nothing of the annual Staff versus Year 9 Boys soccer match, which took place in a blizzard, and saw a 1-0 victory for the staff following a goal by Mr Deighan!  In the afternoon, many students enjoyed forming a lively audience for Loreto’s Got Talent, organised by the College’s Head Girl, Rosanna McAleese and Head Boy, Conor Anderson, along with an enthusiastic team of Senior Prefects. The afternoon began with a stunning performance by Cahir McLaughlin (Year 10), winner of the 2012 Loreto X Factor, who released his first CD in 2013.  This year’s Loreto’s Got Talent competition was tightly contested: the winner was Year 12 student Conall Ennis, another highly talented singer, who performed highly original acoustic versions of two different Katy Perry songs.  The runners-up were vocalist Caitlin Moore (Year 8) and a group of Year 9 students who performed a Riverdance-style routine to Gagnam Style. An impressive total of just over Ł4000 was raised on the day for the Loreto Missions.

Mr Michael James, Principal of Loreto College, paid tribute to all the students and staff who had worked so hard in these endeavours, under the leadership of Social Justice Co-ordinator, Mrs Lorraine McCool and Mission Day Co-ordinator, Mrs Mabel McAleese.