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The Y9 Basketball team who demonstrated their skills on Open Day - View Full Size Image
The Y9 Basketball team who demonstrated their skills on Open Day
Visitors to the English Department meet Y13 students on Open Day - View Full Size Image
Visitors to the English Department meet Y13 students on Open Day
Expert young chefs from Y8, 9 and 11 with Home Economics teacher Miss K Lyons on Open Day - View Full Size Image
Expert young chefs from Y8, 9 and 11 with Home Economics teacher Miss K Lyons on Open Day
Visitors to the Biology Department meet Humphrey the Turtle on Open Day - View Full Size Image
Visitors to the Biology Department meet Humphrey the Turtle on Open Day
Happy smiles in the Geography Department on Open Day - View Full Size Image
Happy smiles in the Geography Department on Open Day
11/01/2014 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 11th January 2014, 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! 

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 2014 and 2015.