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Y8 students at their ‘Moving On’ workshop with Y13 mentor Caolan O’Neill - View Full Size Image
Y8 students at their ‘Moving On’ workshop with Y13 mentor Caolan O’Neill
Y8 students discuss leadership qualities at their ‘Moving On’ workshop with Y13 mentor Conor O’Neill - View Full Size Image
Y8 students discuss leadership qualities at their ‘Moving On’ workshop with Y13 mentor Conor O’Neill
Y8 students enjoying the ‘Moving On’ workshop - View Full Size Image
Y8 students enjoying the ‘Moving On’ workshop
Y8 students at their ‘Moving On’ workshop with Y13 mentor Lauren McIvor - View Full Size Image
Y8 students at their ‘Moving On’ workshop with Y13 mentor Lauren McIvor
Y8 students at their ‘Moving On’ workshop with Y13 mentor Jade Curry - View Full Size Image
Y8 students at their ‘Moving On’ workshop with Y13 mentor Jade Curry
28/01/2014 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 28th January 2014.

Entitled ‘Target Setting and Self Evaluation Term 2, Moving On’, the workshop was run by Miss Belinda Toner, Vice Principal alongside a team of Year 8 form tutors, Head of Year 8 Mr Liam Shaw and 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 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.