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P6 pupils from St Johnís PS Dernaflaw enjoying a poetry writing activity during the Taster Days - View Full Size Image
P6 pupils from St Johnís PS Dernaflaw enjoying a poetry writing activity during the Taster Days
Y10 students who acted as mentors and guides during the P6 Taster Days - View Full Size Image
Y10 students who acted as mentors and guides during the P6 Taster Days
Pupils from St Malachyís PS Coleraine getting to grips with some creative writing during the P6 Taster Days - View Full Size Image
Pupils from St Malachyís PS Coleraine getting to grips with some creative writing during the P6 Taster Days
Happy smiles in the Cafť Lorette as pupils from Crossroads PS Kilrea enjoy the P6 Taster Days - View Full Size Image
Happy smiles in the Cafť Lorette as pupils from Crossroads PS Kilrea enjoy the P6 Taster Days
P6 pupils from St Patrickís & St Brigidís PS Ballycastle enjoying a Home Economics lesson during the Taster Days - View Full Size Image
P6 pupils from St Patrickís & St Brigidís PS Ballycastle enjoying a Home Economics lesson during the Taster Days
26/05/2015 PRIMARY SIX PUPILS ENJOY A TASTE OF LIFE AT LORETO COLLEGE

Primary Six pupils from twenty-three schools enjoyed Taster Mornings at Loreto College Coleraine towards the end of May, exploring a range of activities on offer at this prestigious Voluntary Grammar School.

Pupils from all twenty-three schools – Ballyhackett PS Castlerock, Barnish PS Ballycastle, D. H. Christie Memorial PS Coleraine, Crossroads PS Kilrea, Gaelscoil Neachtain, Roe Valley Integrated PS Limavady, St Brigid’s PS Ballymoney, St Canice’s PS Dungiven, St Colum’s PS Portstewart, St Columba’s PS Ballerin, St Columba’s PS Kilrea, St John’s PS Coleraine, St John’s PS Dernaflaw, St Joseph’s PS Dunloy, St Finlough’s PS Glack, St Malachy’s PS Coleraine, St Matthew’s PS Drumsurn, St Patrick’s PS Loughguile, St Patrick’s PS Portrush, St Patrick’s PS Rasharkin, St Patrick’s & St Joseph’s PS Garvagh, St Patrick’s & St Brigid’s Ballycastle, and Termoncanice PS Limavady - enjoyed activities such as team-building games in PE, an introduction to DNA and learning about the application of Science to everyday life, poetry writing in the English department, decorating cupcakes in Home Economics, some interactive number games in Mathematics and ice-breaker games to explore character in Drama.

The pupils also had the opportunity to experience the school canteen, Café Lorette, and to meet Year 10 and Year 11 students from the College, many of whom had attended the same primary schools as the visiting students. During the morning, Primary teachers and Classroom Assistants also had the opportunity to meet the team of teachers and Senior Leadership Team members taking part in the event.

Miss Belinda Toner, Vice Principal at Loreto College, who co-ordinated the Taster Mornings, commented that the events had been a great success and that it had been a great pleasure to welcome so many enthusiastic young pupils to the College. Mr Michael James, Principal of Loreto College, added that he looked forward to welcoming many of these pupils back as Year 8 students in September 2016, continuing the strongly forged traditions of partnership between Loreto College and the many local primary schools.