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A Level RE students who will spend a few days in Rome just before Easter, with teachers who will accompany them on the trip - View Full Size Image
A Level RE students who will spend a few days in Rome just before Easter, with teachers who will accompany them on the trip
11/03/2016 VOYAGE TO ROME FOR LORETO COLLEGE A LEVEL RELIGIOUS STUDIES STUDENTS

A group of A Level Religious Studies students from Loreto College Coleraine will spend an educational and enjoyable five days in Rome just before Easter to complement their studies.

The twenty-six students, all in Years 13 and 14 at the College, will enjoy a very full programme of activities and visits.  Highlights of the trip will include visits to the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, the Trajan’s Market and Trajan’s 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 will also spend 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 Peter’s Basilica and Chapel.

The students, and the staff who will accompany them (Mrs Siobhan McCarry, Head of Religious Education, along with RE Department members Mr Kevin Conroy and Mrs Brenda Sweeney) hope that the trip will 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 will lead the trip, for the imaginative and meticulous planning of such a wonderful educational experience for the A level Religious Studies students.