The following message comes directly from Dr Muireann Ní Chronín Paediatric Consultant in Cork University Maternity Hospital.
Today N. Íde helped to run a Fairtrade day at break time. As part of Fairtrade Fortnight, the aim of today's event, was to highlight the availability of Fairtrade goods in local supermarkets & shops. There was plenty to choose from with the generous help of Dunnes Stores, Lidl, SuperValu, Marks and Spencer's, Tesco & Martin's Fruit and Veg. Student's had a selection of fruit, chocloate, biscuits, tea & coffee to taste.
As part of Fairtrade fortnight we are running a poster competition. The theme of the poster is on Cocoa. The chocolate that we consume in Ireland is produced in countries by farmers who never receive the income their efforts deserve. This has a negetive effect on farmers long term development. Women in particular suffer from the unfair growing of cocoa & production of chocolate.
We are so proud of our students' entry into Solar Schools-Friends of the Earth competition. They have worked hard on both their application and progressing the project to raise awareness and promote biodiversity.
This week we celebrate Mary Ward week. As the foundress of the IBVM we mark her values which are still ever present within our Loreto community today.
Our Junior footballers take on St. Mary's, Midleton this Thursday at 11.30am in Ballygiblin GAA, Co. Cork.
Our Junior Football team took time out from their training session on Monday to get photographed in groups with their clubmates. The final is on Thursday 30th January (more details to follow)
Well done to our 1st & 2nd year teams who won all four of their games today. The girls played against Our Lady's, Templemore & Presentation, Thurles.
We are one of Loreto's digitial champion programme teams. Our name is 'Clothes The Books'
Congratulations to the 1st and 2nd year teams who played their first League games this week against Ballingarry. The 1st year team won 43 pts to 31 pts and the 2nd years won 42pts to 26pts.
Loreto Clonmel 8-06
Well done to all the students to took part in the 1st Loreto Christmas Show!
Preparations are well under way this morning for our annual market day. The 5th Year LCVP class have been very busy decorating the hall and laying out tables all morning.
The annual school Market Day will take place next Tuesday the 3rd of December in the GYM.
27th of November marks the start of Enterprise week in Loreto - leading up to our Market Day on Tuesday 3rd of December.
Congratulations to all the students who travelled to this year’s Cross-Country Championships held on Tuesday at Thurles Crokes Complex. Loreto Clonmel placed in the scoring team events collecting bronze medals in the Intermediate and Senior category Also, two members of the group brought home individual bronze medals in Junior and Intermediate category!
Following the youth assembly last friday in Dáil Éireann, 10 recommendations were presented by the student's who attended to our elected TD's. Loreto's Heather Doyle was among the student's to help develop some of these ideas and put them forward as a starting point for future progress in combating climate change in Ireland.
We marked the Stand Up day today by making a human rainbow flag. All our student's are saying clearly that we are against homophobic, bi-phobic & transphobic bullying.