With Christmas just around the corner, Loreto Bray is busily in full swing preparation mode with enthusiasm and festive spirit .Our choir are preparing wonderful Christmas carols for the annual carol service. With the Christmas concerts scheduled for the 19th and 22nd December, auditions and rehearsals are taking place. This Wednesday, to raise money for the rainbow children and to celebrate this jolly season, a ‘santa-fun-run’ will take place along Bray seafront. All in all, Loreto Bray has wasted no time in preparing for a fun filled Christmas.
THE ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE
The newest sub committee of the Student Council is for the environment. This committee has lots of ideas to improve the school environment and surroundings. The plan is to hold more ‘Sparkle Days’, a fun and novel way to get the school spick and span in next to no time. Energy saving plans are being worked on. No doubt, in the months to come, there will be big improvements and changes in the school.
The Student Council are organizing a student recipe book in aid of Sr Orla’s school in Sudan. Each year group have been given a different category, such as first years organise starters, second years organise desserts etc. Students will submit recipes and the most creative and tasty make it in to the book. It is hoped that this will become a regular tradition. Watch this space!!!
On Monday 1st December, the Senior German Debating Team took part in a challenging debate against Mountjoy Comprehensive School from Malahide. “Schuler sollen wahrend der schulzeit nicht arbeiten”. The motion was that “students shouldn’t work during school term”. Our girls included Oxanna Lastovetsky, Lara George, Cristine Rubalcava and Katie Davenport. It was a very exciting and challenging debate, but despite a hard fought battle, Mountjoy Comprehensive stole the winning title. However the girls enjoyed the experience and look forward to the next debate.
TDS VISIT THE SCHOOL
On Friday 28th November, class 308 hosted a questions and answers session with the local Wicklow TDs. Art O’Leary opened the day describing the world of politics and the work carried out by TDs. All the class got involved in decision making for the country as well as coming up with a new budget! Liz McManus, Andrew Doyle, Billy Timmons and Joe Behan couldn’t have been more accommodating in answering questions and sharing their knowledge. When all queries were answered, tea, coffee and biscuits were served and a group photo was taken. A very big thank you to all those involved. A great day was had by all the girls.
DEVELOPMENT COMPETITION 2008
A huge congratulations and well done to Claire Kane who recently took part in the Youth Leadership Development Competition run by Rotary International.. Rotary International is a worldwide organisation made up of thousands of clubs.. These clubs work from local up to international level. The aim is to provide a service to those less fortunate. As part of the competition, the Rotary clubs were choosing three candidates at the final interviews to travel to Strassbourg, were students would get together to discuss topics affecting the EU. Claire worked her way up through each round of interviews and was chosen forth – only one place off travelling.
Well done to Claire, she did us proud.