Loreto Secondary School
TY students in Loreto Bray had a busy week performing their drama plays on Tuesday, April 19, and Wednesday, April 20. Four plays were staged. ‘Follie That’ was done by TY1. The play followed a Dublin dance troop on a trip to Paris to compete in a dance competition. ‘No Body to Murder’ by TY2 was about an island hotel and it’s guests when it emerges that fugitive Pat Menace is on the island.
TY3 and TY4 staged the ‘Teen Commandments’, a play discussing all the modern day troubles and events that many teenagers face. TY5 closed the show with their performance of ‘Il Fornicazione’, a play about an opera that goes horribly wrong as the only members of the orchestra to arrive were the lady triangle and the conductor.
Everyone auditioned for their class play and started rehersing during our double drama class under the direction of Sean Leahy. We are very grateful for his guidance and all of the hard work that he put into each play. The plays were all a huge success receiving positive feedback from their audiences on both nights. It was a thoroughly enjoyable show and a fantastic experience for everyone involved.
On Tuesday, April 26, the internal competition for our Transition Year mini-companies was held in the concert hall. Ten groups were selected from Fourth year by Serena, the head of our local County Enterprise Board.
Five of the companies had already gone to the county final: The Sweet Light Candle Company, Picture It, The Letter Company, Hydrobottle and Adopt-A-Buddy. Five other companies i.e Note It, Lockór, Better Batter Jars, Cookies in a Jar and Sweets in a Jar, were selected from the remaining companies in our year to participate too.
We began the day by setting up our stalls in the Mary Ward APA where Serena came around to judge them. After that in the concert hall we all did a three minute presentation, which she also judged.
There were four prizes as follows; Best stand: Note It. Best presentation: Sweet Light Candle Company. Most innovative idea: Picture It. Overall winner: Hydrobottle.
Congratulations to all the companies who participated in Mini Company 2016. Thanks to our teachers who provided great support and encouragement to us in all our endeavours throughout the year too.
Congratulations to the History students in Third year who represented the school in the History Teachers’ Association of Ireland quiz on Monday, April 25. The team came third in the Junior Cycle section in Leinster. Well done to Mahaam Rashid, Aoife Donoghue, Rebecca McQuillan, Nicola Foynes, Ellen Prendergast and Eva Roche. Thanks to Ms. Power for all her encouragement and advice during the competition.