Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Jigsaw Mental Health Talk

On the 10th of November, all Fourth Years received a talk from a spokesperson from Jigsaw in honour of Mental Health Week. Jigsaw is a network of programmes across Ireland designed to make sure every young person has somewhere to turn to and someone to talk to. Jenny, our spokesperson, explained to us what mental health is and how important it is to take care of and discuss with others. She showed us slides and video of different situations involving mental health and how to deal with them. It was an extremely helpful talk that gave everyone a great insight into having good mental health.

Rowing Trip

Eight lucky Transition Years; Ava White, Ella McNevin, Maille Hopkins, Orlagh Beggs, Ellen O' Driscoll, Elizbeth Murphy, Melanie Fidel and Katie Dinsmore along with Ms. Ferris took part in the Rowing trip to Neptune Rowing Club on the 20th of October. They represented the school in this one day rowing experience along with four other Loreto schools in Dublin. There was a variety of boats available and they all had a chance to row in a boat on the river. The groups were once again split into groups of four and all teams competed in a race to end the day. Ellen O'Driscoll and Elizabeth Murphy's team came runners up in the race. It was a very enjoyable day and all students had a great time rowing.

A Sweet Way to Raise Money

During the week leading up to Halloween, the Transition Year students who are a part of the St. Vincent de Paul fund raising group helped to raise money for the foundation.The chocolate apples were made by a group of committed Transition Year students on Wednesday 21st of October. The apples were sold in the school during both lunchtimes for 2 each the next day. We are thankful that so many students participated in such a good cause and helped St. Vincent de Paul. About 1800 was raised, of which half was given to the charity.

Just to remind everyone, St. Vincent de Paul fights poverty nationwide and Loreto Balbriggan got to join the fight too. Also, a big 'thank you' to Ms. Gaughan, who coordinated the event.We kept to the Halloween theme that week with another charitable event. On Friday 23rd of October, all of the students dressed up in Halloween costumes and brought in  2 for Rumbek Day. This money went towards our fellow secondary school in Rumbek in South Sudan.

 Thank you everyone for your cooperation!