Thursday, 22 March 2018

Jigsaw Peer Education Programme

A graduation ceremony was held in Skerries Community College for the six students who got selected for training as Jigsaw Peer Educators. After attending several enjoyable sessions over the last few months,a graduation was organised to mark the end of their achievement. Six girls from Loreto Secondary School and a few other students from other schools including students from Skerries Community College were handed certificates for their accomplishment.  After listening to the instrumental show and a few speeches made by students and teachers, we had our pictures taken by parents/ guardians who also attended. We nibbled on the finger foods that were laid out for us and chatted along to our friends and family. 

Thank you to Ms.Costigan for organising the programme. We look forward to delivering the presentation based on raising awareness of mental health to our peers over the coming weeks.

Sunday, 11 March 2018

Junk Kouture

Congratulations to all students on their performances in the Kouture semi-finals in The Helix. Well done to 3 of our costumes on reaching the Final : “ Tyred “  “Angel of the Night” “ "The Dutchess". We wish the finalists the very best of luck in the final which will take place in the Three Arena on the 19th April.

TY Breast Cancer Awareness Talk

Awareness helps to save lives...Breast Cancer Ireland are keen to promote education and awareness amongst women of all ages.

It's a myth to think that Breast Cancer only happens to women over a certain age!  Breast Cancer can happen to women young and old. Thanks to the speaker who came in to talk all about breast cancer and its early stages. We are now fully aware of all the symptoms. 

The speaker introduced herself and her equipments. She went through the presentation she had prepared. The presentation included a lot of useful information. We found out that breast cancer affects 1 in 9 women. She read out the instruction on how to get the breast cancer app and how it works.  We got to touch the mannequin which was helpful as you get a sense of feeling of what exactly you are looking for and what is normal around the area. 

I found the talk very beneficial because I now know how to check for breast cancer symptoms. I discovered a new app which I intend to use regularly.  I know 8 warnings to look out for and how to do the breast examination and how often should one do it.

TY Film Studies Trip

Mr. Daly's and Ms. O'Sullivan's film studies year long module class got a lucky trip to Swords cinema. We took the bus and there was excitement buzzing in the air. The movie that we watched was chosen by the teachers and it was a very good choice. We watched "The Greatest Showman ".  Swords Pavilions was filled with 60 friendly Loreto Balbriggan faces.  We got our cinema food and munched away during the 2 hour long movie. 

A little bit more about the movie;
Inspired by the imagination of P. T. Barnum, The Greatest Showman is an original musical that celebrates the birth of show business & tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation. Starring P.T Barnum, the Wolverine star Hugh Jackman, Phillip, the High School Musical sensation Zac Efron and Anne Wheeler as Disney's favorite Zendaya. 

The musical genre was not popular among us students but as soon as the movie started we were all indulged into it. Personally I dislike watching musicals but every since watching that one I suddenly started liking them. I would give it a 10/10 rating.