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Congratulations to the German Debating team, consisting of Emily Lennon, Aoibhin Meghen, Marina Boyle, Grace Cagney, and Alicia MacIntyre. Having won a number of rounds throughout the year  the team reached the final of the National German Debating Competition on May 11th, where they debated against CBC Cork.  Each member of the team debated skillfully on the day. The topic was 'Travel as a Means of Education'.  The team were narrowly defeated by CBC Cork.

57 Fifth Years, 10 staff and 2 parents pitched their tents on the Docks on a windy Friday evening recently.  The camp-out raised €3,650.85 for Medecins Sans Frontieres.  We are indebted to the Dublin Port Company for their incredible generosity and support and to Halfords for sponsoring tents.  An Afghan migrant spoke to the group and students benefitted from the opportunity to question her on the reality of living in Ireland.

 

The Loreto Abbey-Blackrock College Musical “Fake News” will take place in the Jubilee Hall at Blackrock College, from Tuesday 9th to Friday 12th May each evening at 7.30 p.m.    Tickets are on sale from our school office this week – Students €10 and Adults €15.

Rachel Bennett (2nd Year) will be presented with a Special Merit Category B Award in the Texaco Children’s Art Competition with an entry entitled “More is More and Less is a Bore” on Thursday May 25th.

Congratulations to the Junior A basketball team who reached the All Ireland Final in the National Basketball Arena against IS Killorglin.

Eleven First Year students with 7 Science projects represented Loreto Abbey at the DCU Scifest Competition.  Kate Byrne was awarded a prize for her ability to answer questions on her project.  Well done to all involved and to Ms Lambe, their teacher.

Loreto Abbey will receive the Green Flag for Energy Conservation on May 24th in The Helix, DCU.  Well done to the Green Schools Committee guided by Ms Madden, on this achievement.

We wish our German Debating Team, Emily Lennon, Grace Cagney, Aoibhin Meghen and Ali McIntyre,  success in the forthcoming National German Debating Finals against CBC Cork on May 11th.