Young Engineers Build Bridges

The brief explored in this project for Technology was the following, Explore what considerations engineers have to consider when designing and constructing bridges. Research the following types of bridges, beam, suspension, cantilever and arch bridges. For the design and construction of their bridges year 7 pupils have studied the key developments, advances and materials used…

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World Book Day 2018

After many months of planning, it was finally time for the Library staff at Loreto Convent School to start World Book Day 2018.  Despite the wind and rain, the children started to arrive in their fancy dress as a book character.  After many weeks of preparation, the costumes were the best that the school has…

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Netball Competition

On Saturday 25th, our school netball teams compete in the Netball competition at the Tercentenary Hall.  After action packed matches, the teams played well together and the results were as follows; Red Hawks finished Runners Up in the A competition (only losing 7-8 to the winners). Yellow Hawks finished 1st the the B Competition (winning…

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Choir Champions

Last week saw both our First and Middle School choirs and a recorder ensemble participate in the Gibraltar Festival for Young Musicians (GFYM).  On Thursday 22nd February the choirs and ensemble performed at the John Mackintosh Hall, competing against other local schools. The First School choir sang beautifully, the adjudicator said their performance was exciting, with…

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Victorian Day 2018

As part of the conclusion to their History lessons, year 6 pupils have experienced a day in the life as a Victorian.  On Friday 09th February pupils were transported back in time attending a Victorian school.  Pupils have been learning about life in Victorian times where they all produced some fantastic journals as part of their project work. …

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Check Mate Chess

During Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th February, some of our children entered the Tradewise Junior Chess championships. In the U10 category, Zach Hamilton came 3rd and Oliver Jarvis came 1st. These children will join other Loreto children in the annual Middle Schools tournament, held at the Caleta on Thursday 15th March from 9-1pm. Well done…

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Our Plastic Footprint

The children at Loreto Convent want to make a difference! We support the growing world-wide initiative to reduce our plastic footprint by ditching plastic water bottles and juice cartons and bringing re-usable bottles to school.  We are keen to do our bit to save our seas and oceans from the ever increasing amount of pollution…

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Reception’s Reading Talk

On Thursday 25th January, Mrs Byrne talked to the parents of our Reception children about reading skills. This included the theories behind how children read, along with how parents can support by reading to children in the preferred way. Missed the talk!?  Can catch up by viewing the presentation and accompanying video below. Please open the…

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