Mary Ward’s birthday on the 23rd of January marks the beginning of Mary Ward week- an important celebration for Loreto Schools around the world.
Every year Loreto Schools around the globe reflect on Mary Ward’s life and learn from the values of our 17th century foundress. To read more about her life click here.
The week has been filled with various events to commemorate her life.
Children attended assemblies based on Mary Ward’s values of Truth, Freedom, Sincerity, Justice and Joy and Fr. Paul Bear celebrated mass in our school chapel to celebrate this important occasion.
In her shoes
Year 6 took on the challenge to walk 1500 steps ( or more!) up to the Pillars of Hercules at the entrance to the Gibraltar Nature Reserve. As they did, they reflected on the herculean 1,500 mile walk to Rome, undertaken by Mary Ward to present her vision for educating women to three different Popes.