It is always important to look back sometimes, to reflect, to remember and to celebrate. Recently, we got the chance to do just that. Marie McDevitt, an ex student of Loreto before the college became a post-16 Sixth Form from 1967 – 1972 came to visit the college and was reunited with an inspirational teacher that helped encourage her to pursue a career in Public Health: Ms Noreen Molloy (a Loreto student too, before recruited as a teacher). The ladies met with the Senior Management Team and other members of staff at the college sharing fond memories of times gone by and learning about how the college has retained its excellent reputation and continued to serve the local community and the region of Greater Manchester with a mission ‘to educate the whole person’ at its core.
Marie and Noreen were given a tour of the beautiful campus, which has modern building and facilities, but has retained the beautiful Victorian chapel that stands proudly in the the grounds and houses the Art department as well as the Chapel.
Both Noreen and Marie were at Loreto when Mother Victorine was Principal and spoke of her visionary leadership and strength. Noreen bought a rose plant in her honour and had the chance to see the Rose in full bloom during her visit.
Marie has very kindly donated to the college some memorabilia including items from her Loreto Uniform from when she was a student. Items include, a scarf, gloves, a pencil case and Loreto college newsletters (the equivalent of the content of a modern day website from each year that she attended). All items are in excellent condition and are now displayed in the college. Next time you are visiting the college. why don’t you take a look?