Holocaust Memorial Day

 The college has a tradition of commemorating Holocaust Memorial Day in a variety of ways. This year, working with the Chaplaincy, a group of our students visited HOME, in Manchester. Student Megan Auld takes up the story: “On Holocaust Memorial

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History Society welcomes Dr Celia Donert from the University of Liverpool

Student Hamss Dawood reports: In November Loreto’s History Society had the pleasure of hosting Dr Celia Donert, of the University of Liverpool, for an invigorating talk on the history and politics of human rights and the role of non-governmental organisations

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Recognition for Loreto charity initiative

January saw the culmination of the college’s engagement with the ‘Toilet Twinning’ charity. This national organisation seeks to raise funds to provide safe latrines, clean water and hygiene education in some of the world’s poorest nations. Schools, colleges and other

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European Translation Competition

For the third consecutive year, Loreto College was selected to take part in a prestigious European Translation competition organised by the European Commission in Brussels. Trials took place on the 11th November when 17 students entered the competition, translating in

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Model UN Debate

Recently, three Geography students attended a Model UN debate at Cross Street Chapel in Manchester. The students involved, Hannah Lendzion, Lara Othman and Izza Ahmed, were representing Germany in a debate about the current refugee crisis. The students worked hard

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Christie Hospital Proton Beam Therapy Centre

A group of eleven Loreto physics students attended an Institute of Physics lecture held at Manchester Metropolitan University in January to hear Dr Ronald McKay give a description of the proton beam therapy centre being built at the Christie hospital.

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Renaissance Rollercoaster of Emotions in Rainy Nottingham

AS English Literature students recently had the opportunity to see a performance of John Webster’s Jacobean revenge tragedy ‘The Duchess of Malfi’; student Nathan Meades reports…. Packed full of passion, lust, intrigue, violence and emotion, Nottingham Playhouse’s production of the

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CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young)

For the second successive year the college was pleased to welcome representatives from CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young), who carried out a large scale screening programme on nearly a hundred of our students. This organisation operates nationally and aims

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Loreto students go litter picking in the local community

Article and photos – Beth Ennis: This week has seen a fantastic turn out of Loreto students take to the streets in an effort to keep our local area clean. The litter pick on Monday involved over thirty students in

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Textile Design students work with renowned fashion designer

Textile Design students recently had the rare and exciting opportunity to meet and work with successful fashion designer Jasper Garvida, leader of the London based fashion label Éthologie. Having worked with names such as John Galliano, Alexander McQueen and Vivienne

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Textile Design students work with renowned fashion designer

Textile Design students recently had the rare and exciting opportunity to meet and work with successful fashion designer Jasper Garvida, leader of the London based fashion label Éthologie. Having worked with names such as John Galliano, Alexander McQueen and Vivienne

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English Department reading group

The first choice of the reading group this year was W. G. Sebald’s novel Austerlitz. This highly unusual work, described variously by critics as ‘mesmeric…haunting…heartbreakingly tragic and a work of obvious genius’ proved to be a popular selection. Students were

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Cambridge Chemistry Challenge

 No fewer than thirty four AS chemistry students took part in this year’s prestigious Cambridge Chemistry Challenge. Nominated by their chemistry teacher the determined chemists sat a demanding ninety minute written examination, which is designed to stretch the most able

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Maths Roadshow spreading the word

Co-ordinator Ms Friedenthal writes: This term, 56 of our students have been running a maths roadshow for Years 5-8 in primary and secondary schools around Manchester. The project started with 5 weeks of training from MMU and Loreto staff, then

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Maths Roadshow spreading the word

Co-ordinator Ms Friedenthal writes: This term, 56 of our students have been running a maths roadshow for Years 5-8 in primary and secondary schools around Manchester. The project started with 5 weeks of training from MMU and Loreto staff, then

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Loreto musicians celebrate Christmas

2015 drew to a close with two traditional seasonal events which saw Loreto’s musicians take centre stage. Christmas Mass at the ‘Hidden Gem’ in Manchester provides our choristers and instrumentalists with the opportunity to perform in one of the city’s

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