The ongoing work to improve our playground moved on again today with the ‘planting up’ of the planters in the front playground adding yet more colour to the front of the school.
We would like to thank Canon McMullan for donating the money to buy all the beautiful plants. We hope to see them flourish over the summer and give us lots of colours and scents. A big thank you also to Mr Bonner for weeding the planters and helping with the planting.
We would ask that all parents ensure that their children don’t climb over the planters and also that noone sits on the planters, especially adults. This will ensure that the wood and plants don’t get damaged and that they will last for many years to come for many more children and parents to enjoy.
Primary 1 were very excited about the grand opening of the new Trim trail equipment today. It was such a lovely sunny morning and all the whole school met outside to watch the ribbon being cut! This afternoon we went outside to try out all the new apparatus and we had so much fun. Beth summed it up saying, “I couldn’t do that before, but I’ve been practising and I’m getting good now!” We then tried shooting some baskeballs into the new basketball hoops; no one managed but we’re all hoping to get better by practising in our break and lunchtimes!
A huge thank you to everyone who attended the first Loretto Quiz Night on Friday 1st April, the first of what we hope will now become an annual event. The night was a complete sell-out and it was fantastic so see such support from teachers, parents, friends and pupils alike. Ticket sales, along with the raffle, teas and coffee and a great game of ‘Heads and Tails’, helped us raise the magnificent sum of £501.70, which will be put towards the school playground fund.
A special well done to the winning team “The Starlets” – consisting of Mrs. Clark, Mrs. Dalglish, Mrs Gaunt, Mrs Gill, Mrs Hill and Miss Wood