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Loreto Highlights Update - 13 December 2019
The Minister for Health and Care, the Hon Paul Balban MP and the Director of Public Health, Dr. Sohail Bhatti, visited Loreto Convent this week to meet with teachers and pupils involved in the LSSC (Loreto Sustainable School Committee).  This visit came about when the newly appointed Health Minister read about the effort, determination and passion of children who participate in #trafficfreetuesdays in the Gibraltar Chronicle. 
Minister Balban told the children how impressed he was that they supported Traffic Free Tuesdays, ditching petrol-powered modes of transport in favour of walking to school.  He added that by walking as a group, they were sending a powerful message to all who live and work in Gibraltar that we can all follow their lead.  The children in turn told the Minister that they enjoyed each other’s company on Tuesday mornings while contributing to a cleaner Gibraltar, which is good both for their health and for the environment.  As the former Minister for Transport, Mr Balban has a passion for cycling and keeping active.  He relates to how the children are doing their bit to be more active, whilst doing their little bit to help the environment and air quality.
Dr Bhatti then addressed the children, telling them that by walking to school regularly, they are helping themselves as well as others, to improve their personal health.  He expressed that a healthy body leads to a healthy mind and being active is crucial in this.
Christmas Plays
It has been a busy week with our First and Middle school children performing their festive performances for parents.  The performances have taken place in our School Auditorium, Chapel and at The Cathedral of St Mary The Crowned.  To end the tem, Year 7 hold their festive carol service in the school chapel next Wednesday evening.
Should you have missed out on a performance, or would like a memento then do not worry.  You are able to order a DVD copy of the performance using our online form here, costing only £10.  You are also able to download individual photographs or have these professionally printed from our online Photo Store here. (Please contact the school office on 20075781 for verification and the password to access the site.)
Where's The Elf???
Children in classes across the school have been participating in 'Where is the elf?' in the final fortnight of school.  The elf has been hiding in different locations in classrooms surprising the children each morning.
Christmas Jumper Day
To end this week we supported the 'Christmas Jumper' event.  Children were encourage to wear a festive jumper, or accessories a jumper to make this Christmas themed.  The school has raised over £350.00 for Save The Children.
Kings Chapel Singers, Andrea Simpson and The Loreto School Choir.
Truly wonderful is the only way that one can describe this evening of beautiful carols a magical way to celebrate this religious, festive season.  The Loreto School Choir accompanied Andrea Simpson,with members of the choir also singing amazing solo pieces.   The depth, harmonies and precise execution of musical pieces by The Kings Choir, especially singing 'Emmanuel', was truly first class.  The young school children listened in awe as the adults inspired them.
Loreto would like to thank Wayne Smith and the Kings Chapel Singers for their kind invitation to perform alongside the professional choir.
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