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MU Players Surprise Visit

.@Carras16 and @PhilJones4 went back to school with @MU_Foundation this week. #SchoolsUnited #MUFC pic.twitter.com/6JVelCVuhM — Manchester United (@ManUtd) February 9, 2017 Students at Loreto High School had a day to remember on Wednesday 8th February, when two players from the Manchester United first team squad paid a surprise visit. Michael Carrick and Phil Jones visited Loreto and met with excited students […]

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Hat trick plus one!

On 14th December the Year 10 football team played St Bede’s in the Catholic Cup and won the game with ease with a scoreline of 7 2 . Loreto started brightly and were soon 1-0 up with a well worked goal by Santiago Cortesao. Shortly after taking the lead, a lack of communication in defence allowed St […]

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Girls Basketball Tournament

On Thursday 26th January, a team of year 8 girls took part in a friendly basketball tournament, held at the Amaechi Basketball Centre in Whalley Range.  The girls played 10 minutes per side and met with three high schools. They won against Parrswood High School (20-4) but despite some strong play, lost against William Hulme High School  and Abraham Moss […]

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Year 8 QTR Final Winners 18.01.17

Year 8 Football Victory

The year 8 football team, who were crowned Champions of Manchester last year after remaining undefeated all season, are currently top of the Premier League. The highly skilled players work exceptionally well as a team, have a focused determination to win trophies and are currently climbing to success in both the Catholic Cup and the Manchester Cup. The team are off […]

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Visit by CBBC Presenter

On Tuesday 17th January Year 8 pupils had an exciting opportunity to meet Katie Thistleton, CBBC and Radio1 presenter and soon to be children’s author. Katie visited to talk about her upcoming book, Dear Katie, publishing in September 2017 with Orion Children’s Books. The book will feature real letters from children between the ages of 10-16, […]

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Make Time for Reading!

Head of Year 10 and P.E. Teacher extraordinaire, Mr Hyland was the winner of our ‘Santa, please bring me a book to read’ competition, which staff entered in December. Mr Hyland who won the Ryan Giggs autobiography commented, “I’ve always admired Ryan Giggs. He’s a living legend in football and I can’t wait to get reading about his life story and […]

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Ethan & Trezeguet with Antonio Valencia

Celebrity Reward Trip

Trezeguet Taylor and Ethan Ranson attended Old Trafford to meet eight of the Manchester United first team players as a reward for their behaviour, attendance, progress and attitude to learning. The pair had the chance to meet players such as Chris Smalling, Phil Jones, Romero, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Antonio Valencia. Both students were complimented by a […]

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Premier League Enterprise

‘Manchester United Meet the Business’ gave students the opportunity to see how the club operates as a business. Students met with staff from HR, Commercial, Business & Finance and MUTV where they gained an insight into what they do and their career paths. Students also had the opportunity to create a business plan on ‘Ways to expand […]

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Jazz Band at Central Library

After impressing the organisers last Christmas with their amazing playing, the Loreto Jazz Band was invited to perform again for an hour at Manchester Central Library’s Christmas open weekend on 10th December. There was a fantastic atmosphere with performances also by youth theatres and opera companies throughout the day. The Jazz Band were brilliant, and performed seasonal […]

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Girls Football Success

The Manchester United Girls Development team deliver a girls only high quality, tactical and technical football training session at Loreto, to a determined group of athletes. On 18th November eight girls were invited to  represent Manchester United in a fixture against Wigan Athletic. Due to the success of the sessions the team are now playing fixtures with local schools. Well done to Sadie […]

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