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Meeting the England Rugby Team – 9th September 2015
On Friday 9th October, 10 students from Loreto were lucky enough to travel to Eccles RUFC to meet many of the England Rugby World Cup 2015 squad…. Read More.
Cross Country Meeting, Wythenshaw Park – September 2015
Luca Costello (year 7), Jamai Ayegun (year 7) and Xavier O’Hare (year 10) represented Loreto and competed well, with Xavier taking 1st place! Congratulations.
The FA Girls Football Festival
We took a group of eight year 7 and 8 girls and nine year 9 and 10 girls to Platt Lane to take part in the FA Girls Football Festival. There were a range of activities going on inside the dome, for example, target shooting, pace reader, reaction timer, freestyle, face painting, hair braiding, referee’s workshop and an inflatable pitch. Outside, there was a mini 5-a-side tournament which gave all the girls a chance to play in a competitive situation. Chelsea Nightingale (Manchester City Women) and Toni Duggan (Manchester City Women and England International) came along and happily took photo’s and signed autographs for all the children (and staff!). There was a question and answer for the players at the end which gave the girls a lot of chances to ask any questions. It was a brilliant afternoon and the girls behaved perfectly and were a credit to the school. Well done girls!
Loreto Rugby Leaders
A number of Rugby leaders have been out of school 3 afternoons a week going into the primary schools to help the RFU coaches deliver sessions in our feeder primary schools with y5&6… read more
Girls Football Tournament, Loreto brings home the plate
Eight year 7 and 8 girls went to Manchester College – Nicolls Campus to represent Loreto in the Manchester Girls Football Finals. The first game they played decided which pool they went into, the Cup or the Plate. Our team went on to play for the Plate and played in a very close, tense semi-final game against Wright Robinson. At the end of the game, the score was 0-0 which meant two minutes of extra time. Still, at this point, the game was goalless which resulted in penalties. Paulina and Jaime buried their penalties, meaning Loreto were through to the final. Our final game was against Whalley Range. Again, this was a tough game and we had chance after chance of scoring but Whalley Range’s keeper was superb. Erin Conway finally beat the keeper making the score 1-0 to Loreto. The whistle blew and Loreto won the final and brought home the Plate as well as individual medals.
Rugby at Twickenham – June 2015
On Wednesday 20th May, Mr Hyland took ten representatives from the Loreto Rugby squads for a once in a lifetime chance to play on the hallowed turf at Twickenham Stadium…
Track Cycling – May 2015
15 year 7 student’s took part in the track cycling at the Velodrome. The students performance was excellent. The next event for the track cycling is the timed trials on Monday 18th May.
Great Street Sprint – May 2015
14 year 7 student’s took part in the Great Street Sprint, Deansgate on Friday 8th May. Kiara Stewart, Elise Ford, Chiantai O’Connor, Mike Kyei and Louis Gyamfi all qualified for the semi final. Unfortunately, they didn’t get through to the final, but all students performed superb on the day. The student’s met lots of athletes, including Jessica Ennis and Greg Rutherford.
Gifted and Talented Athletics Training Camp – April 2015
Great City Sprint – April 2015
ITV News Grassroots Rugby with Loreto Chorlton – January 2015
On Monday 26th January, we were asked to take a Year 8 Rugby Team to Broughton Park to be part of a report for ITV News. ITV wanted to film some grassroots Rugby and speak to some students about how they are feeling about the upcoming World Cup. During the event the students were filmed playing small sided games in groups and then they played a full match against East Manchester Academy. The game was a brilliant spectacle in front of the bright light of the ITV cameras with fantastic skills on show from both sides. Stand out performances were had by Anthony Bottomley and Diego Hamilton, with Cian Keane scoring a hat-trick of tries. Unfortunately, Loreto were narrowly on the wrong end of the score line as East Manchester had too many strong runners for the defence to handle.
Cian Keane and Terrell Lewys were selected out of the squad to be interviewed for the news report. If you would like to see the team in action, head over to ITV.com to watch a clip.
Greater Manchester Sports Hall Athletics Primary School Qualifiers – January 2015
On Monday 16th January, 11 Primary Schools from the local area came to compete to qualify for the Greater Manchester Sports Hall Athletics competition. 150 students participated in track and field events to become the best school in Central and East Manchester. The field events were Speed Bounce, Indoor Javelin, Standing Ball Throw and the Standing Long Jump. Each of the running events were done down the full length of the Sports Hall, with 2 full lengths being classed as one lap. The track events were 1 lap, 2 laps, 6 laps and the 4×2 lap relay.
All of the events were organised and officiated by Loreto Sports Leaders that looked very smart in the new blue Loreto t-shirts. Every school commented on how fantastic the event was organised and how efficiently all of the events were ran. Congratulations and good luck to St John’s who finished first and qualified for the Greater Manchester Level Games on the 17th March.
Sports City Finals Year 7 Athletics – January 2015
Louis Gyamfi came 3rd in the 800m race and received a letter to go to Sale Harriers Endurance Academy. Demola Owoseni did well in the shot put and got invited to Sale Harriers training.
Athletics at St. Peter’s – January 2015
Year 8 went to St Peter’s for the Sports Hall Athletics where eight other schools competed in relay races, speed bounce, standing long jump and shot put. All participants did really well and Cian Keane won the Shot Put easily by throwing it over the measuring tape.
Taekwondo at Loreto – January 2015
Loreto pupils have had the chance to undertake some Taekwondo lessons with a qualified coach holding a lunch time club on Friday’s and now starting to deliver some Taekwondo sessions in core PE lessons. These pictures are from a year 10 lesson where the pupils were taught how to pad and kick as well as some special punches. All the Taekwondo is non contact in school.
Manchester Schools Swimming Gala – January 2015
On Thursday 8th January, the Year 7&8 swimming teams travelled to Wright Robinson Sports College to compete in the Manchester Schools Swimming Gala. There were four races plus the relay for both boys and girls. Bradley Lowrie (butterfly), Devonte Ward (freestyle), Robert Deorznik (backstroke) and Kasper Pilarski (breaststroke) made up the boys team, and Marnie Mannion (backstroke) and Sabrina Abubakar (freestyle) competed for the girls. All of the students showcased their talents in the pool, especially Marnie Mannion who comfortably won her backstroke heat. This was the first heat of two, so the final results will follow next week. Well done to everyone involved.
Manchester Schools U16 Girls Basketball Competition – December 2014
On Tuesday 2nd December our Year 9 and Year 10 girls took part in the Citywide Manchester Schools U16 Girls Basketball Competition. Superb skills and tremendous team spirit saw us finish second in our group to go on and play Trinity and St Matthews in the final round. Determined defence from Enoma and Afua, incredible interceptions from Sabrina and reliable rebounding from Isel ensured a comprehensive 12-4 win over St. Matthews, topped off with superb scoring skills from our England International Ashana. The last game of the evening was our toughest one and Trinity managed to secure a 16-6 win over our team. The whole team demonstrated the Loreto values throughout the tournament and were wonderful ambassadors for our school. Girls Basketball practice is Thursday after school in the Sports Hall, led by our highly successful local female team, the Manchester Mystics.
Loreto Boys selected to represent Greater Manchester – November 2014
On Saturday Delroy Wright, Ronaldo and Rivaldo Brown were selected for the Under 16’s Greater Manchester boys football team v Newcastle in the 3rd round of the National Cup. This is an elite group of players that have been specially selected to represent Greater Manchester. The team had 18 players to pick from and Ronaldo Brown started on the right wing, had a solid game but came off in the second half due to a minor injury. Delroy Wright and Rivaldo Brown played the second half and both had a good impact on the game, Delroy at right back and Rivaldo as a centre forward. Greater Manchester won 3-0 and progress through to the next round of the cup, all the boys thoroughly enjoyed the experience and we all are looking forward to the next game.
International Friendly – Argentina – Portugal at Old Trafford Football Ground – November 2014
On Tuesday 18th November, the PE Department took a group of 30 students to watch the International Friendly between Argentina and Portugal. The game pulled in a huge crowd as Lionel Messi and Christiano Ronaldo both started as captain for their respective countries. The atmosphere was electric as all 40,000 people screamed the names of their idols as they emerged from the tunnel. The game itself was a tense encounter with both sides cancelling each other out. Ronaldo and Messi went off at half time to the disappointment of the crowd but the game was brought to life as Portugal scored a late winner in the 90th minute. Students are reminded to keep their ear to the ground as Team PE will be running similar trips in the future. Watch this space.
Second in the City – October 2014
Rugby Cup Final – October 2014
Football – October 2014
Year 8 (Boys) Manchester Schools League On Tuesday 7th October the Year 8 Football team travelled to Trinity in the Manchester Schools League. The weather conditions weren’t ideal for a flowing football match but it was the same for both teams. For the majority of the first half, Loreto were camped inside their opponents half; with near misses from Ousman Jallow, Padraic Murphy and Guy Tulsie. Trinity had a very athletic attacking partnership and they made us pay late in the first half with two breakaway goals. It was 2-0 at halftime. Early in the 2nd half, Ousman Jallow expertly played a through ball to Guy Tulsie who took the ball around the keeper to make it 2-1. Unfortunately, Trinity had the elements in the 2nd half and made it pay. They scored two more goals on the break to make the final score a flattering 4-1. Special mention goes to Louis Hamilton and Andre Smith as they both had solid performances on their debut.
Year 8 (Boys) ESFA Round 2 Loreto travelled down the M61 to Thornleigh Salesian College in the 2nd round of the National ESFA Cup. The weather conditions were perfect for football and the game started at a tremendous pace. Loreto seemed to be still on the minibus in the first 10 minutes and conceded an early goal on the break with a calm finish by the opposition striker. Michael Leary and Ronan O’Rourke came into the side and had fantastic games in the first half, coming close to equalising before the break. In the second half, Loreto had most of the possession but just couldn’t find a breakthrough. Ousman Jallow came close but saw his effort saved by the goalkeeper. Towards the end of the game, Thornleigh scored two more goals on the break, which shattered all hopes of progression into the 3rd Round. After the game the teacher from Thornleigh congratulated the lads on their effort and determination and was really impressed by the way the team conducted themselves throughout the game. Man of the match was Wen Kongolo for his solid display, as Captain, in the centre of Midfield. End Result: Thornleigh Salesian College 3-0 Loreto
Rugby – October 2014
On Saturday 4th October, 34 Loreto students travelled to Broughton Park Rugby Club to play a fixture against Chorlton High. This was a fantastic opportunity to showcase the high level of rugby skills that have developed at the school over the last 18 months. Both the Year 7 and Year 8 teams looked very professional in the new kits provided as part of the RFU All Schools Programme.
The matches were a curtain raiser for Broughton Park Men’s 1st XV v Wilmslow and there was a huge crowd to see the talented students participate in free flowing Rugby. The Year 7’s were fantastic and showed great determination to play to the final whistle, even though they were beaten by a more experienced Chorlton side. All of the lads were highly motivated and got stuck in from the start; the highlight of the game was a bulldozing run by Anthony Bottomley straight through the heart of the Chorlton defence. Other standout performances were from Aqeel Ali, Dylan Moore, Sean Gavin and Bradley Lowrie.
The Year 8’s were comfortable winners over Chorlton with Cian Keane and Philip Kadiri using their power and pace to cut through the defensive line at will. The team showed great spirit and teamwork as they recycled the ball quickly and showed great athleticism to outpace the Chorlton defenders. Players of the match for the Year 8’s included Noah Curry, Padraic Murphy and Jacob Morris who all showed the Loreto values throughout the game.
The whole day was a fantastic advertisement for the school and the talents of the students. All of the lads enjoyed playing at the Hough End Stadium and are keen to get involved with the club. Loreto has fantastic club links with Broughton Park and aim to get more students playing for the youth teams. If you would like to play for the Club, training is on Wednesday at 7pm-8pm and Sunday at 10.30am. For the next few weeks, Mr Hyland will be providing a lift to Broughton Park on Wednesday nights for those who are interested in playing for this fantastic club. There will be 100 Vivo’s on offer for everyone that turns up for the next three weeks. Please see the PE department for more information.
Cross Country – October 2014
Rugby – September 2014
Emerging Schools Rugby Tournament On Tuesday 30th September the Year 9 Rugby squad travelled to Eccles Rugby Club to take part in the annual Greater Manchester Emerging Schools Rugby Tournament. We looked impeccable with our new shirts and shorts as we took to the field in a very competitive group. The other schools in Group 1 were Ashton on Mersey, Westleigh High School, Broadoak High School and Abraham Moss. The team played with a fantastic spirit in all 4 of the games, narrowly missing out in 3 of the matches against Ashton, Westleigh and Broadoak. The game against Abraham Moss came down to the wire with a 10-10 draw being the final outcome. Cian Keane and Andre Smith, who were playing for the year group above, scored the tries for Loreto in a nail biting game. Next it is the turn of the Year 8 Rugby team who travel to Trafford MV Rugby Club on the 9th October.
Primary Tag Rugby Competition On Monday 29th September, Loreto hosted the Central and East Manchester Primary Tag Rugby Competition. 150 pupils from across 13 local schools came to Broughton Park to try and qualify for the Citywide Finals later on in the year. The matches were organised and refereed by our talented student rugby leaders from years 9-11. This was week 1 of 2 and was very closely contested in all 3 leagues. Both of the St John’s teams came out on top of their group, with Chorlton Primary School leading the way in Group 3. All of the leaders were a credit to the school and the tournament ran smoothly.
Let’s hope that next Monday gives us an exciting finale. All the action kicks off at 3.45pm at Broughton Park RUFC, Hough End Playing Fields. The finale at Broughton Park RUFC 6th Oct, has been postponed due to waterlogged pitches.
English Schools Cup – September 2014
English Schools Cup Round One Loreto comfortably beat Newman College 6-0, two fantastic goals from Keano McKinley and Jack Sheehan were the highlights of the game. Loreto were strong in midfield and a man of the match performance from Delroy Wright, at centre back, who was the epitome of calmness in defence, gave Newman College little chance of scoring. Loreto are now through to round two of the English Schools’ Cup. English Schools Cup Round Two Loreto fought hard in the first half against a well organised Canon Slade team, Loreto went 1-0 down after 10 minutes. After this the game was very tight and Loreto equalised 10 minutes in to the second half with a goal from Shaquille Lewys. A man of the match performance was given by Connor O’Shea, who made good decisions, strong tackles and read the game well. The game started to slip away from Loreto following some fantastic second half goals from Canon Slade, unfortunately Loreto were beaten 4-1 however the conduct and sportsmanship of both teams was excellent.
Rugby Sevens – September 2014
On Saturday 13th September the year 10 rugby team were selected to play in front of the Sky Sports cameras during the FIRA European 7’s Competition. After the game between England and Portugal, the lads took to the field to play against Oulder Hill Sports College (Rochdale) and Altrincham College of Arts. Read more…
Extra Curricular Golf – June 2014
On Tuesday 10 students went to Chorlton Golf club to test their golfing skills in a professional environment. The club is offering free memberships to under 14 students and some students were keen to take up this offer. We will be adding golf as an extra curricular option every Tuesday and are able to take up to 12 students per week.
Bowled over by Cricket Week
This week to celebrate National Cricket week students took part in various cricket related activities in PE lessons to raise the profile of cricket in the school for all pupils. Staff were also encouraged to join in and some of the more competitive staff picked up their bats and made a few runs.
Great Street Sprint – May 2014
Eight Y7 students stormed through Round Two, qualifying for Round 3, of the Great Street Sprint which took place in Deansgate recently. This prestigious event, enabled the students to meet outstanding Olympians athletes; Christine ohrugu, Don Hughes, Kellie Wells, Kris Brown and Yohan Blake. Four students made it through to the semi finals and Roselyne even made it to the finals after an amazing qualifying sprint. The Loreto athletes certainly had an inspiring day that will spur them on to do greater things in the future.
ParalympicsGB Sports Fest – May 2014
Eight Loreto students went to the Paralympics GB Sports Fest where they had the opportunity to try 19 different sports including wheelchair basketball, fencing, blind football, horse riding, rowing and many more. Students then met inspirational athletes such as the four gold medal winning athlete at London, Sarah storey and gold medallist at Sochi, Kelly Gallagher. It was a truly inspirational day and two boys (Jamal Bruce and Stephen Caralon) attracted particular attention in terms of their talent and potential to compete at a higher level!
Year 9 ESFA Cup
The Loreto year 9 football team had been very successful in year 8 winning all games in Manchester all the season apart from one in, winning the Manchester Cup, Catholic Cup, South Manchester League and North v South Final. The only trophy they had not won was the English Schools’ FA Cup, which they were knocked out of in the only defeat of the year 8 season. The year 9 season Loreto’s year 9 team defeated 7 teams across the country to get down to the last 8 teams out of a 1000 schools that take part in the competition, this was due to some of the best school football I have ever seen. In a school that has only 750 pupils, the talent pool is immense and is leading to many of the pupils being selected for the Manchester boys teams and premiership clubs. The quarter finals were against Thomas Telford in Birmingham and it was a fantastic experience for the team, however it did not go our way. However, we did receive a fantastic letter from a parent who watching the game from Thomas Telford to say, “The group of boys that played against Thomas Telford were an incredible team and can’t believe they lost the game, they showed a great sporting attitude and determination to compete”. This remains a proud school record and an incredible achievement for everyone involved and a credit to the pupil’s ability.
Year 7 Sprint to Success – May 2014
Year 7 Football- Manchester Championship Play-off Final (May 2014)
Year 7 Championship Finals…(May 2014)
On Wednesday 30th April, the year 7 football team played in the Manchester Championship Final against The East Manchester Academy. Loreto finished runners-up in the Year 7 South Division and their hosts the equivalent in the North, so this was a play-off for the Championship trophy. The game was a hard fought battle from the first whistle, with both teams cancelling each other out in midfield. Special mention to Ousman Jallow and Anotonio Osbourne for the way they controlled the game from midfield. It was Jallow who scored the goal after a fantastic run by Eddie Goddard through the EMA defence. Even though we got beat 4-1, the year 7 squad have had a fantastic first season. The lads should be very proud of what they have achieved. Most of the team had never met each other before September, never mind played football together. Well done boys!!
The PE department are delighted to announce that following an independent inspection they have been presented with the dfPE Award with Distinction. They are one of only 5 schools in Manchester and one of only 16 High Schools in the Country to receive the award at the advanced level. Congratulations to everyone involved.
Rugby Trophies Celebration
On Wednesday 2nd April, 49 Loreto students took part in the All- schools RFU final at Broughton Park where they came away with three trophies. Each of the teams, year 10/11 , year 8/9 and year 7 came second in their grouping and received the runners up trophy, presented by the Lord Major of Manchester. Well done to all involved.
Track Cycling Champions
Loreto have gained quite a reputation in the city for their cycling achievements and have been the unbeaten champions of the High Schools’ competition since 2011. The team got off to a great start in this year’s competition which started last week .