Music Week took place during the week of the 21st of October.
The week began with music being played in the atrium in the morning time and each student receiving Loreto Balbriggan’s annual Music Week Sticker.
A competition took place which involved part of a song being played over the intercom each day. Students were invited to guess the song and maybe win a prize at the end of the week.
There were pop up concerts taking place throughout the week performed by the students and staff members. Some of these performances included The Senior Choir, The Staff Choir, The Schools Ukulele Group, The School’s Dance Group, Class Groups and Solo Performers.
The music students also had the opportunity to take part in an African Drumming Workshop on Monday.
The week created a great musical atmosphere in the school and was a perfect chance to display all of the musical talent that our school has.
By Sarah El Shamy
Edited by Sophie O’Sullivan

Healthy Living - Teacher Workout Songs

It’s Healthy Living Week 2019! As a way of increasing our step count, the TY Blog Team decided to chase teachers and get them to tell us their favourite workout song. Results are in… 
Mr Shanahan Faded - Alan Walker Ms Ward Silver Threads and Golden Needles – Daniel O’Donnell / Foster and Allen Ms Lynch Anything by Kanye Mr Friel (He says he never works out) We suspect he is a secret Chesney Hawkes fan Ms McDermott Anything by Beyonce Ms O’Connell Enrique Iglesias  Ms Monks Thunderstruck - ACDC Ms Ryan Human - Rag’n’Bone Man  Mr McCarthy 
Gaeilge24 - Craic agus Spraoi!
Ar an tríú lá déag de mhí Samhain…. No, I'm kidding! Of course I won't write in Irish. Maybe cúpla focal here and there though!
On November the 13th, Gaeilge 24 took place all over the country.  This is a challenge that requires students and teachers to speak Irish for a whole twenty four hours. Now, many of us were a little apprehensive about the challenge, because speaking Irish outside of Irish class for twenty four hours? No thanks!
Well… I decided to throw myself right in and do it, because why not? I didn’t think it would be that bad. We got t-shirts that said ‘Labhair Gaeilge Liom Inniu’ which means “Speak Irish to me Today”. We also got a wristband and a little booklet with phrases for the day.
To be completely honest,  I didn't think I'd be able to speak fluent Irish for the day, but it turned out to be a lot easier than expected! It seemed to come naturally to me and everyone else who participated, which was brilliant to hear! I sup…
Christmas Movie (Short).mov

Merry Christmas to all from Loreto Balbriggan 
#cominghome #christmastimeiscomingclose #maryward #paststudents #lorbal #tyfilm #joy
Music and lyrics by Laura Masterson and Shauna Carroll. Directed and edited by Cleo Gallen, Andrea Hickey, Aoife Hickey, Tatiyana McKay, Abigail O’Leary
Market Day is Coming – Share in Our Success
For the last few weeks budding entrepreneuring TY students across all seven form classes have been facing a mammoth challenge. It takes vigour, determination and intelligence and the weak will be divided from the strong! No, it's not the Loreto Hunger Games - it's Fingal County Business Enterprise! 
Now that the challenge has been firmly laid down and as deadlines draw delicately closer, we (TY Class of 2018-2019) are building our own business empire one step at a time. Here are three ‘insider trading’ tips on how to build TY business success:  ·Team Build by drawing pigs oPersonalities clash, heads roll, and greed quickly becomes individual. Not everyone can be the big boss so delegating responsibility to a wider team who knows each other’s strengths and weaknesses is vitally important in getting ahead of the competition. Yes, some of us students have team members located in different form classes, but overcoming challenges is what TY 2…

EU Contest for Young Scientist

Our Visit to the EU Contest for Young Scientists
On Monday, the 17thof September, a group of very lucky students from 1stto 4thyear stood in the school courtyard, shivering with the cold, waiting to go to the EU Contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS). 
Ireland was very lucky this year to host this prestigious competition, and we were excited for it as well, despite the bitter cold as we stood waiting outside. Finally, warm coaches arrived to take us to the RDS, where the exhibition was being held. Our excitement began to build throughout the journey.
The exhibition was better than we had hoped! We met some past – pupils on arrival, such as Diana Bura, Khadija Gull and Renuka Chintapalli. We strolled around the exhibitions all morning, marvelling at each project, and yearning to some day reach this impossibly high standard. We learned how these students were innovating and changing the lives of many. 
Among my countless favourites, a project I particularly liked was carried out by a school i…