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Flashback Friday - National Science Week

At the end of Loreto's celebration of National Science Week 2021, we look back over the study of science in years past.
LN Science students, 1940s
LN Science students, 1940s

Happy National Science Week 2021! This year's theme is Food: Different by Design and has prompted a school-wide celebration of scientific discovery, study, agriculture and sustainability. 

Two of our alumnae joined us virtually this week to present to students about the impact of science on their careers. Read more here.

Science was already an important part of the LN curriculum by the mid-20th Century. Senior girls could take Botany and Geology for the Leaving Certificate, and students would have been exposed to agriculture early on through the fruit orchards, veg plots and chickens and cows on school grounds. The late Sr Noni Mitchell IBVM was an accomplished and pioneering teacher of Science at LN in the 1960s.

In 2019, Agricultural Technology commenced as an elective for students, with the opening of a new Ag Plot!

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