Footsteps to Rome

2nd July 2020 – As every Loreto student knows, during the 1620s Mary Ward set off from Yorkshire on a pilgrimage to Rome which then developed into a considerable tour of Europe.  What is particularly remarkable about this, is that she walked the whole way!  Click on this image to see the route she took:

As part of our “Excellence Week”, and given that we cannot hold our normal Sports Day, the PE department challenged our students to see whether they could collectively match the achievements of this one extraordinary woman.  They were asked to log every walk they did during the week, and to let us know how much ground they covered.  Would they make it from St Albans to Dover (150 km), or all the way through France (1027 km), or even all the way into Italy (another 1000 km)?

We are delighted to announce that during Excellence Week, our students and staff covered:

4468.33 km! 

Well done to everyone who got into the spirit of this challenge!  Thank you for taking part!

There was also a competitive element to this, so here are some further statistics …

Inter-house competition
1st – T – 1337.53km
2nd – F – 1240.44km
3rd – J – 684.41km
4th – Y – 661.02km
5th – S – 544.93km

Best form group in each Year:
Year 7 – T – 297.48km
Year 8 – T – 684.10km
Year 9 – F – 737.09km
Year 10 – S – 175.78km

Best year group

Year 9 – 1520.29km

Best form overall

9F – 737.09km

Year 7

Top performers from each form:

F – Libby Smith 95.6km
J – Sophie L 63.5km
S – Matilda K 44.2km
T – Annika L 235.3km
Y – Anna D 56.71km

Top performer of the year group:

Annika L – although a big credit to her family who helped to collect most of those kilometres!

Impressive performances from form tutors and PE teachers:

7S – Mr Fryer – 50.88km
7T – Mrs Swann-Roberts – 3.1km
7F – Mrs Jacques – 8.6km
7J – Miss Baxter – 7.48km
Miss Lynch – 15km (divided between 7S and 7Y)

Year 8

Top performers from each form:

8F – Eva Glynn – 32.67km
8J – Isabella Goldsmith – 50.24km
8S – Nicole Garcia – 29.79km
8T – Mackenzie Holt – 520.84km
8Y – Sienna Zenonos – 44.56km

Top performer of the year group:

Mackenzie Holt and credit to her family who also helped to rack up the kilometres!

Impressive performances from form tutors and PE teachers too: 

8F – Mr Cuffini – 12.11km
8T – Mrs Johnson – 91.97km
8Y – Mr Carter – 53.11km
8F, 8S, 8Y – Miss Baxter – 30.08km (divided between the 3 forms)

Year 9

Top performers of each form:

F – Jewel Johnson 125.94km
J – Alannah Finn 36.49km
S – Mimi Williams Leung 15.23km
T – Christine Bond 55.09km
Y – Ava Hathaway 153.47km

Top performer of the year group:

Ava Hathaway

Impressive performances from form tutors and HOY too:

Mrs White – 47km
Ms Hyland & her husband – 56.16km
Miss Gilleece – 50km (divided between the 5 forms)
Miss Coombs – 10km

Year 10

Top performers from each form

F – Jess Buzzle 38.65km
J – Ciara Eldred 33.85km
S – Grace Bond 33.93km
T – Ivy Gayon 13.02km
Y – Emily Hayes 9.79km

Top performer of the year group

Jess Buzzle

Impressive performances from form tutors

Mrs Costa – 83.52km
Miss Caamano – 72.64km