Loreto Virtual Camino Challenge



Loreto Camino Challenge Update

The teams are well on their way to Santiago. We wish them well over the next couple of weeks.


On Friday 9 October, the Loreto Schools Virtual Camino de Santiago Challenge was officially launched.  There was great excitement across the Loreto school communities as we entered the challenge with our colleagues and fellow peers in schools stretching from Donegal to Cork to Meath, Dublin to Kilkenny and to Westmeath. Over 3,000 members of the Loreto Educational Community have started the 771.4km virtual walk from St. Jean de Pied to Santiago.  All class groups and staff in Loreto Bray have joined forces to walk together even when they are apart.  The excellent brainwave from our own Mr Douglas has ensured that all members of the Loreto Communities across the country have an opportunity to remain connected to our school and to our Loreto community while also remaining physically active.  The completion of ‘milestones’ along the 771.4km pilgrimage route ensures that we can collectively reflect on our achievements and enable us to set new targets for the week ahead.

All participants have been requested to download the “My Virtual Mission” app onto to their device, sign up using their school email address and join their team as notified to them during their Form Class on Thursday 8 October.  We can then track our progress by uploading the number of kilometres we walk / run to the app.  We can also track the progress of all Loreto Teams using the map.  The Loreto Bray teams are coloured in Green.  The challenge will take place over 4 weeks, ending on Friday 6 November.

An additional bonus to this Loreto Camino Challenge is that our School Management have very kindly decided to donate €1 to our sister school, Loreto Rumbek and another €1 to a local charity for every student that completes the challenge.  We thank Ms Raughter and the Board of Management for their generosity.