In late 2006 and early 2007 a group of Transition Year students carried out a study on ‘The Changing Faces of Loreto College, Cavan’. The project examined school records over the past 15 years to examine the growing numbers of international students we have had during this time. They have surveyed the current student population (688 students) to determine how many students have moved to Ireland from abroad in recent years, and also to determine the number of students who have moved to Cavan from other parts of Ireland. They examined reasons why the families moved to Ireland and to Cavan in particular and to find out what they found difficult about arriving in a new school.
− The project was accepted for the Esat BT ‘Young Scientist’ Competition, and pupils presented their research at the RDS, Dublin in January 2007. This event attracted thousands of visitors and a lot of media attention.