Welcome to the website of Foyle College, a Co-educational, Voluntary Grammar School which has been providing high quality education for the City of Londonderry and its surrounding area for almost 400 years.
We are delighted to be able to share with you something of the character and life of our school and the successes enjoyed by our pupils as we help them to grow academically, athletically and artistically enabling them to fulfil their potential both as members of the school community and as contributors to society.
Whether you are a current, former or prospective pupil, an interested parent or a member of the local community I hope that you will find our site informative and illustrative of the breadth and quality of education on offer at Foyle College.
Pupils from eight local secondary schools competed in the Junior Chamber's Voices of the Future Public Speaking Competition last night, tackling topics such as Donald Trump's presidency, the relationship between social media and depression, philanthropy and gender equality.The standard was outstanding, with competitors utilising verbal and non-verbal techniques to engage the audience and impress the judging panel.
As always, pupils from Foyle College were excellent ambassadors for both the school and our local community.Alannah, Year 10, narrowly missed out on a prize, having been shortlisted to the final four with her speech, 'Social Media's Relationship with Depression.'A special congratulations to Emma, Year 13, who was awarded overall winner, taking home a plaque and an LG tablet for her speech on single gender education in the twenty first century.
Well done to all of our competitors!
Imaginative minds in Year 11 were selected to be published in the latest collection of short stories by Young Writers; Welcome to Wonderland.
Challenged to create a fictional world, the students pulled together stories based on the wondrous worlds they had created, all told within 100 words. A fantastic 10 of these stories were picked by Young Writers to be published alongside other young authors from the UK.With titles from our students ranging from 'A Dream of War' to the ominous 'Untitled', it seems there is something to meet the interests of all readers.
Yr8 Science focus week ran from 06-10th November. The focus to engage pupils outside the classroom with ‘fun’ science workshops and show pupils the relevance of science to local industry was the target. All Yr8 got involved with visits to the local Lough’s Agency, Invista, fun chemistry workshops at lunchtime , rocket making, balancing act workshop and rat dissections. A ‘Bug’s Life’ microscopy session and Sports Science in the gym also was on offer.
Please click HERE for further photos from the busy week.