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Tree of Knowledge

Year 12 had a very motivating presentation by Ben Best (Tree of Knowledge) called 'laugh in the face of exams'.  The aim was to promote the development of a positive mindset towards handling the pressures over the next few weeks.  The Year 12 had some very positive feedback on it:

"Tree of Knowledge has helped me to understand I am not limited by what others think I should do and to not set 'reasonable' targets but to aim for what I really want."

"It has helped me to think more about my future and how my brain works at stressful times like exams"

"Tree of knowledge has helped me to realise what I want to be and the fact it won't be easy to get there, you have to believe in what you think and not feed off other people."

"Tree of knowledge has helped me to understand that to think positively you need to be positive.  I now realise that anything is achievable.  I am educated about exam stress and the steps which need to be taken in order for me to succeed."

Dancing at Lughnasa

Congratulations to our GCSE Drama class on their excellent production of Brian Friel's famous 'Dancing at Lughnasa' for their moderation. Their use of voice, movement and facial expressions were effective and engaging as they transported the audience back to rural Donegal in the 1930s. 

The pupils worked tirelessly to design and craft a minimalist composite set to accurately portray the genre of realism. Their production was also enhanced by the use of voiceovers, music and background images to fully set the scene and add a real sense of professionalism.

Somme Heritage Centre 2016

As part of their history course, 10A visited the Somme Heritage Centre today, to learn more about the Irish contribution in World War One.

Pupils toured the exhibition and a reconstruction of a trench. They also had the chance to handle weapons used 100 years ago by the men of the 36th (Ulster)and 16th (Irish)Divisions.

The remainder of the Year 10 classes will visit the Somme Centre on Wednesday (10B and 10E) and Thursday (10C and 10D).



Lego- 'Build it in Schools'

Primary 6 pupils enjoyed a morning comprising of individual and team lego building challenges at Foyle College on Thursday 07 April.  This  Lego- 'Build it in Schools' workshop was supported by Derry City & Strabane Council's Science & Innovation programme and presented to pupils by STEM Aware.  

Pupils from Oakgrove, Eglinton,Ebrington, Culmore and Balloughry Primary schools worked together and proved  that   bit of healthy competition can generate a lot of fun! The creativity evident from the morning session continued into the afternoon when all year 9 pupils at Foyle College  maintained the same high level of interest and excitement when faced with their own set of  STEM based challenges.