Congratulations to our senior choir members who following recent auditions have been offered places in the Ulster Youth Training and Ulster Youth Choirs. A great achievement. Well done! Training Choir Jodi Desmond (Year 11) Ryan Johnston. Laura Miller. Any Kilgore. Katherine Leeson. Laura Hegarty. Rachel Newhouse. Megan Strain (returning member) Caoimhe Greenberg (returning member) Ulster Youth Choir Blake Gray (year 14)
Foyle College’s PTFA hosted ‘Ready, Steady, Cook VS. Can’t Cook, Won’t Cook’ on Thursday, 18th February, to raise money to support school-based activities. The evening’s entertainment was a huge success with the Red Applies, comprising of Mrs Dougherty, Charlie Allen, Mr Allen, Jack Kelly, Mr Duffy and Rosie McGonagle, conquering their rivals, the Yellow Pineapples who consisted of Mrs Foster, Ellie Goodman, Mr Gault, Aimee Kennedy, Mrs Allen and Mark McLaughlin.
Special thanks to our generous sponsors: FloGas, Bridie’s Chippy, Adair’s Waterside and Nando’s
As representatives for Foyle College, Adam McElhinney and Sophie Doherty travelled to Stormont to speak with policy makers from the Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister, as well as having additional talks with John O'Dowd MLA, the Education Minister and Martin McGuinness, the Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland.
Alongside Reverend David Latimer, James Nangle (Lumen Christi) and Megan Doherty (St. Mary's), they lobbied for funds for Co-operation Ireland's 'International Day of Peace' event at The Maze Prison Long Kesh.
In collaboration with other Youth Ambassadors from post-primary schools in the city, Adam and Sophie have been working on designing a logo for 'The International Day of Peace'. The event is scheduled for the 21st of September 2016, with over 400 schools from across Northern Ireland participating.
Year 14 pupils visited Dublin as part of their Partition of Ireland A2 course. They toured a number of significant sites including Dublin Castle, the National Museum of Ireland, Leinster House, Croke Park and Glasnevin Cemetery. Everyone found the trip really beneficial and the amount of information absorbed will hopefully be reflected in fantastic examination results in the summer!
Many thanks to Mr Quigley for arranging the trip.