It was an honour to be involved in the regional event to mark Holocaust Memorial Day in the Millennium Forum on Thursday 25th January. At the event victims of the Holocaust and subsequent genocides were remembered through poetry, music and the reflections of survivors.
Our Head Girl, Erika McClelland, who is also a Holocaust Educational Trust ambassador gave a speech about our links with Edith Birkin. Edith is a Holocaust survivor who attended Londonderry High School. She has published a book of poetry and art about her experiences during the war.
Our Head Boy, Matthew Austin, read Edith Birkin's poem "Roll Call".
Work by Foyle pupils was displayed, alongside Edith Birkin's artwork, in the foyer of the Millennium Forum and a copy of her book was presented to the school by fellow Holocaust survivor Dr Martin Stern.
The Bar Mock Trial team who took part in the Citizenship Foundation competition in the courthouse at the weekend.
Reminder: Tomorrow is Christmas Jumper Day at Foyle College!
Nine pupils from Foyle College graduated from the local National Citizen Service Celebration, hosted at St. Columb’s Park House last night. The event recognised the achievements of the participants of the programme, particularly their involvement in Social Action Projects locally.
NCS allows young people to participate in adventure activities, helps them to develop new skills, and enables them to carry out Social Action Projects within their local community. Graduates will receive a signed certificate from the Prime Minister, as well as a 50 hour Millennium Volunteer Award at their regional graduation in Belfast later this month.
Well done to our pupils and thank you to Darragh Graham, National Citizen Service Coordinator, for enthusing our pupils during school assemblies and throughout the duration of the scheme!