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Formal 2014

On Friday, 28th November, the Year 14 pupils celebrated their Annual Formal Dinner Dance at The City Hotel. The theme was 'James Bond', and the occasion was thoroughly enjoyed by all guests! We would like to thank The City Hotel for their hospitality. 

 

Blood Brothers

Blood Brothers

Sixty Year 12 English Literature pupils made the journey to Omagh on Tuesday, 25th November, to enjoy Omagh Academy's production of 'Blood Brothers'. This dramatic portrayal will further equip them for their forthcoming GCSE examination

 

Citizenship Foundation Bar Mock Trial

A team of fifteen year 12 and 13 pupils took part in the Citizenship Foundation Bar Mock Trial competition on Saturday 22nd November in the High Courts in Belfast.  This is a prestigious competition and sixteen schools from around Northern Ireland took part.  We were very grateful to receive support in our preparations, from our barrister mentor, Mr Ciaran Roddy.   
 
Foyle faced stiff opposition from Coleraine High School, Victoria College and Our Lady and St. Patrick’s College in their three rounds.  Foyle won two out of three of their cases and were very evenly matched against Coleraine High School who ended up progressing to the final.
 
The team are to be commended for their hard work and dedication in preparing both cases to such a high standard.  As all of the pupils in the team will still be with us next year, and are now experienced in the competition, the future looks bright for Bar Mock in Foyle College!
 
Well done everyone!
 

 

Public Speaking

Congratulations to Blake Gray, Adriana Chiquito and Jenny Boanca who represented Foyle College at the 'Language Through Our Faith' Public Speaking competition at Thornhill College on Thursday, 24th November 2014.

Their topic was '1000 friends on Facebook, but is digital friendship real friendship?', and they approached it with enthusiasm, dedication and strong opinions!They received glowing feedback from the adjudicator and very narrowly missed out on first place to St Columb's College.

Their dedication is to be commended and they were applauded as great ambassadors for our College.

Local Democracy Week 2014

Junior school council meet the Major during Local democracy week  

Local Democracy Week 2014

Local Democracy Week is an annual European-wide campaign that aims, on a national level, to raise young people’s awareness of how local Councils operate. It informs them about opportunities for taking part in local decision-making and, as a result, draws attention to how their involvement in local affairs is crucial in upholding local democracy. This year, Local Democracy Week takes place from 13th – 19th October 2014.

 

Cross Country Results Finn Valley

Foyle College Cross Country Club achieved great results at the Finn Valley Athletic Club Cross Country Event in Stranorlar, Donegal on 01st of October. Well done to all runners who took part and especially to our medal winners:

Individual Medals

 

Beth O’Leary 9A 7th place

Rhys Hughes 12E 12th Place

 

Senior Boys Team Medals

Rhys Hughes 12E 3rd Place

Joshua Lyle 13B 3rd Place

Andrew Porter 14A 3rd Place

Uk School Games Victoria Colhoun

Congratulations to Victoria Colhoun who has won a silver medal at the UK School Games representing Northern Ireland and Foyle College.  She was the only person from Northern Ireland to win a silver medal in judo.  In addition to this Victoria was selected by the UKSGmentor Tom Davis as judo’s Spirit of Judo nominee.

Around 1600 of the UK’s finest young athletes from 12 olympic sports converged on Manchester to compete at the Sainsbury’s School Games between Friday 4 September and 7 September.  Victoria’s fights can be viewed at www.2014schoolgames.com.

Dinghy Taster Session

The Loughs Agency gave 13 pupils the opportunity to have a Dinghy Taster Session in the run up to the LegenDerry Maritime Festival which will welcome the return of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. The session was be delivered by Inish Adventures at their centre in Moville. It was a fine day with light winds, a relatively temperate sea and the girls greatly enjoyed their experience in this beautiful setting.

 

French Trip

From the 6th – 10th April, 39 Year 10 pupils spent an educational and fun-packed 5 day trip in Paris.  During the visit pupils also commemorated the 100th anniversary of World War One with a poignant and memorable visit to the Somme Region.  Our trip was made even more special as we managed to locate the grave of the great-great uncle of one of our pupils, Glenn Wray.   Other highlights of the trip included spotting famous landmarks from the top of the Eiffel Tower, a day in Disneyland, using French with native speakers when shopping and a boat trip on the River Seine.