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Science visits

Photographs from our annual Yr9 Castlerock Science visit  and Yr8 Nesswoods science trip can now be viewed on the school gallery.

Yr9 travelled by train to Castlerock and considered a range of projects including train speeds, banded snail populations, convection currents in land and sea breezes and marram grass growth. Yr8 had fun sampling the invertebrates, considered the soil pH and discovered if moss growth on tree trunks can give directions?! Pupils enjoyed poetry with the ‘environment theme’  over lunchtime as they  ate their planned ‘healthy’ packed lunch- lots of connected learning in evidence!

PTFA Sponsored Walk

As part of the PTFA’s fundraising efforts this term, Year 8-11 pupils will be completing a sponsored walk on the morning of Friday, 17th June, from our existing school sites to the new Foyle College on the Limavady Road!

We are encouraging each pupil to raise £10 in sponsorship and would appeal to the friends of Foyle College to support them in their endeavour. The money raised by the committee contributes towards the school’s extra-curricular activities, ICT provision and teaching and learning resources.

Thank you in advance for your support.

HELP US REACH OUR TARGET

 

European Youth Council

Adam McElhinney and Sophie Doherty, Year 13, attended the 'EYC19 - Make It Happen Workshop’ at the Guildhall to share their thoughts on the importance of Youth Democracy and the need to improve education and employability for young people in the Derry-Strabane area. 

The event was part of the ongoing bid for the Derry-Strabane Council area to become 'European Youth Capital' in 2019, a title awarded to a European city for the period of one year, during which it will be given the chance to showcase its youth-related cultural, social, political and economic development.

The EYC initiative encourages innovative projects, with regard to the active participation of young people in society, and seeks to present a pilot model for the further development of youth policies in other European municipalities.

A successful EYC19 bid will see the council area as one of Europe’s most progressive and enlightened places for young people

Year 8 STEM club 2016

Year 8 STEM club has had a busy year  with pupils completing projects ranging from dissecting owl pellets to making copper sulpate geodes.   A seaweed workshop  from the Lough’s Agency  ensured all pupils understood the wide range of uses it had, even as a food ingredient and the local environmental officer will be conducting a bat workshop and mammal trail with pupils in June to mark the end of another STEM club year. 

Pupils have had the opportunity to choose and complete  many science based activities of interest to them which fall outside the practicals  conducted during class time- making bath bombs, investigating hydrogels, making glues!… This term some STEM club members have extended their project work and we are looking forward to attending Scifest in June- watch this space! Looking forward to a new set of enthusiastic Yr8 pupils come September.

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Salters festival of Chemistry 2016

Congratulations to Charlie Norje 8D, Molly Hannaway 8D, David Donnell 9A and Katie House 9B

Who came 2nd out of nine schools competing in the College Challenge at the North West Regional College, yesterday 18th May 2016.

Summer Soirée

Foyle College PTFA presents...

A Summer Soirée in Fahan

Monday 23rd May @ 7.30pm

 

Hosted by Mrs Phil Ryan, former proprietor of 'The Red Door'

Enjoy an evening of culinary expertise, dining and entertainment with friends of Foyle College.

Tickets, priced at £10, are available from Mrs J. Galbraith on a first come, first served basis.

Peace Scholarship to Lawrenceville

Arriving in Newark Airport on the afternoon of 1st September – I had little idea as to what was ahead of me! There I was greeted by Mr Bill Freitas, a teacher at Lawrenceville, who had offered to drive us (myself and Peter Sheerin, St Columb’s College alumni) from the airport to the school campus and help us settle in. When we arrived on campus, the first impressions were very good and I was astonished by the sheer beauty of the campus; an 800 acre landscape, with housing, school buildings, tennis courts, solar fields, golf course, farm(!), etc.

Settling in proved relatively easy as everybody was very welcoming and teachers understood we were suffering from jetlag. Compared to A-Levels, schoolwork was manageable and I had time go to the gym every day. However, during the second month I began to experience homesickness…I wasn’t in America for a holiday. It felt difficult at times (especially trying to adjust to American culture and Lawrenceville’s Saturday classes), but knowing that home was just a facetime away made it so much easier.

 

Year 10 pupils learn more about the events of 1916

As part of their investigation of events during the Decade of Centenaries, all Foyle College Year 10 pupils visited the Somme Heritage Centre. They learned about the Irish contribution in World War One.  

At least 70 Foyle College old boys lost their lives in the Great War – many of them at the Somme.  In History lessons, pupils have been investigating the events of 1916 – particularly the Easter Rising and the Battle of the Somme and have gained a greater understanding of the complex nature of Irish politics at this time.

 Six Foyle pupils have also been involved in the Journey Together Project with 11 other local schools, where they have explored the controversial issues surrounding commemoration of important centenaries.

 

Lough's Agency Foyle Ambassadors Programme

Loughs Agency has provided an excellent opportunity for young people and have planned to run the next programme so as to coincide with the Foyle Maritime Festival so that Foyle Ambassadors will graduate on the main stage during the final night of the event (17th of July) as well as getting the opportunity to take part in many exciting initiatives during and after the festival.

There will many excellent opportunities arising out of participating on the coming programme and hope you will  it as an opportunity not to be missed!!

For more information see our latest update video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uc6010HZ8Vk

And check out our website to apply! http://www.loughs-agency.org/news/recruiting-for-next-foyle-ambassador-project-starting-may-2016/