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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/

Northumbria University evolve workshop

Northumbria University evolve workshop.

NWRC’S Careers academy are pleased to invite you to the Northumbria University adding Value to your UCAS application event on either the 3rdor the 4thof May 2016.

Student Services are pleased to link you to the following invitationand tickets available through ‘getinvited’ :  https://getinvited.to/nwrc/northumbria-university-evolve-workshop/

There are 120 places each day and the benefit to students is that an additional 16 UCAS points will be accredited to students who participate and achieve.

 

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."

Year 12 Hospitality

Year 12 Hospitality pupils presented a cheque today to Mrs Sharon Devine from Foyle Women’s Aid.

The girls raised £150 from by organising a school function for staff as part of their GCSE Hospitality course.

Well done to all involved!

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.

French Drama Competition

Year 9 pupils who enjoyed pizza at the final of the French drama competition on Friday.

Pupils had to organise themselves into teams, and perform a dramatization of a section of the story of M. Rapide ( Mr Busy by Roger Hargreaves).  Each time was made up of a narrator, a director, and two actors portraying Mr Busy and Mr Slow.

All pupils who took part in the heats and the Final are to be commended for their effort, organisation and use of French.

The winning team was made up of Dylan O'Donnell,  Stephen Linkens,  Conor Wilson, and Jack McCausland.  The Runners- up were Chloe McCarter, Lauren Wilson and Jodi Neely.  The prize for the best narrator was won by Stephen Linkens and the best Mr Busy by Justin Gamble.  All the winning pupils were from one class - 9E!

Pictures Spring Concert 2016

Foyle College Spring Concert took place in Christ Church Thursday March 10th 2016, The evening was an amazing display of the talent and versatility of our students and included performances from our junior, senior and chamber choirs, junior band and junior jazz band, junior and senior string orchestras, senior orchestra and senior jazz band.

Solo and ensemble performances were also given by GCSE & A Level music students. The evening came to a close with a finale performance of “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” given by all 240 participants.