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.