Many thanks to Stephen Savage, a representative from New Driver NI, for delivering an informative presentation to our Post-16 pupils. Facts and figures about the purchase and upkeep of vehicles, an overview of the law and, most tragically, accounts of teenage deaths and accidents contributed to an extremely hard-hitting and worthwhile 40minutes for the pupils.
On Wednesday 25th January 2017, a number of Lower Sixth Business Studies pupils attended the annual QUB Management School – Taster Programme in the Whitla Hall, Belfast. The Programme consisted of various taster sessions on Accounting, Actuarial Science and Risk Management, Business Management, Economics / Business Economics, Finance and International Business with a Modern Language.
The purpose of the day was to provide pupils with an opportunity to learn more about the Management School and life at Queen’s in general. Pupils had the opportunity to speak informally with staff and students from the Management School and to find out more about the degrees on offer, which will allow them to better differentiate amongst the various degree programmes and to make a more informed choice when applying through UCAS in September 2017.
Four boys from across Northern Ireland have taken a step closer to playing for their country after earning a place on Club NI, the Irish FA’s Elite Performance Programme.The association and leading sports fashion retailer JD offered boys at under 13, 14 and 15 levels the chance to become part of Club NI via a social media and in-store campaign.The aim of the initiative was to uncover young talent with the potential to represent Northern Ireland at future World Cups and European Championships.
Ulster Project Derry ~ Londonderry
Eight Year 11 students will act as ambassadors for Foyle College and their local communities this summer as they take part in the International Peace & Reconciliation programme; Ulster Project Derry ~ Londonderry.
These teenagers will travel to Knoxville, Tennessee and Greenville, North Carolina for the month of July to participate in a range of educational, recreational, social and devotional activities of personal discovery. We wish them well in their travels and enjoy the fun filled summer as they become young leaders in the local community.
Pictured are Year 11 students Lewis Hargan ,Euan Stanley, Jack McQuillan, Adam Moore, , Rebecca Cole, Scott Pollock, Joel Hargan and Beth O'Neill with Principal Mr. Allen
Year 10 pupils enjoying the Slice of Pi workshop delivered by STEM Aware, in conjunction with Seagate. The workshop introduced pupils to coding using Raspberry Pi's, allowing students to get hands on with projects created by STEM Aware. During the session the pupils developed ideas for their own project, which they can now enter into a competition to win some tech prizes.
All Yr10 pupils attended a ‘Choosing Science’ event at the Springtown site on Wednesday 18 January. Pupils were inspired by a wide range of science ambassadors from the local community who presented their experiences to the pupils, ensuring pupils are more informed as they move forward with subject and career choices this year.