Dr James Nesbitt

Yesterday, senior pupils had the pleasure of meeting one of Northern Ireland’s most successful actors, Dr James Nesbitt, who visited school on behalf of the Ulster University, along with Professor Rafaella Folli, Provost of the Jordanstown/Belfast Campus.  Pupils engaged enthusiastically in a question and answer session with Dr Nesbitt, learning about his life and career and gaining valuable insight into the world of acting.    We very much appreciate Dr Nesbitt giving up his time to inspire our budding actors and actresses!  What a wonderful role model for our students! 

Our thanks to Dr Quinn and students from the faculty of Engineering who accompanied Dr Nesbitt and delivered presentations on studying Engineering at Ulster.   We were particularly pleased to welcome back one of our past pupils, Andrew Martin who shared his experiences as a student of Renewable Energy Engineering. 

Thanks also to Dr Malachy O’Neill, Provost of Magee Campus, for making the visit possible.

 

Shared Education Carrowmena

Year 9E met with 75 other pupils from St Patrick’s and St Bridget’s, St Joseph’s and Oakgrove as part of their Shared Education project.  This was Day 1 at Carrowmena where they had a chance to meet the other pupils they will be working with over the next few weeks.  The project hasbeen funded by the European Union’s “PEACE IV Programme”, and the programme looks at building resilience, achievement, self-esteem and supporting mental health.

Young Writers

Recently, Year 8 pupils entered Young Writers' Let It Snow competition and, once again, have been selected for publication in a special anthology.

'Let It Snow - Frosty Delights' will be published on 31st May and will be archived in the British Library, providing a lasting record of the pupils' achievement.

Year 11 Financial Capability

Year 11 students took part in a Financial Capability workshop. Pupils participated in group activities based on financial topics like exchange rates, online banking, income tax, national insurance, loans and many more!
 

Choosing Science 18

All Yr10 pupils participated in our ‘Choosing Science’ event on Monday 12th February. 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. Representative scientists from the Lough’s Agency and Seagate were very welcome and it was great to see past pupils Katie Christie who is currently working in the field of gene therapy and Laura McElhinney, who is working in the engineering field at Seagate. Software developing, building engineering and experimental medical research from QUB were also represented. Please Click Here  view further pictures from the day. A ‘robotics’ workshop from Sentinus was also on offer as a supplementary activity in the afternoon.
 

Knights of Columbanus Public Speaking Competition

Congratulations to Emma, Nicole and Hannah who will represent Foyle College at the regional final of KoC Public Speaking Competition.

Today, the girls’ speech on the bars and walls faced by young people was both inspirational and informative, receiving high praise from the adjudicators.

Well done, girls!