Junior Chamber's Voices of the Future

Pupils from eight local secondary schools competed in the Junior Chamber's Voices of the Future Public Speaking Competition last night, tackling topics such as Donald Trump's presidency, the relationship between social media and depression, philanthropy and gender equality.The standard was outstanding, with competitors utilising verbal and non-verbal techniques to engage the audience and impress the judging panel.

As always, pupils from Foyle College were excellent ambassadors for both the school and our local community.Alannah, Year 10, narrowly missed out on a prize, having been shortlisted to the final four with her speech, 'Social Media's Relationship with Depression.'A special congratulations to Emma, Year 13, who was awarded overall winner, taking home a plaque and an LG tablet for her speech on single gender education in the twenty first century.

Well done to all of our competitors!

Literally Brilliant Young Writers

Imaginative minds in Year 11 were selected to be published in the latest collection of short stories by Young Writers; Welcome to Wonderland.

Challenged to create a fictional world, the students pulled together stories based on the wondrous worlds they had created, all told within 100 words. A fantastic 10 of these stories were picked by Young Writers to be published alongside other young authors from the UK.With titles from our students ranging from 'A Dream of War' to the ominous 'Untitled', it seems there is something to meet the interests of all readers.

Yr8 Science Focus Week 17

Yr8 Science focus week ran from 06-10th November.  The focus to engage pupils outside the classroom with ‘fun’ science workshops and show pupils the relevance of science to local industry was the target. All Yr8 got involved with visits to the local Lough’s Agency, Invista, fun chemistry workshops at lunchtime , rocket making, balancing act workshop and rat dissections. A  ‘Bug’s Life’ microscopy session and Sports Science in the gym also was on offer.

Please click HERE for further photos from the busy week. 

World of Owls Sanctuary

All Year 8 enjoyed a visit from the World of Owls sanctuary, Randalstown on Monday 06 November as part of the Yr8 Science focus week. The ‘Amazing Animal Roadshow’ included a discussion about the adaptations of this bird of prey for survival alongside the chance to observe  a wide range of other animal groups including invertebrates and reptiles.

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Operation Christmas Child Appeal

Junior School pupils collected 40 shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child Appeal. Picture in the photograph is Darryl Nesbit from Operation Christmas Child and pupils from 10A & 10D.

Thanks to everyone for supporting this worthwhile cause.

 

Women in Engineering

Twelve of our senior girls were willing participants in a ‘Women in Engineering’ site visit to E & I Engineering at Burnfoot, Co.Donegal. First was a presentation in the boardroom, for an overview of the many roles and opportunities offered in the business. Then came a site visit to both the ‘Powerbar’ and ‘Switchgear’ floors – a remarkable workplace.

Junior Badminton Cup

Massive congratulations to Kyle who defended his Junior Badminton Cup at the Champion of Champions event in Lisburn. Kyle has won this event for 5 years in a row.

A special mention has to go to Ellie, Emma and Robert who all played very well. Robert made it to the Semi-Final, a tremendous achievement considering he was playing against Year 10 pupils within the Minor event.