Student Leader Training

Members of 10C who took part in Student Leader Training with staff of the Holywell Trust. They were exploring the issues of bias and prejudice in school, and developing their intervention skills. 

Ulster Schools Medallion Trophy Winners 2016

In this Medallion Trophy final played at Rainey Endowed Foyle held the upper hand in the first half leading 10 - 0 at half time. A try by Andrew Hawthorne following quick lineout ball was converted by Keelin Coyle. A further penalty by Coyle before half time left the score 10 - 0. 

Early pressure by Cambridge House in the second half resulted in an unconverted try. At 10 - 5 Foyle again stretched their lead to 8 points through a Coyle penalty. Back came Cambridge House again through strong running by their forwards resulted in a try under the posts which was converted to leave the scoreline tight at 13 - 12. Another period of pressure by Foyle lead to a penalty converted by Coyle again to leave the scoreline at 16 - 12 going into the final 10 minutes. Cambridge House piled the pressure on in the final minutes of the game and a try saving tackle by Ben Galbraith when a try looked inevitable saved the day. Cambridge House were penalised at the resulting scrum and it was left to Keelin Coyle to put the ball into touch and the game was over with Foyle running out narrow winners by 16 -12.

The match was played in perfect conditions in front of a large crowd. Both teams are to be commended for their fair play and total commitment.

Ulster Youth Choir

Congratulations to our senior choir members who following recent auditions have been offered places in the Ulster Youth Training and Ulster Youth Choirs. A great achievement. Well done! Training Choir Jodi Desmond (Year 11) Ryan Johnston. Laura Miller. Any Kilgore. Katherine Leeson. Laura Hegarty. Rachel Newhouse. Megan Strain (returning member) Caoimhe Greenberg (returning member) Ulster Youth Choir Blake Gray (year 14)

Ready, Steady, Cook VS. Can’t Cook

Foyle College’s PTFA hosted ‘Ready, Steady, Cook VS. Can’t Cook, Won’t Cook’ on Thursday, 18th February, to raise money to support school-based activities. The evening’s entertainment was a huge success with the Red Applies, comprising of Mrs Dougherty, Charlie Allen, Mr Allen, Jack Kelly, Mr Duffy and Rosie McGonagle, conquering their rivals, the Yellow Pineapples who consisted of Mrs Foster, Ellie Goodman, Mr Gault, Aimee Kennedy, Mrs Allen and Mark McLaughlin.

Special thanks to our generous sponsors: FloGas, Bridie’s Chippy, Adair’s Waterside and Nando’s

International Day of Peace

As representatives for Foyle College, Adam McElhinney and Sophie Doherty travelled to Stormont to speak with policy makers from the Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister, as well as having additional  talks with John O'Dowd MLA, the Education Minister and Martin McGuinness, the Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland.

Alongside Reverend David Latimer, James Nangle (Lumen Christi) and Megan Doherty (St. Mary's), they lobbied for funds for Co-operation Ireland's 'International Day of Peace' event at The Maze Prison Long Kesh.

In collaboration with other Youth Ambassadors from post-primary schools in the city, Adam and Sophie have been working on designing a logo for 'The International Day of Peace'. The event is scheduled for the 21st of September 2016, with over 400 schools from across Northern Ireland participating. 

Year 14 Dublin Trip

Year 14 pupils visited Dublin as part of their Partition of Ireland A2 course.  They toured a number of significant sites including Dublin Castle, the National Museum of Ireland, Leinster House, Croke Park and Glasnevin Cemetery. Everyone found the trip really beneficial and the amount of information absorbed will hopefully be reflected in fantastic examination results in the summer!

Many thanks to Mr Quigley for arranging the trip.

Mrs Dougherty.

 

Journey Together

Journey Together – North West Schools Jointly Remembering the Centenaries, 2016.”

Year 10 pupils who were selected to represent the school in the centenaries project.  They will attend seminars and educational visits throughout 2016 to deepen their understanding of the The Easter Rising the Battle of the Somme.