Sportsday Video

Year 9 pupils Molly Gallagher and Peter Hunter took a camera into the skies above Sportsday to capture the event from angles never seen before. Our DJI Phantom drone was quite a spectacle as it hovered and swooped over the track with its gimbal mounted camera following the action. Thanks to Molly and Peter for the footage and they did really well to master the controls after a brief training session the day before. Pictures can be viewed by clicking here

Sci-Fest 2015

Congratulations to the three Yr9 groups who brought their Scifest projects across to St Mary’s on Friday 12 June. Yr8 STEM club pupils also came along attending a ‘magnetic attractions’ workshop and getting the opportunity to be inspired for next year!.

A science of magic show was also entertaining in the afternoon session. A special congratulations to Yr9 pupils Michael Downey, Jessica Crawford & Molly Gallagher who won  the ‘Maths in Science’ STEM Award for their project investigating entitled ’Brain Training with exercise’.

 

Music exam awards

Congratulations to Foyle students Katie House 8E, Rebecca Cole (9A), Elizabeth Hume (11B ), Lauren Devenney (11E ) & Morrigan Johnston (14A ) who were awarded prize certificates by Education Authority Music Service for attaining highest marks in their graded music examinations in the western region. Certificates were presented by Mr Donal Doherty (Head of Music) at a special awards ceremony in Omagh on May 14th.

 

Software and Electronics Taster Day

Software and Electronics Taster Day (Year 13 Maths students), Queen’s University - Fri 26 June 2015, Ashby Bldg.

This event is a one day taster session for Software and Electronics. Again it is open to Maths A Level students (Year 13) - students are not required to have any previous experience of programming in order to take part.The online application form may be found here -

http://go.qub.ac.uk/eeeworkexp

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Festival of Chemistry

Pupils who took part in a festival of chemistry at the ‘Tech’ have impressed event organisers.

The winners of the Salters Challenge were as follows: 1st place: Foyle College; 2nd place: Loreto Letterkenny; 3rd place: St Cecilia’s College

 

Audrey Strong from the Salters Institute said the Salters Festival of Chemistry at the North West Regional College’s (NWRC) Strand Road campus

set a precedent for similar festival events to take place across Further Education Colleges in Northern Ireland.

“Involving young competitors from a range of secondary schools, the Salters’ Festivals of Chemistry are an initiative of the Salters’ Institute, whose aim is to promote the appreciation of chemistry and related sciences amongst the young,” she said.
 

“We have been mightily impressed with this College, both in terms of its course provision and learning environment, and also it’s partnerships with stakeholders across the industry,” she added.

“We wish to congratulate all of the young pupils who took part in the events, and hope that their experiences have enabled them to consider a career in this industry for the future,” said Ms Strong.