Derry Feis

Congratulations to the Foyle College pupils who successfully competed in the Derry Feis over Easter.

Lauren Holmes, Year 9, was awarded 3rd place in the KS3 Public Speaking Competition for her speech on Facebook. The audience were intrigued and amused by her depiction of social media.

Chloe McCarter, Year 8, came 2nd in the same competition. Her controversial speech questioned whether teachers should wear a uniform!

Both girls are to be commended for their hard work in the lead up to the competition. Well done! 

Travelwise NI competition


Travelwise NI competition to be in with the chance of winning one of six £100 One4all gift vouchers.The competition marks Walk to School Week 2015 (May 18 – 22) and to enter pupils simply need to fill in a short survey on their methods of travelling to school before the closing date of Friday May 22.

Survey link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WTSW2015

Find out more on how to enter and terms and conditions here:

 http://www.nidirect.gov.uk/index/information-and-services/travel-transport-and-roads/travelwiseni/travelwise-schools/walk-to-school-week.htm

National ICT Day

A national event to encourage more 15-18 year olds to study technology related degrees will return to Londonderry this April, delivered by the Tech Partnership in conjunction with the Department for Employment and Learning, Invest NI, Momentum and Sentinus.

Up to 400 post primary students are set to attend the National ICT Day, held in Millennium Forum to learn about the exciting career opportunities offered by Northern Ireland’s technology sector. The event is part of the highly successful Bring IT On campaign, which focuses on giving young people an insight into Northern Ireland’s fastest growing and most dynamic sector.

 

School Disco

Junior school pupils enjoying disco which raised £467 for Childline

 

 

Colour Run

Foyle staff and pupils took part in the Foyle colour run in glorious sunshine on Sunday 22nd March, to raise funds for Children in Crossfire.  Brilliant event!!

Under 18 football team

Congratulations to the Under 18 football team who have made it through to the final of the Ulster Schools’ Subsidiary Competition.  They defeated Edmund Rice College 2-1 in a closely contested semi-final played at Moyola Park.  Foyle trailed 1-0 with only a few minutes to go, but Jack McNeill (right of picture) managed to grab an equaliser to take the fixture to extra-time. 

The winning goal came from  a through ball from Alex McDonnell, with Sam Hughes (also pictured) rounding the keeper to score.  The final is due to be played after Easter at Ballymena Showgrounds – further details to follow.