On Monday 11th February the U6 Languages students attended the annual European Jobs Day at Magee University; an event which was both informative and extremely enjoyable. Exhibitors at the Event included Americamp, Eramus, European Voluntary Service, Projects Abroad and The Study China Programme, to name but a few. The free lunch for students and staff served in the Students’ Union was most welcome, too. There are many opportunities out there; it’s time to take advantage of them!
Foyle College cross country team have had a fantastic beginning to the new cross country season, with an excellent performance at the oakgrove college cross country event on the 25th January 2013 and the district cross country championships on the 05th of February.
A total of 23 Foyle College students competed across 7 cross country races ranging from 1500m – 4500m.
Thursday 31 January at Springtown when Royal Navy conducted a Stem based workshop to Yr10 pupils. This generated a greater understanding of the work carried out by the Navy and pupils had the opportunity to find out the science behind how gas turbine blades were designed for efficient fuel consumption alongside other tasks which promoted both their mathematical and communication skills.
Foyle chess players were made most welcome when they played against Lumen Christi College in a chess tournament on Wednesday 6th February. Although it was a close-fought competition, Foyle lost 9-8, with the last match ‘timing out’ during the Foyle player’s move.
Special mention must go to Gary McKinley, who won his match in ten moves, and also to Michael Hayden, who is instrumental in organising these events.
Foyle and Londonderry College hosted a Portora Royal team they had played twice already this season.
The results from those games stood at one each so this one was sure to be a close encounter. So it turned out to be with the Foyle team winning the game by 31-24. Foyle College started the match strongly and dominated the first half. Foyle opened the scoring through their winger David Lapsley. This try was converted by Ulster Under19 player Neil Burns to give the Foyle College team a 7-0 lead. A short time later Foyle extended their lead to 14-0 through an interception by their centre, Ryan Curry, who ran in for his first of three tries. Once again Neil Burns converted the try to put the Foyle College team into a 14-0 lead. Just before half time the Foyle team scored the third try of the game through Ryan Curry. Once again, the try was converted by Neil Burns to give Foyle a 21-0 half time lead.
This years Carol Service was a great success, thanks to the talent of Foyle students who made it a magical night to remember, pictures from the evening are now available from the read more link. Thanks to Mr Moorcroft for the pictures.