Social Innovators

Derryschools take part in Young Social Innovators projects


Three schools from the North West took part in a Social Innovators project aimed at making life better for people within their schools/communities.  Each school had to identify a social issue and carry out a research task into the problem and then devise a set of actions to help solve it.  Each school had to submit a 4000 word report on their issue and then go to Belfast City Hall last Wednesday where they took part in a regional ‘Speak Out’ on the issue.  Below is a summary of the projects that the schools were involved in.


Hunger Run

A number of students from Foyle College participated in Children in Crossfire’s Hunger Run last Sunday (23rd March) along with Ms Sloane.  The purpose of the Hunger Run was for Children in Crossfire to raise awareness of and vital funds for their nutritional projects in both Ethiopia and Tanzania.  A great day was had by all!  Joel Rosborough finished in fourth place with Jason Nolan, Stephen Walker, Jack Taylor and Kielan Stevenson hot on his heels!  Ms Sloane will be training twice as hard for next year to keep up!!!!  The event was sponsored by Dominoes Pizza who provided a seemingly endless supply of delicious carbs after the race!!

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Spring Concert Video

Foyle College Spring Concert 2014

This years spring concert held in Christchurch video highlights


Danske Bank Ulster Schools Bowl

On Wednesday 5th March Foyle College 1st XV played Banbridge Academy at Dungannonn RFC in the final of the Danske Bank Ulster Schools Bowl. The Foyle side come away as 11-5 winners with Mark Wilson scoring a try for Foyle and out half Alex McDonnell kicking two penalties.



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Give Up Clothes For Good, TK Maxx & Foyle College

Raising Funds For Cancer Research


Parents and pupils,

                               From February we are partnering with Cancer Research UK to raise valuable funds to support Cancer Research UK's life-saving work into children's cancers.

In the UK around 4 children are diagnosed with cancer every day. Today, almost 3 in 4 children survive and with your support we can help even more children beat cancer and look forward to a much brighter future

As part of our !ongstanding relationship with Cancer Research UK we are again running the UK's biggest clothes collection - Give Up Clothes for Good. This is the first time the campaign will run all year round, giving people more opportunities to donate, raising more funds to help beat kids' cancers sooner.

We are asking the whole community to bring in their unwanted clothes, accessories and quality homeware to their local TK Maxx store at Lisnagelvin or to Foyle College. We are asking pupils to donate at least one item but if you would like to donate more, bags are available from the TK-Max store or Foyle College school reception.Donated items will be sold in Cancer Research UK shops to raise much needed funds.


This partnership has been so successful to-date that, together with our sister HomeSense stores, we have raised a staggering £13.5 million, of which £9million has gone towards research into children's cancers. And we aim to raise even more vital funds for this leading children's cancer charity by the end of 2014

John Mitchell

Store Manager 

TK-Max Lisnagelvin

Open Nights Further Education

After the success of last year, the University of Ulster are holding a series of Parents’ Evenings across our three campuses in March.  The evening has been designed to support and guide parents as their children prepare to take the next step in higher education.


The event is for parents and guardians of children in Years 10-13

and will take place at these locations:

Coleraine Campus
Tuesday 18 March 2014
7.00pm – 9.00pm

Jordanstown Campus
Thursday 20 March 2014
7.00pm – 9.00pm

Magee Campus
Wednesday 26 March 2014
7.00pm – 9.00pm

As numbers for this event are limited we are encouraging parents to register their place(s) as soon as possible.



Information for Parents regarding the North West Regional College Open Night.

Thursday 20th  March, 17:30 – 20:30


The best way to find out whether North West Regional College is right for you is to VISIT. There are a number of ways you can do this. All main campuses will be open to provide you with the chance to meet the staff and see our state of the art facilities.

For more details and to register visit:


Parents/ Students information on CAFRE College.

College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) Open days.

Open days are taking place in March and April.

Please use the link below to access the Open days for the CAFRE colleges at Enniskillen campus, Greenmount and Loughry campus.