Blackout

 

The Lyric Theatre, in conjunction with the Department of Justice NI, presented ‘Blackout’ to our Year 12 pupils this afternoon.

Written by Davey Anderson, the play tells the story of James, a young man from a dysfunctional family. The death of his grandfather results in James’ dabbling in drugs and alcohol – a path which leads him to court and a possible custodial sentence.

With an atmospheric soundtrack by Chris Warner and physical theatre sequences, this high-energy production was followed by a Q&A with a panel of young people with first-hand experience of custody and the judicial system.

A truly moving, hard-hitting production that will leave a lasting impression upon our pupils.

Marshmallow Challenge

An exciting morning for our Y13 pupils during PSHE, developing pupils' teamwork skills and personal capabilities.Pupils took part in the Marshmallow Challenge, aiming to build the tallest tower possible using marshmallows and spaghetti.The moral of today's lesson - the importance of building strong foundations for life during school years!

Congratulations to Mr Nutt's class, 13B, who built a 74cm tower! Well done!

Christmas Jumper Day 2017

We are approaching the most magical time of the year – fairy lights and baubles, snowmen and Christmas trees.

On 14th December, we want to see it all – on YOUR jumper!

Join us, and thousands of others across the country, and wear your daftest, most wonderful woollies to school to help raise money for Save the Children.

Even better, enjoy Christmas dinner in both schools on this date, too! 

Senior School Council Training

Members of our Senior School Council received training from Isobel Brennan from Concern Worldwide this morning. Isobel outlined the global work of Concern Worldwide, in helping some of the world's poorest countries during crises.

 

Pupils look forward to supporting and working alongside Concern Worldwide during the remainder of this academic year.

Olympic Freestyle Wrestling

On Saturday past, Ben, Dominic and Sam  took part in an international Olympic freestyle wrestling tournament in Wigan, England.

The results were as follows:

Gold - Ben  (Senior Event)

Silver - Dominic  + Sam 

Each athlete had tough opponents and Ben defeated the senior European Combat Wrestling Champion on the way to the podium (see above)

 

Big Data Summer Camp and Business Insight Week

"Do you have an interest in business and finance or technology? We have two exciting programmes for you to find out more about us and discover where your interests lie." PwC Belfast

Big Data Summer Camp and Business Insight Week.

"If you’re interested in business or technology, then one of our paid work experienceprogrammes could be for you. Spend an action-packed week in a PwC office during your summer holiday – meeting our people, experiencing the work we do and making new friends." PwC

http://www.pwc.co.uk/schools/work-experience

Junior Chamber's Voices of the Future

Pupils from eight local secondary schools competed in the Junior Chamber's Voices of the Future Public Speaking Competition last night, tackling topics such as Donald Trump's presidency, the relationship between social media and depression, philanthropy and gender equality.The standard was outstanding, with competitors utilising verbal and non-verbal techniques to engage the audience and impress the judging panel.

As always, pupils from Foyle College were excellent ambassadors for both the school and our local community.Alannah, Year 10, narrowly missed out on a prize, having been shortlisted to the final four with her speech, 'Social Media's Relationship with Depression.'A special congratulations to Emma, Year 13, who was awarded overall winner, taking home a plaque and an LG tablet for her speech on single gender education in the twenty first century.

Well done to all of our competitors!