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!

Literally Brilliant Young Writers

Imaginative minds in Year 11 were selected to be published in the latest collection of short stories by Young Writers; Welcome to Wonderland.

Challenged to create a fictional world, the students pulled together stories based on the wondrous worlds they had created, all told within 100 words. A fantastic 10 of these stories were picked by Young Writers to be published alongside other young authors from the UK.With titles from our students ranging from 'A Dream of War' to the ominous 'Untitled', it seems there is something to meet the interests of all readers.

Yr8 Science Focus Week 17

Yr8 Science focus week ran from 06-10th November.  The focus to engage pupils outside the classroom with ‘fun’ science workshops and show pupils the relevance of science to local industry was the target. All Yr8 got involved with visits to the local Lough’s Agency, Invista, fun chemistry workshops at lunchtime , rocket making, balancing act workshop and rat dissections. A  ‘Bug’s Life’ microscopy session and Sports Science in the gym also was on offer.

Please click HERE for further photos from the busy week. 

World of Owls Sanctuary

All Year 8 enjoyed a visit from the World of Owls sanctuary, Randalstown on Monday 06 November as part of the Yr8 Science focus week. The ‘Amazing Animal Roadshow’ included a discussion about the adaptations of this bird of prey for survival alongside the chance to observe  a wide range of other animal groups including invertebrates and reptiles.

Click HERE to see further photos on our gallery.