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Ulster Schools Medallion Trophy Winners 2016

In this Medallion Trophy final played at Rainey Endowed Foyle held the upper hand in the first half leading 10 - 0 at half time. A try by Andrew Hawthorne following quick lineout ball was converted by Keelin Coyle. A further penalty by Coyle before half time left the score 10 - 0. 

Early pressure by Cambridge House in the second half resulted in an unconverted try. At 10 - 5 Foyle again stretched their lead to 8 points through a Coyle penalty. Back came Cambridge House again through strong running by their forwards resulted in a try under the posts which was converted to leave the scoreline tight at 13 - 12. Another period of pressure by Foyle lead to a penalty converted by Coyle again to leave the scoreline at 16 - 12 going into the final 10 minutes. Cambridge House piled the pressure on in the final minutes of the game and a try saving tackle by Ben Galbraith when a try looked inevitable saved the day. Cambridge House were penalised at the resulting scrum and it was left to Keelin Coyle to put the ball into touch and the game was over with Foyle running out narrow winners by 16 -12.

The match was played in perfect conditions in front of a large crowd. Both teams are to be commended for their fair play and total commitment.

Ulster Youth Choir

Congratulations to our senior choir members who following recent auditions have been offered places in the Ulster Youth Training and Ulster Youth Choirs. A great achievement. Well done! Training Choir Jodi Desmond (Year 11) Ryan Johnston. Laura Miller. Any Kilgore. Katherine Leeson. Laura Hegarty. Rachel Newhouse. Megan Strain (returning member) Caoimhe Greenberg (returning member) Ulster Youth Choir Blake Gray (year 14)

Ready, Steady, Cook VS. Can’t Cook

Foyle College’s PTFA hosted ‘Ready, Steady, Cook VS. Can’t Cook, Won’t Cook’ on Thursday, 18th February, to raise money to support school-based activities. The evening’s entertainment was a huge success with the Red Applies, comprising of Mrs Dougherty, Charlie Allen, Mr Allen, Jack Kelly, Mr Duffy and Rosie McGonagle, conquering their rivals, the Yellow Pineapples who consisted of Mrs Foster, Ellie Goodman, Mr Gault, Aimee Kennedy, Mrs Allen and Mark McLaughlin.

Special thanks to our generous sponsors: FloGas, Bridie’s Chippy, Adair’s Waterside and Nando’s

International Day of Peace

As representatives for Foyle College, Adam McElhinney and Sophie Doherty travelled to Stormont to speak with policy makers from the Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister, as well as having additional  talks with John O'Dowd MLA, the Education Minister and Martin McGuinness, the Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland.

Alongside Reverend David Latimer, James Nangle (Lumen Christi) and Megan Doherty (St. Mary's), they lobbied for funds for Co-operation Ireland's 'International Day of Peace' event at The Maze Prison Long Kesh.

In collaboration with other Youth Ambassadors from post-primary schools in the city, Adam and Sophie have been working on designing a logo for 'The International Day of Peace'. The event is scheduled for the 21st of September 2016, with over 400 schools from across Northern Ireland participating. 

Year 14 Dublin Trip

Year 14 pupils visited Dublin as part of their Partition of Ireland A2 course.  They toured a number of significant sites including Dublin Castle, the National Museum of Ireland, Leinster House, Croke Park and Glasnevin Cemetery. Everyone found the trip really beneficial and the amount of information absorbed will hopefully be reflected in fantastic examination results in the summer!

Many thanks to Mr Quigley for arranging the trip.

Mrs Dougherty.

 

Journey Together

Journey Together – North West Schools Jointly Remembering the Centenaries, 2016.”

Year 10 pupils who were selected to represent the school in the centenaries project.  They will attend seminars and educational visits throughout 2016 to deepen their understanding of the The Easter Rising the Battle of the Somme.

Young Enterprise 2016

Young Enterprise - Year 10 Project Business Seminar – Thursday 4th February 2016  
 
Project Business brings the world of business and enterprise to life.  It provides a dynamic and eye opening experience for Year 10 students as they take on the role of a small business for the day.  On Thursday 4th February 2016, the Year 10 pupils attended a half-day business seminar successfully co-ordinated by Gail Hamilton (Training Manager) who was ably assisted by the AS Level Business Studies students.
 
 After a few ice-breaker games to get the pupils ‘warmed up’, the Year 10s were soon gaining an insight into enterprise and an introduction to GCSE Business Studies.  The pupils explored a range of key business concepts through a variety of practical group-based activities, such as setting up their own bead making business.  The teams of pupils had to buy various materials from their suppliers and create beaded bracelets to sell to customers.  The pupils also learnt about health and safety in the work place and quality control.  Following this activity, the pupils had to demonstrate how they would deal with an incident of bad publicity in their business.  
 

 

Year 13 QUB School of Management

Year 13 AS Level Business Studies pupils who attended the QUB School of Management Taster  Programme

on Wednesday 27th January 2016.

YPI event

YPI is an organisation that grants money to community-based social service charities each year. The charities that receive the money is decided by pupils in school-based philanthropy projects. Year 14 pupils at Foyle College had the opportunity to make contact with a charity that they thought deserved a £3000 prize from YPI.
 
Six groups of pupils were chosen to go forward to the finals, which were held on Wednesday 20th January. Each group provided information on their chosen charity and told us about the good work that could be done if their charity were to win £3000.
 
The charities that the groups chose to represent were RNIB, Foyle Sailability, St.John’s Ambulance NI, Children in Crossfire, Foyle Down Syndrome Trust and The Phoenix ADHD Project.
 
Although there was close competition, Lydia Cullen, Aaron McFarland and Amy Gardiner were selected as the group with the best overall presentation and therefore won £3000 for The Foyle Down Syndrome Trust. 

YR10 Choosing Science Event

YR10 Choosing Science Event

 
Year 10 spent the morning with science ambassadors from a wide range of science related industries to help inform them further about their GCSE choices.