Student Leaders’ Congress, Dublin

Foyle attends the Student Leaders’ Congress, Dublin
Foyle College is currently an Ambassador School working to promote positive mental health amongst its pupils.  As such, a group of Year 11 and 12 pupils joined over 4000 students from across Ireland at the annual Student Leaders Congress at the RDS in Dublin on Thursday 14th January.The  aim of the Student Leaders’ Congress was to promote positive mental health; encourage help-seeking behaviour in young people; and put forward the Cycle Against Suicide message that ‘It’s ok not to feel ok, and it’s absolutely ok to ask for help’.
The Congress brought together students and teachers from all over the island of Ireland in an inspiring and energetic forum comprising celebrity speakers, live entertainment, discussions and much more.
This was very much a student-led event whereby a large portion of the day involved students: discussing projects they have engaged with, providing entertainment, conducting peer interviews and interacting with a range of mental health organisations exhibiting on the day.The theme of this year’s Congress was ‘Together We Can.’

French Storytelling

11th January 2106 saw a first in the life of Foyle: a French storytelling event organised  in conjunction with Queen’s University.
Madame Isabelle Sauvage, a professional French Storyteller from the CLIO (Association of Storytellers in France) performed two stories in French to a group of year 12, 13 and 14 French students:  “Le Moineau, le Lièvre et le Chat” ( The Sparrow, the Hare and the Cat) and “Le Souriceau” (The Baby Mouse).
Foyle pupils also performed a dramatization of “Le Navet Enorme” ( The Enormous Turnip), and completed linguistic activities based on the stories.
This event was a further development of the French storytelling project, for which Foyle won a prestigious award from the British Academy in London in 2013.Some pupils’ comments:  “I found Isabelle entertaining to listen to” “I’ve rekindled my love of storytelling – very entertaining and enthralling”

Foyle College 4 vs 1 St Patrick’s Lisburn

Foyle College 4 vs 1 St Patrick’s Lisburn

Foyle College Under 14’s progress to the Quarter Finals of the Inspiresport Northern Ireland Schools Plate following a 4-1 victory over St. Patrick’s Lisburn this afternoon. The home side started the game in a positive manner as they played with a high tempo and skilful form of possession football which the visitors struggled to deal with in the early stages.


Hairspray Cast Photos

Hairspray cast photos are now on sale.  Pick up an order form from the school office. 

Bar Mock Trial 2015

Member of the Bar Mock Trial team who took part in the Citizenship Bar Mock Trial competition in the High Court, Belfast on Saturday 28th November.  The Foyle team won their cases against Methodist College and Dalriada (who went on the win the entire competition).  The pupils were a credit to the school and are to be commended for their hard work and dedication. 

Points of Light Ambassadors

Lara Dingley, Y14, and Rachel Newhouse, Y13, were both successful in their applications to the highly competitive Points of Light Ambassadorship. In Northern Ireland only 6 Ambassadors were chosen to promote the Award, gain stories and submit those case studies to the Cabinet Office for consideration.  These young volunteers will be supported by the Cabinet Office. 

Points of Light UK has been developed in partnership with the hugely successful Points of Light programme in America, which was established by President George H W Bush, and has since recognised over 5,000 individuals and has the support of President Barack Obama

Road Safety Demonstration

Foyle College hosted a multiagency Road Safety demonstration as part of the Year 13 Personal Development scheme. An emotional, yet educational experience.

Representatives from the PSNI, Fire Service, Ambulance Service, Youth Justice and a local funeral director’s gave poignant accounts of the impacts road collisions can have on victims and their families.