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.
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
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.
GCSE English pupils used their speaking and listening skills to interview Heron Group managers during a CEIAG visit to the new Foyle College site on the Limavady Road. Pupils interested in careers such as architecture, engineering, accountancy and journalism used this opportunity to recognise the benefits English Language and English Literature will have to their future employment opportunities.
Confirming English Influences Achievable Goals
The Foyle College Cross Country team achieved great results at the Local Schools Cross Country Event in Oakgrove College on November 17th. Well done to everyone that took part. All competitors from Foyle finished their races and got a race time.A special mention to the following pupils who received a medal:
This year we were delighted that 127 KS3 pupils recognised the importance of tackling bullying and submitted entries for the NIABF competition ‘What bullying means to me’; we are even happier that a short animation by Mark and Tom McLaughlin of Year 9 has been awarded top prize in the movie section and the boys winning entry, will be used in school all across Northern Ireland.
Well done to Kyle Magee who won the Champion of Champions badminton event in Lisburn today. Kyle put in an excellent performance to retain the trophy.
Foyle College Londonderry CCF have been selected from the 276 CCF Contingents throughout the UK to represent the CCF at Act of Remembrance at the Cenotaph in London. Foyle College CCF was formed in 2000 from the remnants of a school ACF Detachment and began life with 11 cadets, now increased to 100+, The Contingent draws RN Section recruits from Lisneal College and other local secondary schools.
Since the announcement in August there had been much activity preparing uniforms and practising drill to ensure that we put on a smart appearance, and some (male) cadets had even their haircuts! The party participating was limited by the organisers to 28 cadets and 2 Adult volunteers but the Contingent made the most of the weekend by travelling on the Friday morning to Gatwick and spending the afternoon visting many famous sites not to forget Sir John Lawrence of Punjab statue situated at Waterloo Place. We managed to get some retail theropy in which we then followed with a Meal in Frank and Bennys for all. We were to stay at an ACF Centre near Clapham Junction so a short 15 minute train ride from Waterloo took us to our accommodation.