Local Democracy Week 2014

Junior school council meet the Major during Local democracy week  

Local Democracy Week 2014

Local Democracy Week is an annual European-wide campaign that aims, on a national level, to raise young people’s awareness of how local Councils operate. It informs them about opportunities for taking part in local decision-making and, as a result, draws attention to how their involvement in local affairs is crucial in upholding local democracy. This year, Local Democracy Week takes place from 13th – 19th October 2014.


Cross Country Results Finn Valley

Foyle College Cross Country Club achieved great results at the Finn Valley Athletic Club Cross Country Event in Stranorlar, Donegal on 01st of October. Well done to all runners who took part and especially to our medal winners:

Individual Medals


Beth O’Leary 9A 7th place

Rhys Hughes 12E 12th Place


Senior Boys Team Medals

Rhys Hughes 12E 3rd Place

Joshua Lyle 13B 3rd Place

Andrew Porter 14A 3rd Place

Uk School Games Victoria Colhoun

Congratulations to Victoria Colhoun who has won a silver medal at the UK School Games representing Northern Ireland and Foyle College.  She was the only person from Northern Ireland to win a silver medal in judo.  In addition to this Victoria was selected by the UKSGmentor Tom Davis as judo’s Spirit of Judo nominee.

Around 1600 of the UK’s finest young athletes from 12 olympic sports converged on Manchester to compete at the Sainsbury’s School Games between Friday 4 September and 7 September.  Victoria’s fights can be viewed at

Dinghy Taster Session

The Loughs Agency gave 13 pupils the opportunity to have a Dinghy Taster Session in the run up to the LegenDerry Maritime Festival which will welcome the return of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. The session was be delivered by Inish Adventures at their centre in Moville. It was a fine day with light winds, a relatively temperate sea and the girls greatly enjoyed their experience in this beautiful setting.


French Trip

From the 6th – 10th April, 39 Year 10 pupils spent an educational and fun-packed 5 day trip in Paris.  During the visit pupils also commemorated the 100th anniversary of World War One with a poignant and memorable visit to the Somme Region.  Our trip was made even more special as we managed to locate the grave of the great-great uncle of one of our pupils, Glenn Wray.   Other highlights of the trip included spotting famous landmarks from the top of the Eiffel Tower, a day in Disneyland, using French with native speakers when shopping and a boat trip on the River Seine.



Nerve-Wracking Win for Foyle

Foyle College First Eleven are through to the Semi Finals of the Schools Cup after a thrilling one run victory over Campbell College Belfast at Springtown on Thursday 29th May.

Foyle scored 200 for 6 in their 35 overs with Andrew Austin and Michael Rankin top scoring with 39 and 38 respectively.

In reply CCB were dismissed with two balls to go for 199 with the hero Gareth Connor picking up 5 for 18 .

Foyle must wait to see who they now play in the Semis. A brilliant display by the whole team. Well done.



Computing 14-16 yr old Summer Camp

There is an opportunity for 14-16 yr old student to attend a summer camp in UU Magee campus. It is one week long and involves developing mobile apps, programming a LEGO MindStorm robot and designing their own website. They will also visit Seagate technology in Springtown. 
If any student is interested it costs £50 and more information can be attained from e-mail Dr Jose Santos This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
or phone Mrs Michelle Stewart 02871675382.

Foyle College raises £1630 for the Merryn Lacy Trust Fund.

A number of pupils from Foyle College’s Health Committee photographed presenting Mrs Allen with a cheque for £1630 for the Merryn Lacy Trust Fund. This fantastic amount of money was raised through non-uniform day donations, canteen bucket collections and a very successful bun sale at the  end of the Spring term.

Five year old Merryn Lacy (whose mum is a past pupil of Foyle College) was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma last year and has been undergoing treatment since then. Merryn’s family are delighted with the money raised which will help fund treatment Merryn may need in the future. They wish to thank the pupils, parents and staff of Foyle College for their kindness and great generosity.