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Bully Buddies

Well done to the Year 9 and 10 Bully Buddies who completed ‘The Diana Award Anti-Bullying Ambassador Training’ yesterday in Oakgrove Integrated College.At this event, pupils were able to network with other passionate young people, exchange ideas and share good practice.

All pupils left the training feeling inspired and full of fantastic ideas to help further develop our Anti-Bullying work!

 

First Derry Church Forum

Some of our Year 13 and 14 pupils attended First Derry Church Hall along with a range of other representative groups for a forum with Mary-Lou McDonald, the leader of Sinn Féin.The discussion was hosted and chaired by Rev. David Latimer of First Derry Presbyterian Church.

William and Amber, members of the 'Amazing the Space' steering committee, outlined the instrumental role that they've played in the 'Peace Pledge' project. Our pupils spoke very eloquently and are great ambassadors for the school.

Many thanks to Rev. Latimer and his team for the invitation, opportunity and excellent hospitality.

Beach clean up in Benone

Well done to our wonderful pupils for helping at beach clean up in Benone today! 9 bin bags, car mats, beer bottles, bike seat later!!! Kids are amazing! Thanks too to The Sea Shed for the hot chocolate after. Well done everyone!

Sir John Lawrence

The statue of Sir John Lawrence, a former pupil of Foyle & Londonderry College, has stood at the entrance to the school’s Springtown Road building for around 50 years.However, the statue was re-erected at the school’s new base at Limavady Road.
 
The moves marks the latest chapter in the statue’s varied history.

Ulster Youth Choir Selection

Congratulations to Amy & Laura who have been selected for the prestigious Ulster Youth Choir this summer, and also to Lauryn, Glenn, Andrea & Amy who were successful in gaining places in the Ulster Youth Training Choir. Well done!

 

Astronomy Presentation

A few members of the group of Year 11 pupils who attended an Astronomy presentation in Strabane’s Alley Theatre on Tuesday 9th April.

The talk was delivered by Armagh Planetarium to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Annie Russell Maunder, a very important figure in the world of Astronomy who was born in Strabane on 14th April 1868, and aptly titled “From Strabane to the Dark Side of the Moon”.

Top Role For Foyle Student

 
Foyle College student Rebekah Thompson has been honoured at a formal ceremony at Parliament Buildings, Stormont. 17-year-old Rebekah from Drumahoe becomes Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant’s Cadet for the City of Londonderry.
 
She will be one of just twelve Lord Lieutenants’ Cadets appointed across Northern Ireland.  The Cadets who are selected for the largely ceremonial year-long role can expect a busy year in office as they attend their respective Lord Lieutenants on major civic occasions.  In recognition of their role, they are entitled to wear a special insignia on their uniforms throughout their year in office. 
 
Cadet Sergeant Major Rebekah Thompson, a student at Foyle College, has been a member of Drumahoe Detachment for four years, bringing liveliness and dedication to the detachment.  Always at the heart of the fun and action, Rebekah rarely misses detachment parade nights and has attended three summer camps and one Easter camp. Rebekah is an enthusiastic team player and has represented Northern Ireland Army Cadet Force in national first aid competitions on two occasions. She has also represented her detachment and Company in the Tripoli Cup Competition for the past two years, winning best section commander and driving her team to second place in the tough tournament … a position she hopes to better this year!
 

Guidance for Examination Candidates

Information and guidance from the Joint Council for Qualifications for parents and candidates is available here https://www.jcq.org.uk/exams-office/information-for-candidates-documents

Candidates’ attention is drawn to the document ‘Using social media and examinations/assessments’ and to the guidance on what might constitute malpractice in this context. There is always a need to stay safe on-line and take reasonable precautions to ensure you do not become a victim of abuse. See https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/14_plus/ for more information.

Seagate Slice of Pi Awards

We were delighted to host the Seagate Slice of Pi Awards.  Thanks to Seagate and STEM Aware for the opportunity to showcase the wonderful talent displayed by our local students.  Well done to all involved, especially our Foyle ambassadors – Sophie, Darcy, Ryan, Josh, Jakob, Mollie, Alanthomas, Zara, Sarah, Nicole and Conaill.  A special word of thanks goes to Michael, Year 12, for his assistance with the videos.