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Dancing at Lughnasa

Congratulations to our GCSE Drama class on their excellent production of Brian Friel's famous 'Dancing at Lughnasa' for their moderation. Their use of voice, movement and facial expressions were effective and engaging as they transported the audience back to rural Donegal in the 1930s. 

The pupils worked tirelessly to design and craft a minimalist composite set to accurately portray the genre of realism. Their production was also enhanced by the use of voiceovers, music and background images to fully set the scene and add a real sense of professionalism.

Somme Heritage Centre 2016

As part of their history course, 10A visited the Somme Heritage Centre today, to learn more about the Irish contribution in World War One.

Pupils toured the exhibition and a reconstruction of a trench. They also had the chance to handle weapons used 100 years ago by the men of the 36th (Ulster)and 16th (Irish)Divisions.

The remainder of the Year 10 classes will visit the Somme Centre on Wednesday (10B and 10E) and Thursday (10C and 10D).

 

 
 

Lego- 'Build it in Schools'

Primary 6 pupils enjoyed a morning comprising of individual and team lego building challenges at Foyle College on Thursday 07 April.  This  Lego- 'Build it in Schools' workshop was supported by Derry City & Strabane Council's Science & Innovation programme and presented to pupils by STEM Aware.  

Pupils from Oakgrove, Eglinton,Ebrington, Culmore and Balloughry Primary schools worked together and proved  that   bit of healthy competition can generate a lot of fun! The creativity evident from the morning session continued into the afternoon when all year 9 pupils at Foyle College  maintained the same high level of interest and excitement when faced with their own set of  STEM based challenges.

French Drama Competition

Year 9 pupils who enjoyed pizza at the final of the French drama competition on Friday.

Pupils had to organise themselves into teams, and perform a dramatization of a section of the story of M. Rapide ( Mr Busy by Roger Hargreaves).  Each time was made up of a narrator, a director, and two actors portraying Mr Busy and Mr Slow.

All pupils who took part in the heats and the Final are to be commended for their effort, organisation and use of French.

The winning team was made up of Dylan O'Donnell,  Stephen Linkens,  Conor Wilson, and Jack McCausland.  The Runners- up were Chloe McCarter, Lauren Wilson and Jodi Neely.  The prize for the best narrator was won by Stephen Linkens and the best Mr Busy by Justin Gamble.  All the winning pupils were from one class - 9E!