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Students Meet Mayor @CAS

Derry City and Strabane District Council Mayor, Councillor Elisha McCallion, who was on hand to give her support and encouragement to the Cyclists Against Suicide participants and students as they left Foyle College to travel to Enniskillen on the next stage of their 1400Km cycle.

A cavalcade of 800 cyclists arrived at Foyle College this week as part of the annual all-Ireland Cycle Against Suicide which aims to promote the message that “it’s OK not to feel OK; and it’s absolutely OK to ask for help.”

The epic 1,400km, 14-day charity cycle, which set off from Belfast, arrived in Derry on Tuesday before heading to Omagh and Enniskillen and then on to the southern tip of Ireland. It’s due to finish in Dublin on May 10.

Somme Heritage Centre

All Year Ten pupils enjoyed a History visit to the Somme Heritage Centre in Newtownards.  They toured a reconstruction of a trench system and tried on uniforms from the First World War.  They also learned about the weapons used in World War One and thought about the impact of the Great War, right up to the present day.  Pupils will be able to use this useful information when preparing for the Great War section of their Junior Certificate exam.

 

 

Chemistry Workshops

The Chemistry department welcomed Dr Stephanie Nelson, RSC Education Coordinator, and QUB postgraduates, to deliver workshops on IR, UV and NMR spectroscopy to our senior pupils.  Once again our pupils found the sessions informative and very helpful.