Year 9 students along with Steve Wessler, key speaker at the ‘Hope Beyond Hurt’ conference that took place in the Holywell Building on Bishop Street. The pupils were participants in Student Leadership Training on April 14th, focussing on creating respectful schools and communities by reducing bias, bullying and mistrust.
They were excellent ambassadors for the school, demonstrating leadership and willingness to spread the message of unity in Foyle.
Lauren Holmes, Year 9, was awarded 3rd place in the KS3 Public Speaking Competition for her speech on Facebook. The audience were intrigued and amused by her depiction of social media.
Chloe McCarter, Year 8, came 2nd in the same competition. Her controversial speech questioned whether teachers should wear a uniform!
Both girls are to be commended for their hard work in the lead up to the competition. Well done!
Congratulations to the Under 18 football team who have made it through to the final of the Ulster Schools’ Subsidiary Competition. They defeated Edmund Rice College 2-1 in a closely contested semi-final played at Moyola Park. Foyle trailed 1-0 with only a few minutes to go, but Jack McNeill (right of picture) managed to grab an equaliser to take the fixture to extra-time.
The winning goal came from a through ball from Alex McDonnell, with Sam Hughes (also pictured) rounding the keeper to score. The final is due to be played after Easter at Ballymena Showgrounds – further details to follow.
Mr John Price, current Master of the Merchant Taylors' Company on his annual visit to Foyle College gave a presentation to pupils on the links and history of the original founder Master Mathias Springham in 1617.
Rear Admiral Nick Harris CB MBE accompanied the Master on their tour of the new site on the Limavady Road