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Belfast Telegraph Minecraft Build Challenge

Following on from training provided by TeacherGaming, on the use of MinecraftEdu in the classroom, 19 students from Foyle College Junior School took part in an exciting Minecraft Build Challenge on 15th September 2015. 

This event, hosted by CultureTECH and the Belfast Telgraph, challenged the students to investigate one of four iconic sites from across Northen Ireland, learning about its history, architecture, etc. before creating their own version inside the game.  The Foyle College students chose to investigate the Guildhall which is an iconic building within our city.  As part of their investigation the students explored a previous build of the Guildhall which was provided by CultureTECH and the Belfast Telegraph. 

As this build was created by a past pupil of Foyle College, Jonathan Black, the pupils were even more enthusiastic to recreate their own build to see if they could rival his masterpiece.  The day was so successul and the pupils so enthused that the ICT Department are now introducing a Minecraft Club so that the pupils can perfect their build prior to entering the Belfast Telegraph competition.  Good luck to all pupils who are taking part in this!

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Way2Go Alcohol Awareness

This morning, Year 13 pupils attended the first of three Way2Go presentations on alcohol use.

Stephanie delivered an interactive workshop which asked the pupils questions about alcohol consumption, health implications and the hazards associated with intoxication.

Hard hitting statistics and real life examples opened the pupils' eyes the realities of binge drinking and lifestyle implications regular alcohol consumption can have.

We thank Stephanie and the entire Way2Go team for facilitating these extremely beneficial sessions. 

Prize Giving 2015

This year's annual Prize Giving ceremony took place, once again, in the Guildhall on Thursday 3rd September. In the event of a family bereavement, the planned guest of honour, former Head Boy Dr Padraig Moore was unable to attend. We were grateful to Mr Menown, former Vice Principal Mr Ray Menown for stepping in at the last minute to present the prizes.

Congratulations to all our prize winners. Very well done. Pictures available from the gallery. 

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