Yr8 recently had the opportunity to make site visits to Invista ( Lycra production), Lough’s agency, Prehen and had a visit from the Derry City Councils’s Biodiversity Officer. All these experiences enabled Yr8 to relate Science to careers directly linked to the local area and also raised important environmental considerations linked to the maintenance of our newly acquired honey beehive population.
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Yr8 have enjoyed a fantastic week of science related workshops as part of our annual Yr8 Science focus week. Investigating flight with rocket building, convection snakes, rat dissections, sports science and fun chemistry workshops were available as lunchtime sessions. Please click on the link below to our galley for further photos.”
Invest Derry City and Strabane, DCSDC, facilitated an extension of the Lord Mayor of the City of London's visit to the Playhouse Theatre, by inviting three of our Y13 pupils to attend a Business of Trust Celebration event at Mansion House. Joined by pupils from St Cecilia's College and St Mary's College, the Lord Mayor, Alderman Charles Bowman, specifically referenced the work he had carried out with the pupils during his visit to our city, and celebrated how they helped steer the direction of the overall project. Pupils also had the opportunity to speak with Edward Montgomery, The Honourable The Irish Society, and Deputy Henry Pollard, City of London Corporation, about the project and its benefits for our city.
Our pupils visited the Merchant Taylors' Hall where they were greeted by Liveryman Richard McBride, alumni and current Governor of Foyle College. Mr McBride shared information about the Merchant Taylors' Society and outlined their philanthropic role within various communities.
A special recognition to Merchant Taylors, our sponsors for the event. Thank you to William Elliott, City of London Corporation, and Stephen Gillespie and Adam Goodall, DCSDC, who planned the itinerary meticulously.
In October, Foyle College pupils collected a total of 85 shoe boxes and £400 for the Operation Christmas Child Appeal.
Darryl Nesbitt, a representative from Samaritan’s Purse, visited the school on Monday 5th November to collect the boxes which were filled to bursting with items of clothing, educational and personal hygiene supplies, toys and sweets.
Thanks to all the pupils and Form Tutors for supporting this worthwhile cause and helping to change children’s lives all over the world through the power of a simple gift.
Pictured in the photograph is Darryl Nesbit from Operation Christmas Child and pupils from 11A, Mrs Mercer’s Form Class, who donated the most shoe boxes.