On Saturday past, Ben, Dominic and Sam took part in an international Olympic freestyle wrestling tournament in Wigan, England.
The results were as follows:
Gold - Ben (Senior Event)
Silver - Dominic + Sam
Each athlete had tough opponents and Ben defeated the senior European Combat Wrestling Champion on the way to the podium (see above)
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Pupils from eight local secondary schools competed in the Junior Chamber's Voices of the Future Public Speaking Competition last night, tackling topics such as Donald Trump's presidency, the relationship between social media and depression, philanthropy and gender equality.The standard was outstanding, with competitors utilising verbal and non-verbal techniques to engage the audience and impress the judging panel.
As always, pupils from Foyle College were excellent ambassadors for both the school and our local community.Alannah, Year 10, narrowly missed out on a prize, having been shortlisted to the final four with her speech, 'Social Media's Relationship with Depression.'A special congratulations to Emma, Year 13, who was awarded overall winner, taking home a plaque and an LG tablet for her speech on single gender education in the twenty first century.
Well done to all of our competitors!
Imaginative minds in Year 11 were selected to be published in the latest collection of short stories by Young Writers; Welcome to Wonderland.
Challenged to create a fictional world, the students pulled together stories based on the wondrous worlds they had created, all told within 100 words. A fantastic 10 of these stories were picked by Young Writers to be published alongside other young authors from the UK.With titles from our students ranging from 'A Dream of War' to the ominous 'Untitled', it seems there is something to meet the interests of all readers.