On Friday 2nd June Foyle College Junior School students participated in Famine Friday! This event saw some students voluntarily giving up a meal or two during the weekend. The purpose of this event was to have empathy with young people in Africa who very often go without food on a daily basis. We were delighted to welcome Father Miningi from Tanzania to give a talk in assembly to the students. He informed them of the hardship faced by people their age in Tanzania.
Children very often have chores to do before school, like fetching water, so are often up at 5.30 am. Once they have finished their chores they may run to school, which starts at 7.30am. rarely would the family have enough food to give them breakfast at home. In school they are entitled to a meal at school twice a week (if the school can supply the meal). In times of famine, they may return home to a very small, or no dinner at all. Every second 3.6 children die in the world due to hunger and hunger kills more people every year than TB, Malaria and AIDS combined. The event was a total success and the students raised more than £500.
Mr Allen congratulates Sophie, Year 14, who has been awarded one of two places on the prestigious Protégés of Peace Scholarship to America.
The Scholarship's mission is to enable two students from Northern Ireland to spend a year living and learning in the highly diverse and opportunity-rich environment of the Lawrenceville School, in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, USA.
Founded in 1999, the Scholarship has sent high-achievers who show great promise, leadership, and interest in study abroad, across to Lawrenceville where they have gained unique experiences living and learning amongst other young people from across the US and the world.
Previous Scholarship recipient Jack Taylor, class of 2015, looks back his time in Lawrenceville with ‘the fondest of memories’…no doubt Sophie will have the same positive experience!
Yr8 pupils enjoyed a range of STEM based workshops at Scifest yesterday at St Mary’s College. Our Yr10 team came home with the Maths and Science trophy and also the Seagate Science Award for their project ‘Scoop on Stroop’ which they presented - Well done!
With Foyle College moving to a new single site it was decided to review the branding of the PE kit. When reviewing the kit there were two objectives
1. A single identity for Foyle Sport.
2. Ensuring the kit is affordable without affecting the quality.
From July the new Foyle PE/Sports Kit will be available to order through the school website.
More information will follow on pricing and how to order kit. You can keep up to date through the school website and the school social media pages.
Yr8 pupils and primary school pupils from Ebrington PS and Drumahoe PS enjoyed the Science show from Science 2 Life this week at our Springtown assembly hall . The show has been launched by the Ulster – Scots Agency with an objective to encourage pupils to engage with science by learning about famous Ulster-Scots scientists and inventors.
It proved to be a fun and interactive opportunity to learn about science with pupils participating in experiments which explained the science behind the inventions of famous Ulster-Scots like Harry Ferguson and John Dunlop; and the discoveries of William Thomson, Lord Kelvin, who was the greatest British scientist of the 19th Century.
Congratulations to our Class of 2017 pupil, Sophie Doherty, who has been awarded the prestigious Protégés of Peace Scholarship to study at The Lawrenceville School in September.
Jack Taylor, Class of 2015, was a previous recipient of the scholarship and we are delighted to strengthen our connection with Lawrenceville School and the Protégés of Peace scheme.
Friday 26th May , from 1pm until 6pm at Ebrington Square.
It is with great pleasure that we introduce you to ‘Education to Employment ‘E2E’ Festival of Hope, the North West’s most exciting community based festival which aims to inspire, ignite hope and ambition as we make the connections between Education, Training and the World of Work.
This is a fantastic opportunity to speak to industry leaders and see the best of the North West in one place. A festival atmosphere, music, demos, modelling, you name it all under 3 huge marquees. There will be prizes to support progression into education or work.
This is a real family afternoon of fun and entertainment. The E2E event is being supported by Derry and Strabane District Council, the Chamber of Commerce, and local businesses. Queen's University, University of Ulster and many other employers such as Seagate, E&I Engineering, NI Fire Service and Western Health and Social Care Trust have confirmed they are going to be attendance.
This one-day event on May 26 will be a real opportunity to engage with CEO’s, HR managers and recruiters, industry specialists, restaurateurs, hoteliers, to hear their views and to drive an economically relevant curriculum.
Meaningful industrial links and conversations can be facilitated. This is our time to take the lead.
A number of events will take place on the day and will include the North West’s top employers across a range of industries, team events, competitions, a ‘catwalk’ model agency, big engineering firms, digital giants, talks by former pupils and workshops facilitated by our own college staff.
Below is a link if the form teachers want to have a look at the event details.