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QUB Management School

On Wednesday 25th January 2017, a number of Lower Sixth Business Studies pupils attended the annual QUB Management School – Taster Programme in the Whitla Hall, Belfast.  The Programme consisted of various taster sessions on Accounting, Actuarial Science and Risk Management, Business Management, Economics / Business Economics, Finance and International Business with a Modern Language. 

The purpose of the day was to provide pupils with an opportunity to learn more about the Management School and life at Queen’s in general.  Pupils had the opportunity to speak informally with staff and students from the Management School and to find out more about the degrees on offer, which will allow them to better differentiate amongst the various degree programmes and to make a more informed choice when applying through UCAS in September 2017.  

Club NI

Four boys from across Northern Ireland have taken a step closer to playing for their country after earning a place on Club NI, the Irish FA’s Elite Performance Programme.The association and leading sports fashion retailer JD offered boys at under 13, 14 and 15 levels the chance to become part of Club NI via a social media and in-store campaign.The aim of the initiative was to uncover young talent with the potential to represent Northern Ireland at future World Cups and European Championships.

 

'We're the kids in America'

Ulster Project Derry ~ Londonderry 

Eight Year 11 students will act as ambassadors for Foyle College and their local communities this summer as they take part in the International Peace & Reconciliation programme; Ulster Project Derry ~ Londonderry.  

These teenagers will travel to Knoxville, Tennessee and Greenville, North Carolina for the month of July to participate in a range of educational, recreational, social and devotional activities of personal discovery. We wish them well in their travels and enjoy the fun filled summer as they become young leaders in the local community. 

Pictured are Year 11 students Lewis Hargan ,Euan Stanley, Jack McQuillan, Adam Moore, , Rebecca Cole, Scott Pollock, Joel Hargan and Beth O'Neill with Principal Mr. Allen

Slice of Pi

Year 10 pupils enjoying the Slice of Pi workshop delivered by STEM Aware, in conjunction with Seagate.  The workshop introduced pupils to coding using Raspberry Pi's, allowing students to get hands on with projects created by STEM Aware. During the session the pupils developed ideas for their own project, which they can now enter into a competition to win some tech prizes.

 

 

Vox Pops

Fabulous Foyle pupils with the 'Makematic' production team, when they filmed their vox pops for the new BBC Bitesize series on the subject of GCSE revision on Thursday 19th January.

Choosing Science Event 2017

All Yr10 pupils attended a ‘Choosing Science’ event at the Springtown site on Wednesday 18 January.  Pupils were inspired by a wide range of science ambassadors from the local community  who presented their experiences to the pupils, ensuring pupils are more informed as they move forward with subject and career choices this year.

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Macmillan Cancer Support

The staff and students of Foyle College raised £761.00 for Macmillan Cancer Support charity during our festive Jolly Jumper Day. We are proud to have contributed towards the charity's new £1.5million Cancer Care facility at Altnagelvin Hospital. 

Jolly Jumper Day

All proceeds from today’s Jolly Jumper Day will go directly to Macmillan Cancer Care Charity, contributing towards their new  Support Centre at Altnagelvin Hospital. Their new Centre will provide much needed information and support services to people affected by cancer and their families throughout the North West region.Pupils from all year groups traded their blazers for festive jumpers – the perfect additions to our delicious Christmas dinners today! 

Year 14 Youth and Philanthropy Initiative

The Youth and Philanthropy Initiative (YPI) is an active citizenship programme that raises awareness among young people about philanthropy and their local community. Year 14 pupils were responsible for allocating a £2000 YPI grant to a local charity through a unique programme of team work, research and competition. YPI is all about creativity and passion, leaving the four walls of the classroom behind and supporting the issues young people care about most.
 
The charities our Year 14 pupils presented on were:
 
North West Islamic Association
Foyle Down Syndrome Trust
Foyle Food Bank
Foyle Parents and Friends
Foyle Search and Rescue
ZEST
 
Each group delivered an engaging presentation, incorporating treasure hunts, interactive games, statistics, video clips and first person accounts from benefeciaries of their respective charities. 
 
Thank you to Mrs McLaughlin, Matthew Austin, Hannah Lawther and YPI Facilitator, Catherine McColgan, who acted as judges during our competition. They certainly had a difficult task!
 
Congratulations to 14E whose charity Foyle Food Bank were selected as the recipients of YPI's £2000 grant. Well done, girls!
 

Magnetic Stirrer

Year 11 Chemistry students using the magnetic stirrer purchased using funding from the Biological and Medicinal Chemistry Sector (BMCS) Interest Group of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC).
 
The BMCS is a group that convenes national and international conferences in the broad area of pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical science.  The members of the group are very aware that the wellbeing of their industry has depended for many years on the supply of talented young chemists in the UK.  Their journey towards a career in this sector of chemistry starts during their primary and secondary education so it is most appropriate that the BMCS supports this phase of education where it can.
 
Our thanks go to BMCS for their contribution which will allow us to enrich the experience of our students in the immediate future and in years to come.