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Tyndall Schools' Physics Lecture

Foyle was delighted to again host the annual Tyndall Schools' Physics Lecture, sponsored by the Institute of Physics in Ireland.  Dr Liz Conlon delivered her presentation titled the 'ABC of the Universe' to visiting schools from our city and Donegal, as well as our own Foyle physicists.  Photon buckets, model particle colliders and circuitry.

 

STEM Exploration

STEM Exploration funding has enabled a STEM led project to be initiated with Yr13 Life & Health Science students and Biology students with C-TRIC STEM ambassador Coral Lapsley acting as our STEM ambassador. The group had their first gene technology workshop this week over at Altnagelvin hospital and with further funding it is hoped this project can develop further.

Little Book of EMA

Education Maintenance Allowance is a weekly allowance of £30 to help 16, 17, 18 and 19year olds with the costs of further education.Payments are made every 2 weeks as long as you continue to meet your school or college’sattendance requirements.
 
There are also 2 performance based bonuses of £100 normally paid out in January and June.Getting EMA won’t affect any benefits you or your family already receive.
 

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Ulster University Talk

Year 13 pupils enjoyed a very informative session delivered by Conan Meenan on the facilities, courses and entry requirements for Ulster University.  It was especially interesting to hear about the excellent investments made in the last few years.  In particular, £11 million has been spent on new facilities for growth sectors such as IT (Artificial Intelligence, Data Analytics) and Engineering at Magee.  

Conan also explained their links with Allstate, including a new state of the art computing lab at Ulster University’s Magee campus.  In addition, Mrs Hand brought a number of Year 13 students to C-Tric (Research Centre), where they were informed about courses at Magee, such as Personalised Medicine.

Choosing Science Event 2020

All Yr10 pupils attended a ‘Choosing Science’ event  today hosted within our science department.  Pupils were inspired by a wide range of science ambassadors from the local community  who presented their experiences to the pupils, ensuring they are more informed  with subject and career choices taking place later this year. Career paths into pharmacy, stratified medicine, software development, environmental based careers, bioinformatics and ‘The Royal Navy’ engineering based careers were all represented.

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Safer Internet Day 2020

Safer Internet Day is on the 11th February 2020!

Safer Internet Day 2020 will be celebrated globally with the theme: Together for a better internet. 

                                                                           

 

Work begins at school complex 2015

Education Minister John O'Dowd MLA, pictured at the cutting of the first sod at the site of the new Foyle College and Ebrington Primary School buildings at Caw yesterday. Included are, from left, Patrick Allen, Headmaster of Foyle College, Kacey Laird, a member of the school council, Luke Pentland, a P5 pupil at Ebrington Primary School, and Nigel Dougherty, Principal of Ebrington Primary School.

Despite the blustery weather, there were smiles all round earlier today, when the first sod was cut at the site of what will soon be the new Foyle College and Ebrington Primary School complex off Limavady Road.

The Boards of Governors members, principals and elected representatives stoody proudly by as the Minister for Education John O’Dowd, performed the official ceremony.

Guests at the ceremony included the master of the Merchant Taylors’ livery company and representatives from the Honourable The Irish Society.Durkan welcomes ‘sod cut’ on Derry’s new £35m schools

Among those to attend was SDLP Foyle MP Mark Durkan, who welcomed today’s event at the former army barracks on the Clooney Road, saying it paved the way for expansion options at the Magee campus of Ulster University.

 

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NI Water Visit

A massive thanks to Pat from NI water who spoke to all of Year 8 - 10 highlighting the importance of water as a resource and raising awareness about the damaging effects of single use plastics on our waterways. To help, all of our pupils will receive a refillable water bottle over the next week courtesy of NI water.

PTFA Rewards Breakfast

This morning, pupils from all year groups were treated to a Rewards Breakfast courtesy of our school’s fantastic PTFA committee.

Scrumptious breakfast was served by our wonderful canteen staff, to help celebrate pupils’ academic, athletic and artistic achievements during term one

Sir John Lawrence

The statue of Sir John Lawrence, a former pupil of Foyle & Londonderry College, has stood at the entrance to the school’s Springtown Road building for around 50 years.However, the statue was re-erected at the school’s new base at Limavady Road.
 
The moves marks the latest chapter in the statue’s varied history.