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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.

Foyle College Scripture Union

Foyle College Scripture Union would like to invite you to an evening event entitled "Come Let Us Adore Him." Come and enjoy an informal evening of fun, food and fellowship and find out a little bit more of what SU is, what we have been doing and what we'd love to see happening in the incoming year in Foyle.
 
Join us on the 5th December in Duncreggan Assembly Hall at 7.30pm for a festive night with SU.

Year 14 Lego Presentation Skills Workshop

This morning, Year 14 pupils developed their presentation skills during a practical workshop. Pupils married their experiences from both Arts and STEM subjects, as they used Lego to create objects and persuasive language to justify their choices.

Year 14 pupils are busily preparing for their YPI Presentations in the coming weeks and, after today's skill development, competition is set to be strong between each form class!

Unity Project

On 17th November, pupils from 10B took part in Student Leader training in St Mary’s College, as part of the Unity Project. They discussed strategies for tackling prejudice, bias and bullying, and how to take the lead in making school a better place for all!

Science Week 2016

Year 8 Science focus week took place after half term with all Year 8 involved in a variety of activities to highlight the relevance of Science outside the classroom and to the world of work in our local community- ‘World of Owls’ from Randalstown visited the school for an informative and really exciting presentation highlighting the variety of life with an amazing animal roadshow.

Pupils visited Invista to find out more about Lycra production, visited the Lough’s Agency to hear about the conservation work locally and others built robots, made rockets or watched a gruesome rat dissection. A sports Science themed workshop measured lung capacity and investigated exercise while the chemistry department held a couple of fun workshops. STEM Aware helped us out during our STEM club building and investigating the motion of toothbrush head robots!- please click to the gallery for the photos from each of the workshops during the busy week.

 

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Alcohol Awareness Workshop

On Wednesday, Year 9 pupils participated in an ‘Alcohol Awareness Workshop’.  Through a live theatre performance and interactive workshop, pupils were educated on the facts about alcohol, explored causes and consequences of alcohol misuse, with the overall aim of helping pupils tackle peer pressure and make informed choices.Many thanks to Collingwood Learning who facilitated this worthwhile event.