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French Drama Competition

Year 9 pupils who enjoyed pizza at the final of the French drama competition on Friday.

Pupils had to organise themselves into teams, and perform a dramatization of a section of the story of M. Rapide ( Mr Busy by Roger Hargreaves).  Each time was made up of a narrator, a director, and two actors portraying Mr Busy and Mr Slow.

All pupils who took part in the heats and the Final are to be commended for their effort, organisation and use of French.

The winning team was made up of Dylan O'Donnell,  Stephen Linkens,  Conor Wilson, and Jack McCausland.  The Runners- up were Chloe McCarter, Lauren Wilson and Jodi Neely.  The prize for the best narrator was won by Stephen Linkens and the best Mr Busy by Justin Gamble.  All the winning pupils were from one class - 9E!

Pictures Spring Concert 2016

Foyle College Spring Concert took place in Christ Church Thursday March 10th 2016, The evening was an amazing display of the talent and versatility of our students and included performances from our junior, senior and chamber choirs, junior band and junior jazz band, junior and senior string orchestras, senior orchestra and senior jazz band.

Solo and ensemble performances were also given by GCSE & A Level music students. The evening came to a close with a finale performance of “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” given by all 240 participants.

Home Accident Prevention Public Speaking Competition

In another successful year for Foyle College, Year 10 pupils Nicole Moloney and Hannah Wasson were placed 1st and 3rd, respectively, in the senior section of the Dr McCabe Public Speaking competition at Lisneal College, beating tough competition from entrants who represented 8 other post-primary schools.

Both girls presented on the topic 'Lift It and Lock It' and the adjudicators were extremely complimentary in their feedback.

Well done to all who participated! 

Centre for Medical and Dental Education

Lower Sixth pupils from Foyle College who attended an event for prospective medical and dental students at the Centre for Medical and Dental Education & Training, Altnagelvin Area Hospital on Tuesday 8th March.

 

 

 

 

Student Leader Training

Members of 10C who took part in Student Leader Training with staff of the Holywell Trust. They were exploring the issues of bias and prejudice in school, and developing their intervention skills. 

Ulster Schools Medallion Trophy Winners 2016

In this Medallion Trophy final played at Rainey Endowed Foyle held the upper hand in the first half leading 10 - 0 at half time. A try by Andrew Hawthorne following quick lineout ball was converted by Keelin Coyle. A further penalty by Coyle before half time left the score 10 - 0. 

Early pressure by Cambridge House in the second half resulted in an unconverted try. At 10 - 5 Foyle again stretched their lead to 8 points through a Coyle penalty. Back came Cambridge House again through strong running by their forwards resulted in a try under the posts which was converted to leave the scoreline tight at 13 - 12. Another period of pressure by Foyle lead to a penalty converted by Coyle again to leave the scoreline at 16 - 12 going into the final 10 minutes. Cambridge House piled the pressure on in the final minutes of the game and a try saving tackle by Ben Galbraith when a try looked inevitable saved the day. Cambridge House were penalised at the resulting scrum and it was left to Keelin Coyle to put the ball into touch and the game was over with Foyle running out narrow winners by 16 -12.

The match was played in perfect conditions in front of a large crowd. Both teams are to be commended for their fair play and total commitment.

Ulster Youth Choir

Congratulations to our senior choir members who following recent auditions have been offered places in the Ulster Youth Training and Ulster Youth Choirs. A great achievement. Well done! Training Choir Jodi Desmond (Year 11) Ryan Johnston. Laura Miller. Any Kilgore. Katherine Leeson. Laura Hegarty. Rachel Newhouse. Megan Strain (returning member) Caoimhe Greenberg (returning member) Ulster Youth Choir Blake Gray (year 14)

Ready, Steady, Cook VS. Can’t Cook

Foyle College’s PTFA hosted ‘Ready, Steady, Cook VS. Can’t Cook, Won’t Cook’ on Thursday, 18th February, to raise money to support school-based activities. The evening’s entertainment was a huge success with the Red Applies, comprising of Mrs Dougherty, Charlie Allen, Mr Allen, Jack Kelly, Mr Duffy and Rosie McGonagle, conquering their rivals, the Yellow Pineapples who consisted of Mrs Foster, Ellie Goodman, Mr Gault, Aimee Kennedy, Mrs Allen and Mark McLaughlin.

Special thanks to our generous sponsors: FloGas, Bridie’s Chippy, Adair’s Waterside and Nando’s

International Day of Peace

As representatives for Foyle College, Adam McElhinney and Sophie Doherty travelled to Stormont to speak with policy makers from the Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister, as well as having additional  talks with John O'Dowd MLA, the Education Minister and Martin McGuinness, the Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland.

Alongside Reverend David Latimer, James Nangle (Lumen Christi) and Megan Doherty (St. Mary's), they lobbied for funds for Co-operation Ireland's 'International Day of Peace' event at The Maze Prison Long Kesh.

In collaboration with other Youth Ambassadors from post-primary schools in the city, Adam and Sophie have been working on designing a logo for 'The International Day of Peace'. The event is scheduled for the 21st of September 2016, with over 400 schools from across Northern Ireland participating.