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Christmas tree decorating competition

Congratulations to Jessica in Year 8, Josie in Year 9 and Abie in Year 10, pictured with Mr. Guthrie, Headmaster of Ebrington Primary, who announced them as winners of the Christmas tree decorating competition. Well done to all three girls for their hard work! They each won a £15 Foyleside voucher for their efforts.

Sloane McClay Awards

 

HUGE congratulations to Katie who has won 2nd place in the Sloane McClay Awards 2019 based on her combined marks in GCSE Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics. Outstanding! 

Frank Ekstrom Visit

 

On 22nd November 1963, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated.  At the U.S. Naval Base in Londonderry, where our school now stands, Frank Ekstrom raised the American flag as a mark of respect after the assassination. 

Today Frank returned to raise the flag with the help of some of our Year 14 History students and members of the School Archive Team.  It was an honour to welcome Frank to Foyle College today and to hear his recollections of his time in Londonderry.

Science Focus Week 2019

“Another exciting Yr8 Science focus week at Foyle College! –  Pupils had the opportunity to sign up to a wide range of science based activities with  rat dissections, sports science, bug hunts and rocket making  to name a few of the lunchtime workshops on offer alongside site visits to the Lough’s agency and ‘The Lycra Company’ at Maydown. The visit form ‘World of Owls’ with the ‘Amazing Animal roadshow’ was informative and enjoyed by both pupils and staff. Please click on the link below to see more photos of the week’s events.”

 

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Yr10 Seagate Science Conference 2019

“A group of Yr10 pupils enjoyed the annual Seagate Science Conference at St Mary’s College last Friday. A range of interactive science based workshops were available to engage pupils with  science skills relating them to locally based careers.  Pupils enjoyed ‘Something Fishy’ looking in depth at fish are built to survive, finding out how firefighters in the NI Fire Service understand the science to control fires and consideration of ipods and floating trains to find out how magnetism is used in modern technology.”

Holocaust Memorial Trust Event

 

Holocaust Memorial Trust Event - remembering genocides.

We had the honour of welcoming Safet Vukalić, a Bosnian Muslim who survived persecution in Bosnia in the 1990s, to Foyle College today.

Safet addressed our Year 11 - 14 History students and students from St. Cecilia's College and St. Patrick's and St. Brigid's College.

This event is part of the lead up to Holocaust Memorial Day 2020. It takes place on January 27, and next year will mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp in 1945 and July 2020 will mark 25 years since the genocide in Srebrenica, 

13D Presentation

 

Pupils from 13D presented their form assembly this morning by using a range of optical illusions to challenge their peers. They reminded us of the importance of looking beyond the surface and making perceptive judgements. Well done!

World Premiere

 

We are extremely proud of our Year 12 Drama student,Conaill, who is currently starring in “A Bump Along The Way” alongside Bronagh Gallagher.  Conaill, and the other members of the cast and crew, took to the red carpet last night for the world premiere at Brunswick Moviebowl. 

Sentinus medals

 

Congratulations to Peter, Elgin, Jessica and Angus, who were presented with their Sentinus medals by Mr Allen during this morning’s Post-16 assembly. Their awards are in recognition of their valuable contributions to STEM project work last year. Excellent work!