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French trip 2013

 

Year 10 French Trip 2013

This year’s annual French trip took place from the 9th – 13th June 2013.  The action packed trip gave Year 10 pupils the opportunity to use their French in an authentic environment, to marvel at the beauty of the impressive sites of Paris and the surrounding area and to visit some of the most popular tourist destinations. 

Monday involved an impressive tour of the Stade de France, where pupils and staff had the privilege of not only seeing around the grounds but also of visiting the dressing rooms and the Presidential Box.  This was followed by a visit to Chartres and the Château de Versailles. 

Day two was the long awaited trip to Disneyland.  Pupils and staff spent 14 hours going on all the famous rides before being treated to a spectacular lights and fireworks display for the 20th anniversary finale.

Wednesday allowed pupils to appreciate many of the sites of Paris.  The day began with a trip to the top of the Eiffel tower followed by a boat trip on Les Bateaux Mouches, before a leisurely afternoon around the Notre Dame.  The day finished with a coach night tour of Paris and a meal in a typically French restaurant.

On Thursday there was just some time for some last minute shopping in Val d’Europe before heading to the airport early to thankfully avoid any of the strike chaos which had been affecting airports throughout the week.

All pupils and staff had a fantastic time and pupils gained a lot from being able to communicate in French and from seeing the size and beauty of the famous landmarks in real life. 

Foyle Hospice

Foyle Hospice Female Walk/Run  is coming soon, It’s taking place on  Sunday 16th June at 1.30pm. Any girl who’s interested in taking part should pick up a registration form in the office and return by Friday 30th May along with the £7 registration fee. you can contact Miss Barr for more information

Fun Run 2013

Purpose of the Fun Run


Raise awareness for health and fitness amongst the pupils and staff in Foyle College. Also to help
raise awareness of the work done by the NI Children’s Hospice in Northern Ireland and raise some
much needed funds. The Children’s hospice currently cares for 300 children annually, all with lifelimiting
conditions. Some of the children are cared for in the hospice itself, but most will be cared
for at home, through community nursing teams.
What is happening?


Fun run involves 26 pupils from the Foyle College Athletics Team and each will be running 1 mile.
The 26 miles covered by the pupils symbolises the distance of the marathon and ties in with staff
participation in both the recent London Marathon and the upcoming local Walled City Marathon.
Included with the pupils are Mrs Anita McDowell, a nurse from the Children’s Hospice and Foyle
College staff members Mrs Michaela Leonard & Mr Derek Harrington who are involved with the
running of Foyle College Athletics. Also included are Neil Stewart and Clive Austin, Neil has
completed the recent London Marathon for the second time and both are due to run the local
Walled City Marathon at the start of June. Clive is an experienced marathon runner having
completed 26 marathons in his running career.


Fundraising


The run today brings the fundraising efforts for the Children’s Hospice to a culmination and again the
pupils, staff and suppliers of Foyle College have made a massive effort and helped raise in excess of
£3,000 to help fund the ongoing costs of the Children’s Hospice.

 

 

 

 

Pupils and Staff Meet His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama

 

On Thursday 18 April 2013, pupils and staff from Foyle College were delighted to be invited to attend the Great Hall in the Magee campus of the University of Ulster to listen to an interview between Professor Brandon Hamber, Director of INCORE (An International Centre for the Excellence for the Study of Peace and Conflict) and Honorary Graduate, and Nobel peace laureate His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama.

 

This interview was part of the “Life Stories” series, which are interviews with prominent Universityof Ulstergraduates and honorary graduates who have excelled in their chosen sphere. These one-to-one discussions offer audiences a rare opportunity to hear the personal account of the life and achievements of distinguished alumni. In October 2000 the Universityof Ulsterawarded His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism, the honorary degree of Doctor of Letters for his outstanding contribution to peace and reconciliation.

 

 

Junior Rugby Tour 2013 - Scotland

Junior Rugby Tour

On Tuesday the 12th of March, the U14 rugby team left for Edinburgh for our annual rugby tour guided by Mr Barnett, Mr Stewart, Mr Funston and Mr Orr. We were all very excited and were looking forward to playing our matches. We had 3 fixtures organised, George Watson College, The High School of Glasgow and Edinburgh High School. As well as our rugby matches we had lots of other activities to look forward to.

 

Une Troupe Théâtrale Française Visite Foyle College

 

Une Troupe Théâtrale Française Visite Foyle College

On Tuesday 19th March we were very privileged to have a French Theatre Company in school, who performed for our pupils in Yrs 9 and 11. Their performance was called Le Bon Roi and, to the great delight of the audience, some of our very own talented linguists had starring roles in the production, too! A wonderful learning experience, which was thoroughly enjoyed by all!

‘C’était fantastique!’ les élèves de Foyle College

 

Red Nose Day 2013

The student middle school council were involved in organising a wear red day, and organised a bun sale to raise money for comic relief.  We raised a total of £1064 thanks to all our students for making the Red Nose Day a great success and raising funds for great causes here in the UK and in Africa, you can find out more information about red nose day and the charities they support by Clicking Here


Photos Ski Trip Alpe D'Huez 2013

Photos of the 2013 Ski trip are now available to view, this years trip was a great success with students spending time on the Alps with world class instructors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Northern Ireland Magistrates’ Court Mock Trial Competition Champions!

 

Congratulations to our Junior Magistrates’ team who won the Northern Ireland Mock Trial Court Competition in Laganside Court on Saturday 9th March.  The team were exemplary and their preparation and dedication to the competition was highly commended by the officiating judge.

They were up against St. Dominic’s girls’ grammar school and Portora Royal School, Enniskillen.  The judges were really impressed with the Foyle team and we won by a considerable points margin.

 

 

Reach Across Event

Pupils of Foyle College and St Columbs College pictured at a recent Reach Across event.
R.E.A.C.H Across is a cross-community organisation for young people in the North-West region of Northern Ireland.