Science Focus Week 2018

Yr8 have enjoyed a fantastic week of science related workshops as part of our annual Yr8 Science focus week.  Investigating flight with rocket building, convection snakes, rat dissections, sports science and fun chemistry workshops were available as lunchtime sessions. Please click on  the link below to our galley for further photos.”

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City of London Corporation: Business of Trust Celebration Event

Invest Derry City and Strabane, DCSDC, facilitated an extension of the Lord Mayor of the City of London's visit to the Playhouse Theatre, by inviting three of our Y13 pupils to attend a Business of Trust Celebration event at Mansion House. Joined by pupils from St Cecilia's College and St Mary's College, the Lord Mayor, Alderman Charles Bowman, specifically referenced the work he had carried out with the pupils during his visit to our city, and celebrated how they helped steer the direction of the overall project. Pupils also had the opportunity to speak with Edward Montgomery, The Honourable The Irish Society, and Deputy Henry Pollard, City of London Corporation, about the project and its benefits for our city.

Our pupils visited the Merchant Taylors' Hall where they were greeted by Liveryman Richard McBride, alumni and current Governor of Foyle College. Mr McBride shared information about the Merchant Taylors' Society and outlined their philanthropic role within various communities.

A special recognition to Merchant Taylors, our sponsors for the event. Thank you to William Elliott, City of London Corporation, and Stephen Gillespie and Adam Goodall, DCSDC, who planned the itinerary meticulously.

Operation Christmas Child Appeal 2018

In October, Foyle College pupils collected a total of 85 shoe boxes and £400 for the Operation Christmas Child Appeal. 

Darryl Nesbitt, a representative from Samaritan’s Purse, visited the school on Monday 5th November to collect the boxes which were filled to bursting with items of clothing, educational and personal hygiene supplies, toys and sweets.

Thanks to all the pupils and Form Tutors for supporting this worthwhile cause and helping to change children’s lives all over the world through the power of a simple gift.

Pictured in the photograph is Darryl Nesbit from Operation Christmas Child and pupils from 11A, Mrs Mercer’s Form Class, who donated the most shoe boxes.

Seagate Science Conference 2018

A group of Yr10 students had the opportunity to attend a selection of workshops at the Seagate Science Conference  on Friday 19th October at St Mary’s College. The workshops were designed to enthuse and inform the pupils on the breadth of STEM based career opportunities both locally and further afield. Pupils had the option to create keyrings using electroplating, build and fly rockets and hear about suatainable forestry… Please view further photos via link below.

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Lord Chief Justice Visit to Foyle College

The Right Honourable Sir Declan Morgan, Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland visited school this morning to meet with students to discuss the role of the Judiciary and the Rule of Law.

The Chief Justice met with a group of students who are interested in studying law and other social sciences for an informal round-table discussion.  He then took a series of questions from students on a broad range of issues, including human rights issues, recent case law and other political issues of the day.

The Chief Justice said: “I was delighted to attend the impressive new building at Foyle College this morning and meet the students.  I am grateful to the pupils and the staff for making time for me.  I spent a very interesting morning discussing the role of the judiciary and some recent cases with the students, all of whom demonstrated a broad knowledge of the law and social and political issues.  I wish them every success with their future studies and careers.”

Road Safety event


All Year 13 pupils attended the Road Safety event in Letterkenny today. What a soberimg and thought-provoking event for our @FoyleCollege students.

REACH Across Prefect Training

Year 14 Prefects from Foyle College attended a shared education workshop at St Mary’s College as part on their ongoing training with REACH Across. Pupils from both schools, on World Mental Health Awareness Day, wrote messages of hope and these will now be displayed on our city’s Foyle Bridge.

Thank you to REACH Across for facilitating the workshop and St Mary’s College for hosting our pupils.