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Extra-curricular activities

Extra-curricular activities take place at lunch time and after school where the emphasis is on taking part.

The following clubs and societies all function at various times of the year:

Athletics Club                        Dance Club

Hill Walking Club                    Football Club

Girls' Hockey Club                 Boys' Hockey Club

Fitness Club                          Trampoline Club

Rugby Club                            Science Club

Photography Club                   Choir

Drama Society                       Environmental Society

Young Enterprise                    Scripture Union

Orchestra                               The Duke of Edinburgh's Award

Charity Committee                   Puzzle Club

Netball Club                             Samba Drum Group

Gardening Club                        

Pupils are also encouraged to apply for courses, scholarships and competitions, e.g.                                                

Rotary Youth Leadership              

Ireland Scholar Athletics Games             

Civic Link

North-East School of Sport                       

Outdoor Pursuits Courses

Soroptimist International Public Speaking Competition

Leadership skills are developed by encouraging pupils to adopt the roles of: Class Monitor, School Prefect, Peer Mentor, House Captain and School Council Representative.

The various clubs and societies within school frequently organise visits or tours within Northern Ireland and abroad.  Educational visits to several foreign countries have been a feature of school life during the last 15 years.


Youth Club

The school Youth Club operates on Wednesday evening.  Its activities are mainly recreational and social. 

Itis organised by a school Youth Tutor assisted by a group of fully trained staff.  It adds a most useful dimension to school life in the opportunity for involvement in activities related to both the local and more distant communities of young people.