STEM is an essential element of today’s curriculum expectations coupled with the necessity to educate children for industry.  The club aims to develop pupil interest and enthusiasm in STEM subjects .  The team engage in the design, building and racing their our own electric powered car as well as developing a portfolio showing the process of the build.  This exciting activity develops skills such as teamwork, communication and listening alongside working to specifications and deadlines. The team will race against schools from all over Ireland at the annual GreenPower F24 race in June.

 

Wednesday 3.15-4.15

Pupils who are involved in studying business often do not have the opportunity to experience the practical side of running a business.  This project will help pupils to establish the daily running activities of managing a business and seeing how they function. From the running of the club in previous years, pupils have grasped the main concepts of business management.  Highlighting the need to consider target audience, mark up and predict sales.

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The ICT club runs on a Wednesday afternoon and make use of Raspberry Pis, Arduinos and Microbits to help teach our students coding skills.  The ICT Department are aware that there are many jobs available for people with good skills here in Northern Ireland and the ICT club helps students to develop these skills.  The club recently purchased a 3D printer and a drone and as well as coding projects undertaken the club there is always an emphasis on E.Safety.  Each year the club produce an E.Safety video such as E.Awareness, the winner of the UK Childnet E.Safety competition in 2017.   The club have also worked in conjunction with the Agriculture Department to win the Data NI Challenge 2018 for an innovative C Sharp coding project to show farming statistics through a Raspberry Pi. Contact any member of the ICT department for further details of this club as you are more than welcome to attend.

Wednesday 3.15- 4.15 pm

This club is a fulfilling and inspiring ceramic programme allowing for the creation of innovative ceramic pieces.  The experience will allow pupils to gain an awareness of 3D Construction ceramic 2D relief design processes and techniques. Pupils got the opportunity to meet the working ceramic artist- Sharon Regan.  They learnt how she set up her business, observed her processes and created a piece of art work based on her work, this will be displayed in the school foyer. 

The club will run from November ‘18 through to February ’19.

Thursday Rm 53 3.15- 4.30 pm

The club investigates the detail of the textile work.  This club provides pupils with the chance to explore the world of textiles.  Taking an evaluative approach to project work and through assigned projects instils the need for independent thinking and group work.  The economy is becoming more and more dependent on the need of primary sector jobs.  This club lends itself to meeting this demand pupils learn about the variety of textile materials, techniques and processes.  An insight into career progression is a large element of weekly workshops with pupils learning about professional textile designers.

Tuesday Rm 35 3.15 - 4.15 pm

Thursday Rm 13 3.15- 4.15 pm

The Fashion Club is an excellent way to be creative and make friends. The aim for the club is to enter the Junk Kouture Fashion show which is held in Derry and Dublin. These fashion shows give great insight into what it is like being a designer and model. Holy Trinity College has had fantastic success over the years with the Club and have found the pupils benefit greatly by making lasting friendships, boosting self-esteem, developing skills, knowledge and understanding of working practises.

 

We had 17 finished Fashion entries for the Junk Kouture 2018 competition and 10 of these got through to the Ulster Regional Final in Derry and 1 through to the All-Ireland Final in Dublin.  We have represented the largest school of finalists in the competition to date, this is a great achievement when there were over 5,000 entries from all over Ireland and Scotland in last year’s competition.

 

Fashion Club is hosted every Tuesday in Room 35 by Ms E. McKee and every Thursday in Room 13 by Mrs Gillespie. Both from 3:15pm – 4:15pm. Everyone is welcome to attend and we look forward to seeing you.

Tuesday Rm 35 3.15 - 4.15 pm and Thursday Rm 13 3.15- 4.15 pm

The club provides an opportunity to experience Irish in a social setting and encourage pupils to use knowledge acquired in the classroom during the club.  At present the government are trying to implement an Irish Language Act. When implemented this will mean greater job opportunities for current pupils studying the language at present. Also, CCEA are regularly seeking to employ Irish language translators. This proves that in the current times, with a continued growth in the number of Irish Medium schools, jobs will be readily available to those pupils with Irish. This club will encourage pupils to continue with the language, and show them the opportunities available to them. It will enhance their skills, and equip them for furthering their language skills.

Weekly drama workshops are delivered, consisting of a range of practical activities. This club generates an appreciation of culture & the arts. Students learn to trust their own & others’ ideas and abilities.  The workshops builds confidence & skills gained from taking part in the arts are inter-linked to skills needed in school, work & life.  Students will gain valuable skills in the Drama Club that will encourage them to join local Youth Theatres and support them within these groups.

The club intends to create it’s own play which will help bully-proof students during their transition to and their time at secondary school.  The School feels that bullying is an issue that regularly needs to be addressed in schools and it can be difficult to think of new ways to engage students’ enthusiasm & focus.

These anti-bullying drama workshops will teach students assertiveness & skills to deal with bullying situations while increasing their confidence & self-esteem.  The Government & community groups works closely with anti-bullying campaigns to improve both students’ and parents’ knowledge of the key issues surrounding the topic and ways of dealing with these. These workshops will develop students’ & parents’ knowledge & levels of resilience on anti-bullying matters that they may face in life – community groups, clubs & societies, theatre groups etc.

Members of the Clubs will read new authors and genres that they would not otherwise attempt. Members will grow in confidence and be able talk about books and debate their points in a self-assured manner with their peers. Pupils will be given a forum where they can give full vent to their enthusiasm for books and reading.  Those who perhaps feel alienated from their classmates will be able to forge friendships with likeminded pupils in other classes and other schools.  Reading & books will be given a higher profile.

Holy Trinity College 9-29 Chapel Street Cookstown / email: info@holytrinityc.cookstown.ni.sch.uk

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