EXTENDED SCHOOLS

Extra Curricular

Greenpower

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!  This exciting activity develops skills such as teamwork, communication and listening alongside working to specifications and deadlines.

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Business Club

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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Clay Club

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 will have met an artist- Sharon Regan, learnt how she set up her business, observed her processes and creat a piece of art work based on the work of the Artist Sharon Regan to be displayed in the school foyer.

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Irish Club

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.

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Textile Club

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.

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Fashion Club – Junk Kouture

The club runs annually due to our success in previous Junk Kouture competitions, we had a large uptake of pupils wanting to participate in the extended school Junk Kouture fashion club. We had 17 finished Fashion entries for the Junk Kouture 2018 competition and 10 of these got through to the Ulster Regional Final.   We represented the largest school of finalists in the Ulster Regional Final. This was a great achievement when there were over 5,000 entries from all over Ireland in this year’s competition.   The weekly after school workshops allows for pupils to develop skills, knowledge and understanding of working practices with links to local professionals in fashion. Pupils will work towards producing innovative fashion designs using waste materials to enter Junk-Kouture competition 2019.  An excellent opportunity for pupils to engage with their creative side

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Drama Club

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 skills gained through a Drama Club will give students necessary life skills, such as increased confidence & communication skills, which they can bring to future interviews & job roles. 

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.

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ICT Club

There is a huge skills shortage in N. Ireland for skilled coders, according to http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-17159422 the need for education to meet the demands of business is highlighted, along with this money is being invested to promote STEM.  Holy Trinity have already embraced this through purchasing of Raspberry Pi’s and Microbits; developing courses to introduce their use to students.  There is a need to run a course to fully implement and test the courses produced and further develop them.   Pupils involved with this club will have the opportunity to work through a programme of activities that will introduce them to Python coding and use of the Microbits.  The course will introduce the participants to the wide range of features of the Raspberry Pi and Microbit and allow them to develop their use for their own activities for example as a multimedia system

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Bookworm and Early Bird

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.

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

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