After School Activities

We are very proud of the wonderful choice of After School Activities open to the children of St Comgall’s Primary School, run by a dedicated team of teachers and coaches.  We hope there is something for everyone. At St Comgall’s Primary school we believe in developing an extended curriculum outside of the classroom. We have introduced a lot of new clubs this year and now have many different clubs that children can join. They include Gaelic Football, Netball, Soccer, Art, French, Orchestra, Traditional Group, Drama, Basic Ball Skills, and Cookery, Eco-schools, Choir and Cycling Proficiency.

Clubs are run each term for a period of 8 weeks in term 1 and 2 and 6 weeks in term 3. Application forms for each club are given to the children each term. Some of the clubs offered have limited spaces. The after schools co-ordinator sets a criteria for clubs that are oversubscribed.

Daily attendance registers indicate the amount of children who attend these clubs.  If, for any reason a child cannot attend a session, it is important that the teacher leading the club is made aware. This is to ensure the safety and whereabouts of the children at all times. If this is known in advance that a child cannot attend or there is a change in pick-up details, please inform the club leader. Any children with permission to walk home from a club must return a signed permission slip during the registration of a club. New clubs are being added all the time, so check regularly to make sure you aren’t missing out.

Drama

After school Drama / Choral Speaking

Our after school club is designed to help encourage our children to express themselves through drama and enjoy an after school activity which is creative and fun. The workshops focus on using the children’s imaginations, developing listening and concentration skills, storytelling and improvisation . Our club helps children build their confidence and work towards a small finished outcome to be performed at whole school events, assemblies or nearby festivals. However, the most important aspect of our club is having FUN!

 

What happens at Drama Club?

We play drama games and learn how to use different dramatic conventions including improvisation, mime, hot seating, thought tracking and many more to help us speak confidently,  become an interesting character and much, much more. Each week will have a theme, which will be structured to the abilities of the group.

 

What happens at Choral Speaking?

We work as a team to interpret poetry together and make each poets story come alive! Individual children will have different roles and responsibilities. The most important tool needed is voice. Together, the team will arrange the finished piece and add little movements and actions to add animation to the recitation.

We have visited Ballymena festival for the last two years and the 2014 group of Primary 4 -7 children were successfully awarded with a Distinction.

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