Extra-Curricular Activities

At Glengormley High School we are committed to providing a range of extra-curricular activities which benefit our pupils, academically and personally, in a number of ways. Engaging in extra-curricular activities is proven to help boost the academic performance of pupils as well as helping develop pupil’s self-esteem, confidence and help build relationships in a fun and engaging learning environment.




Year 8-10 Girls Hockey

Year 10 Boys Football

Science Shack (15:00 – 15:45)

Bookworm Buddies Reading Club



Adrenaline (Late Lunch)

Year 8-10 Girls Cheerleading





Technology Club

Eco Club


Year 8 Rugby

Year 9 Rugby

Year 8-14 Girls Football




Cookery Club

Physical Training (after School)

Year 9 Boys Football

Taekwondo (evening)

Homework Club

Year 8 Boys Football

Year 8 Girls Football


Other Extra- Curricular Activities

ICT suites open daily after school

Games club open daily

Careers Advice

Duke of Edinburgh

Business Training

African school links programme

DVD Club

Grow Your Own Show – Extended Schools Event

Swimming star of the future? Let’s cheer her on.

Lois McGrath in Year 8 is an up and coming swimming star, next week she is taking part in the Ulster Secondary Swimming Championships at the Aurora Leisure Centre in Bangor.  She is pictured here with Mr Office our Head of PE and a former Ulster Swimmer.  #ghssportstars

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Daina’s back on winning form in Judo

Daina Cardwell has recently competed in the Swords Judo Championships and won silver, over three bouts, at the weekend. Daina has re-embarked on her Judo pursuits after having focussed on wrestling in recent years.  #ghssportstars

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At Glengormley High we love sports! We operate a wide range of extra-curricular sports teams and our pupils compete at local, regional and national level.

You can keep up to date with our sports teams and individual sporting superstars in the posts below.

Congratulations to our Champion Kickboxers

Three Glengormley HS students have recently returned from World Kick Boxing Championships held in Killarney with 2 Gold medals, a Silver and a Bronze!   Year 11 student Ella Cassells was crowned World Champion in the 55kg Full Contact competition,  Leia Cassells  won Gold in the 60kg+ Light Contact competition and Silver in the 60kg Full contact event.  Katie Scott won Bronze in the 55kg category.


Slimy Fun at the Science Shack

On Monday the 11th of September Science Shack opened it's doors to budding scientists for this first time this year.  The pupils from Year 8 to Year 10 created slime, made it nice and colourful, made loads of mess, and generally had a great time. 


Fuzzy Slime Fun at the Science Shack

This week in the Science Shack Mr Gault and his team of apprentice scientists continued to explore slime – this time the slime was not just slimy but it was fuzzy!

Year 13 Student wins Gold!!!

Daina has won the Tryst Championships. She competed in three individual bouts against girls of similar age and weight

to win Gold during Friday’s (22nd September) event in Scotland.

We would like to congratulate Daina on this fantastic achievement.

Duke of Edinburgh

Glengormley High School provides students with the opportunity to take part in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. This Extra-Curricular programme allows students to experience a variety of new skills and challenge themselves in an outdoor setting.
Glengormley High School is also very proud to be one of the only schools in Northern Ireland to offer participants the chance to complete the Expedition section of the award by canoe as well as hillwalking creating a unique experience.


Bronze – for those aged 14+ years




3 months


3 months


3 months


2 days/1 night









You also have to do 3 more months in one of the Volunteering, Physical or Skills sections.

Silver – for those aged 15+ years




6 months


3 or 6 months


3 or 6 months


2 days/1 night









One section of Physical and Skills must be for 6 months and the other section for 3 months
If you didn’t do Bronze, you must undertake a further 6 months in either the Volunteering or the longer of the Physical or Skills sections.