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 pupilâ€™s self-esteem, confidence and help build relationships in a fun and engaging learning environment.
Some of the teaching staff are taking on the challenge of completing 5K a day for 25 consecutive days in February. They are completing this challenge as part of COOL FM’s charity event for Cash for Kids.
Our Sixth form students attended the PSNI Roadsafe Roadshow which was a hard hitting look into the dangers of driving recklessly or driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol. Our students were taken through the reality of an actual road traffic accident from 2017 which proved fatal for one passenger and life changing for the driver who has to live with the consequences of driving recklessly. This was extremely useful given the statistics which show that young drivers are responsible for most deaths on the road.
The session involved the first responder PSNI traffic officer, the paramedic who arrived on the scene and a member of the Fire Service who was required to provide support at the horrific accident.
The Roadshow dealt with the reality of a road traffic collision: real trauma; real pain; and the real consequences of making the wrong decision behind the wheel of a car.
The Roadshow showed the impact on health, career now or in the future, insurance, family, friends and the community.
We urge all our students and school community to make the right choices as drivers and as passengers. Stay Safe!
Well, this trip was an exhilarating experience with some cherished memories. The hotel was beautiful with fantastic facilities (including a swimming pool). The resort was also lovely and the scenery was breathtaking.
Every day the pupils got an early morning wake up call, which they all appreciated! Breakfast was at 8:00am every morning and everyone were on the buses by 9:15: – 9:30am. We were at the ski school ready for action by 10:00am, and we were off with our ski instructor to do some serious ski-ing. There were some show offs in the groups but believe you me they did fall at some stage – especially Mr Gault!
We had a break for coffee or delicious hot chocolate at about 12pm, and we also had this time to get to know our ski instructors a bit better! Then we had more time to ski until lunch. After lunch we had another lesson from 1:00-3:00pm and after that we went back to the hotel. Apres-ski was time for swimming, chilling out etc. We also had a couple of afternoons to do some souvenir shopping or buying presents to take home.
Every night was time for socialising – each evening had something organised, for example quiz, ringos, bowling, karaoke – we definitely have some pupils and teachers who would be successful on The X-Factor.
As a whole the ski trip was fantastic, but there are some tired faces this week. Everyone was well behaved and seemed to have a good time.
Our School Choir have had a busy week. On Monday morning we were carol singing for shoppers at Tesco, Northcott and on Wednesday we hosted a festive coffee morning event for parents and friends. This was a lovely relaxing morning to enjoy mince pies and shortbread and join our choir in a selection of Christmas carols and songs. The choir would like to wish you all a very Happy Christmas.
Friday the 15th of December our Sixth Form pupils and staff took part in a Christmas Jumper Day for Save the Children. So far £140.50 has been raised with more to be counted. Check out the school Facebook page on Monday for the winner jumpers from staff and pupils.
Our Year 10 students had a great day today learning about Engineering and guided though a range of fun activities by Tara and Ken from Arup. The students had a great time planning and building bridges and learned lots from the experience. Well done guys!