In Bangor Central we are proud of the wide range of extracurricular activities we offer. Most of these are run by our staff but we also welcome visiting organisations to the school to enhance what we provide.
Check out just some of the activities which will be going on this term!
At Coding Club we have been learning about what coding is and just how much fun it can be!
In these photos you can see us exploring a great coding resource called ‘Scratch’. We are certain that we have a few future millionaires in the making with such super coding skills already developing!
There is never a dull moment in lunchtime Eco Club. Whether we are patrolling the playground with our litterpickers, digging planters, or finding beautiful bugs, we have many wonderful opportunities to learn in our outdoor environment.
Choir comprises of children from Years 6 & 7 and has evolved into a singing/music club. It is a non-selective group so any child interested in singing or music may participate.
Each week we begin our session by sharing our ‘song of the week’. We share a piece of music, from any genre, that we have enjoyed listening to throughout the week. We have heard an eclectic mix of music tastes from sea shanties and lyrical ballads to heavy metal! Next, we have a sing-along which has already featured some Christmas tunes! There are lots of opportunities for actions and a little bit of dancing too!
We have been exploring different types of music and are working our way through the BBC Ten Pieces series. We hear about the background of the composer, listen for specific instruments and complete activities which involve performing, conducting and composing our own music.
We have lots more songs to learn and plans to explore composition using the music app GarageBand on iPads. Music Club is a lovely way to end a Monday afternoon and makes a positive and relaxing start to the rest of the week!
Our boys' after school football club takes place on Thursday afternoons at Bangor Aurora Leisure Centre. The boys carry out some training drills before finishing each week with their favourite thing, a match.
The team play in numerous indoor and outdoor competitions throughout the year, including the North Down Primary Schools' League and Priory Integrated Cup. Our new kit is worn with pride by the boys who represent the football team.
Outdoor Classroom Club embrace the outdoors so come each week equipped for any weather with coats and wellies to stay safe and warm! We complete a different activity each week, ranging from making crafts with natural resources, creating dens in teams and going for walks to explore Castle Park!
Art Club's first task last year was to design and decorate our school reindeer as part of a competition run by our local shopping centre, Bloomfields. Shoppers were encouraged to vote for their favourite reindeer by donating - money raised went to NSPCC and One Great Day.
The children came up with super designs and then picked their favourite bits from each design to create our very joyful 'Rockin' Reindeer'!