Extra Curricular

Extra-Curricular Activities

At Ysgol Glan Clwyd we believe in creating opportunities beyond the curriculum set by the government.

Whilst we are proud of our examination results, we know that those alone do not make for a well-rounded person; we are committed to developing the whole child.

Extra-Curricular Provision aims to:

  • encourage a pride in being part of Ysgol Glan Clwyd;
  • develop friendships across the school community and support children to build a circle of peers who share a common interest/hobby/goal;
  • promote a healthy balance between school and life
  • complement and extend the statutory curriculum by providing opportunities to develop new skills which could offer an insight into possible career choices or life-time hobbies;
  • offer a balanced and relevant selection of activities.

Here is a taste of our extra-curricular activities offered at the school during the year

School Clubs

  • Reading Club in the John Glyn Centre every Friday lunchtime, open to all pupils
  • Board Game Club run by the Maths Department every Thursday lunchtime, open to all pupils
  • Mathematic Games and Puzzles Clun every Tuesday lunchtime, open to Yr7 to 9 clubs
  • Drama Club every Friday lunchtime for Yr 7. Pupils
  • Physic Olympians Club every Tuesday for Yr 11 pupils

Expressive Arts

The Expressive Arts Faculty (Music, Drama and performance) provide a number of musical and performance activities. There are many opportunities to take part in concerts, performances and musical/drama events during the year.

Urdd/National Eisteddfod

The school has a fantastic track record at a National level at the Urdd Eisteddfod and the National Eisteddfod. Pupils are encouraged to take part. Keep an eye out in the Datganaid for information every year regarding competitions.

WRU School Hub Rugby Officer

The school together with the Welsh Rugby Union employs a Rugby Officer, Mr Joe Simpson. The programme facilitates the engagement of more pupils, more often, with more enjoyment and more success both within the school environment and by linking with local clubs, not only helping the health of Welsh rugby, but the health of the nation.

5x60 Programme

The 5x60 programme gives pupils the opportunity to say which sports they would like to take part in, whether it’s dodgeball, cheerleading, netball or another activity. Our 5x60 officer Mr Aled Williams can liaise with pupils to find out which activities they are interested in and, if possible, arrange a timetable to give the pupils’ the opportunity to take part in the activity they have chosen.

School Sports teams

There are ample opportunities to enjoy sport at a competitive level within our school teams. Pupils should discuss these opportunities further with the P.E Staff.

The area of Extra-Curricular activities will continue to grow and hopefully with your support and encouragement our students will share many happy memories, learn new skills and grow into interested and interesting people.