Physical Education and the use of sport to develop moral character is very important to our College. Our excellent facilities, added to those which are available to us locally through Greenvale Leisure Centre and Meadowbank Sports Arena mean that we have the opportunity to develop many sports.
Sports offered currently include:
|Athletics||Dance Class||Netball||Table Tennis|
Participation in After School Sports is strongly encouraged. A large percentage of our pupils get the opportunity to play in a team by attending weekly training sessions. School teams are entered into competitions where possible.
Our PE staff have established links with coaching bodies for all major sports and representatives of these bodies assist with some Extra Curricular Sport.
|Athletics, indoor and outdoor||Integrated Schools Netball|
|NEBSSA Golf Tournament||Rugby competitions|
|Hockey Tournaments||Soccer Leagues|
|Inter Schools' Cross Country||Squash Blitz|
|Integrated Schools Gaelic|
Students in Year 11 and Year 13 each get an opportunity to have a placement in an employment situation of their choice. This helps them to focus their thinking on possible future careers.
Music and Culture
At Sperrin, Music is promoted as something with intrinsic value, and as a way of broadening the pupils’ cultural experience. As a result our choir is very active and the school organises tuition in singing, clarinet, flute, percussion, drums, electric and acoustic guitar, Traditional Irish music and piano.
Clubs and Societies – Sperrin Independent Learners Awards (SILA)
Pupils have the opportunity to take part in a wide range of extra-curricular activities at Sperrin. These clubs run all year round and pupils have an opportunity to receive an award known as SILA – Sperrin Independent Learner Award. There are several different levels of award so pupils can progress their skills and talents. Clubs include Choir, Duke of Edinburgh, Folk Group, ICT Club.
In order to enhance learning, the College provides pupils with a wealth of opportunities to learn and achieve beyond the classroom. Many of our pupils participate in these extra-curricular activities. These include:
|6th Form History Trip to Poland||House Competitions|
|Art and Feis competition participation||Nerve Centre Links|
|Break and Lunch Time Sports Club||Poetry Competition|
|Computer Club||Public Speaking Competitions|
|Drama Club||Pupils' Council|
|Educational Trips||Subject based workshops|
|Film and Media Competitions||Story Writing Competitions|
|French/History trip to Normandy and Paris||Theatre Visits|
|Foyle Film Festival||Whole School Sponsored Walk|
|Homework Club||Young Enterprise|
Currently we are planning for:
- School Production Autumn 2015
- Ski Trip for Year 9/10 February 2016
- Sixth Form Habitat for Humanity Overseas Project June 2016
Unique Artistic Opportunities
Art, Drama, Moving Image Arts and Graphic Design (BTEC) are now well established both within and outside the curriculum especially at Sixth Form level where Sperrin delivers Moving Image Arts to the partner schools.
As part of our ongoing work with our pupils, raising awareness for the needs of others both in our community and beyond is very important. We encourage our pupils to be active in charitable organisations and fund raising activities. Our pupils contribute to, and have fund-raised for:
|Action Cancer||Macmillan Cancer Care|
|Blytheswood Shoebox Appeal||Marie Curie Cancer Care|
|British Deaf Association||MENCAP|
|Christian Aid||St Vincent de Paul Christmas Hamper Appeal|
|Clic Sargent Cancer Appeal||The Salvation Army Christmas Hamper Appeal|
|Habitat for Humanity||The Salvation Army Christmas Hamper Appeal|
Habitat for Humanity
In June 2014 20 students, staff and governors travelled to Romania to work on upgrading homes for orphan children. We plan to return or visit a new project in 2016.