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Castledawson Primary School

Extra-Curricular Activities



Castledawson Primary School offers a wide variety of sporting activities both during and after school. The children have experience of the following sports  - Gymnastics, Hockey, Netball, Karate, Football, Swimming and Rugby. Swimming is available for the whole year in Greenvale Leisure Centre for P4 - 7.

As a school encouraging healthy lifestyles we have regular links without local clubs as coaches such as Moyola Golf Club and Moyola Football Club as well as Meadowbank. We take part in Fit4Life and various sporting programmes and have  coaches from our local Sports Council visiting school to share their expertise. The children participate in many tournaments and competitions throughout the year.

We are fortunate to have the Boyne Row Pitch adjoining our school which is used for many sporting events (our own annual Football Tournament) as well as our after school sports and PE. We also have a PE Hall and each class has 2 physical education lessons per week. P6/ 7 children also have the opportunity to take part in the National Cycling Proficiency scheme.


Music & Drama

While every child has the opportunity to participate in music lessons in class, there are a number of activities above and beyond that. 

Year 4 - 7 children have the opportunity to learn a String or Wind Instrument through the Music Peripatetic Service that comes into school weekly. Many of our children perform at school events and also are entered for Associate Board examinations. 

We also have an outside tutor from the Music Studio, Moneymore, coming into school weekly to offer guitar and piano lessons for individuals. We hope to host a Music Competition in our school for local primary schools where children can come and perform in song or piano. 

We also have a variety of musical after school clubs e.g. Choir, Fun With Drums which you can access in the After School Club area of this website. 

We encourage our children to perform in assemblies and Open Assemblies where we can share with our parents. Children also participate in school events e.g. Annual Carol Service, Christmas Concerts as well as our Spring Concert.

We have a very enthusiastic choir which practice weekly and they perform at many school and community events. They sang at Tesco, Meadowlane Shopping Centre, local care homes and our local churches. The choir participates in Ballymena Music Festival and secured a second place. Our choir also experienced success in reaching the next stage of heats for the BBC Radio Ulster School Choir of the Year competition and their performance was aired on Radio. The choir have also participated in a cultural festival in Derry as well as performing with the African Children's Choir and Peace Proms.

Many of our pupils took to the stage for the verse speaking category at Ballymena festival aswell as the Road Safety Public Speaking Competition.