The youth club runs five nights each week and boasts perhaps the largest number of members of any NEELB youth club.
A large number of activities is available to the members, including special interest sections in craftwork, drama and photography. Discussion groups are also part of the programme. The provision includes a coffee bar and a computer suite.
Other activities available to members include outdoor pursuits, senior member training, social weekends, residentials, visits to other clubs and an opportunity to become involved in a range of projects which highlight the issues most important to young people today. Members are also encouraged to involve themselves as far as possible in the running of the club.
Opening times and age bands:
Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm Primary 6 - Year 9
Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm Year 8 - Year 12
Thursday 6:30-9:30pm 14 - 17 year olds
Friday 7:00-10:00pm Year 8 - Year 12
Saturday 6:30-9:00pm Primary 6 -Year 8
For more info visit: www.parkhallyouthclub.co.uk
A summer scheme currently runs for members and non-members during the month of July.
Parkhall Integrated College Mission Statement
“The school’s excellent links with the wider community, including the provision for adult classes within the school, the tangible support from local businesses, and work with agencies to enhance formal and non-formal learning, are key strengths of the school” ETI Report 2012
For many years the college has hosted a wide range of community groups including the Camera Club, Parkhall Bowling Club, Art Club, Antrim Choral Society, Angling Club, Antrim Macmillan Fundraising Committee and the Northern Ireland Flower Arranging Society amongst others. These groups have been housed in both the junior and senior schools in the past and are now enjoying the new school facilities.
The indoor sporting facilities including the sports hall, with its cricket practice nets, and the fitness suite continue to be very popular with a range of local sports clubs and this has been supplemented by the floodlit AstroTurf pitch, which is currently being used by hockey and football teams.
Following the closure of the local NRC campus, the adult education community provision has been hosted in the college, offering courses in GCSE English and Maths, ICT courses, word-processing , ESOL courses and Essential Skills
in English and Maths and counselling courses. In addition to these courses, the Extended Schools Programme has also allowed courses in cooking, fitness training, salsa dancing and ICT to take place.
The college also enjoys good relationships with a range of local businesses through the rewards programme and the work experience programme.