The sun shone for Queen Margaret's 1st Olympic Games- the culmination of a week of hard work (and fun)!
All S1 and S2 pupils in QMA took part in a series of specially designed Olympic challenges.
Pupils were split up into twenty teams - representing one Olympic nation. They were competing against each other throughout the entire week.
The purpose of the week was to learn about the Olympics, it’s ethos & the countries represented. The Procession of Nations kick started the day's events, with each nation illustrating their specially designed flag and national costume.
After the official procession and torch lighting the sporting activities began. A full list of winners can be found on the QMA mini Olympic site.
Never to be outdone, the teaching staff also represented their Nation, displaying their 'athletic abilities' in the sack race, egg and spoon race and three legged race.
The points were tallied from a combination of academic, artistic and sporting tasks.
Japan won 'The Bid', however, there could only be one overall winner- Djibouti!
More information and all the pics from the week can be found by following the link on our home page to the mini olympics site.
A new award has been created by the Bishops of Scotland to mark, in a lasting way, the visit of Pope Benedict XVI to Scotland. The title it has been given is the Caritas Award. Caritas is the Latin word for Love. Pupils who worked towards the award were encouraged to live out their Faith and show Love to others in both their school and parish communities. At least 20 hours of service for both school and parish were then recorded. The pupil also had to spend time in prayerful reflection and to produce a final submission of what the experience has meant to them and their school or parish communities. Rebecca Gowans of S6 has achieved this award and will attend a National Awards Ceremony in the Clyde Auditorium on Saturday 2 June. Well done Rebecca.
Congratulations to Conor McAdam S3, who was nominated for the ‘Youth Athlete Award 2012’ by Kirsty McKay our Active Sports Co-Ordinator. He has been selected as a finalist and is now invited to attend the Charity Ball on Sunday 26th of May in the Princess Royal Suite, Ayr Racecourse, where the winner will be announced. We wish Connor the very best of luck.
Congratulations to Ciera Campbell and Melissa Jaimeson of S2 who were picked to play with the West District Rugby squad. The girls played an East V West Tournament on Saturday 28th April winning 70: 10.
Queen Margaret Academy girls continue to take the rugby scene by storm- on Sunday 6th May 15 girls travelled to Scotstoun Stadium to take part in the highly prestigious Emirate 7’s rugby festival, fighting for a place in the national finals, which will be held at Murrayfield Sunday 3rd June.
More Rugby News can be found in the Pupils' Clubs and Activities section.
The Art Department is delighted to announce that it has two winners at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival poster competition! There were over 3,000 entries but Katie McGuire and Darren McLatchie in S1 SLC have been shortlisted and will have their work displayed at an Art exhibition at the Fringe Festival this summer. The exhibition will run from 28th May – 31 August at The Museum of Childhood on the Royal Mile. So if you are across in the capital this summer please go along and see their work on display. Well done to Katie and Darren. Below are photographs of the winning designs!
QMA 4-1 Carrick Academy
Congratulations to our boys for last night’s cup success! Second half goals from Scott Cairns, Rory Tait, Aidan Keegan and Kyle Campbell secured a well deserved victory over our Maybole neighbours. Also, a big thank you to those who came along to support the team, you helped to make the evening a very special occasion.
It is with a real mix of emotions that Queen Margaret Academy bids farewell to S6. We are delighted that they are now moving on to the next exciting phase of their lives but are sad to lose a hard working and talented year group.
Six years of hard work, academic success, commitment to charity work, teamwork and friendship exemplify this current S6. They should feel a great sense of pride in their achievements and contribution to the life and ethos of the school.
The Senior Management Team and staff of Queen Margaret Academy wish them every success in the future. We will miss them but look forward to hearing of their continued achievements in the years to come!