Staff & Pupils' Ice Bucket Challenge
S1 & S4 Photographs
S1 and S4 will have their photographs taken on Monday at the times stated below. A text message will be sent to parents this afternoon to remind them also.
English Pantomime - Ayr Gaiety
The S1/S2 Panto Trip will take place on the afternoon of Wednesday 3rd December. The cost is £13 and pupils should make a payment to their English teacher asap.
This year’s Panto is Baeuty & the Beast and is full of music, magic and mayhem, special effects, breathtaking
sets, loads of laughs and lavish costumes. This magical pantomime tells the story of Beauty, the beautiful daughter of the town inventor Professor Crackpot. She longs for romance and adventure, but little does she realise they will come when she becomes the prisoner of a monstrous Beast in return for her father’s freedom. The Beast (really a Prince) must learn to love and be loved – only then will he regain his true form and live – yes you’ve guessed it – happily ever after! Will our heroine find true love? Will good overcome evil? Will the housekeeper Dame ever find time to do any housework? All will be revealed in this sensational and magical pantomime at the Gaiety Theatre. The perfect festive treat for all the family!
The cast includes Katrina Bryan from CBeebies who will be playing Beauty.
Michael Courtney: Funny French Franc
Katrina Bryan: Beauty
Chris Taylor: Jean- Claude Van Dumb
Fraser Boyle: Dame Dottie Dolittle
Elizabeth Atkinson: Fairy Kindheart
Colin Ferguson: Professor Crackpot
Liam Webster: Prince Phillipe
The following pupils will be attending a national schools debate on the independence referendum on Thursday
11 September. The debate is being recorded at the Hydro Arena, and you will be able to watch it on BBC One that
Pupils will leave QMA at 10.25am and will not return until 7pm.
Anderson, Beth Barnes, Jennifer Brennan, Paige Campbell, Rachel Clark, Erin Connoly, Paige Donoghue, Patrick Doran, Katie Downie, Dominic Eadie, Natalie Edgar, Joseph Farrell, Robert Gowans, Matthew Gray, Jeffrey Gregory, Aaron Hainey, Sarah Harrigan, Lucy Hiley, Lakeisha Jackson, Conor Jamieson, Melissa Johnston, Mairi Kelly, Ryan Kernachan, Demi-Louise
Lyons, Megan MacCrae, Alisdair Mackie, Marcy
Malone, Amy McCurdie, Declan McHugh, Niall McPike, Jack
O'Neil, Caitlin Page, Niamh Paxton, Thomas
Roberts, Katie Ross, Gemma Shaw, Joseph
Wright, Kane Shaw, Thomas
On Tuesday 9th the following pupils will be out of school from S2 to attend a ceremony at the Royal Society in
Edinburgh to collect their prize from the institute of Physics:
Buddies- S1 & S6
Whole School News
The Eco-Club used vegetables grown in the garden to put on a lunch for the Eco-club and Eco elective. The Eco-club have been working with Home Economics to grow vegetables and spices as well as using waste from HE lessons for composting. Food and the Environment is an important part of keeping Queen Margaret Academy a Green Flag school and growing our own food will be one of our targets for next year.
It has been arranged for S1 and S3 to receive training in emergency life support skills. This will take place next month.
Heartstart - Transition
Rebecca Brodie, Stacey Ewing and Kayleigh Dunlop visited Saint John’s Primary on Thursday the 23rd to train 20 P6 in emergency life support skills; it was a complete success, and the girls made a great impression on both
pupils and staff!
Ayr Twin Town Competition
We are delighted to say that Ayse’s Cirik’s entry for the Ayr Town Twinning Logo Competition came 2nd.
Ayse created a logo that, if she were to win, would have been promoted on entering Ayr on the ‘welcome to Ayr -twinned with St Germain en Laye’ town sign and also in St Germain en Laye on their town sign. It was a great entry which amalgamated the historical and cultural links of the logos of each town.
Thanks to all staff for allowing the maths department to use their classrooms during the recent South Ayrshire RBS Challenge. Congratulations to Miss MacColl on running such a successful event in which QMA
beat off stiff opposition from the other South Ayrshire secondary schools and Wellington to be awarded joint winners with Girvan Academy. Finally congratulations to the successful team of S3 pupils Elena Nowasad, Josh
Gouck, Reece Javk, Sean Morrison, James Abbott and Liam McLeod.
On Friday Miss Phillips and pupils of Queen Margaret Academy played at the annual Chas Deputes Conference. The conference welcomes Depute Head teachers from all over Scotland to listen to speakers discuss Leadership in Catholic secondary schools.
The speakers at this year’s Conference were Maureen McKenna, Executive
Director of Education, Glasgow, Michael McGrath of SCES and Monsignor Mike
Regan, Administrator, St Mary’s Cathedral, Edinburgh. It was a high profile event, and the pupils involved-
Colette McGinley, Sean Morrison, James Miller and Andrew Morrison - did the school proud!
Frankie and Benny Challenge
The ever popular enterprising business link the ‘Frankie and Benny challenge’ is now underway in Queen Margaret Academy. The business link was started by Mrs Douglas in the Home Economics department and this is challenge number 6. S2 pupils are planning and cooking u creative pizza and pasta dishes in the hope that they will win the competition and have their dish put on the menu in the local restaurant. 2p4 are carrying out market research next week around the school so taste buds will tingle.
S1 Healthy Eating
A number of pupils were selected to represent the school on
Wednesday 2nd October at the Ayrshire Schools Cross Country Championships in
Irvine. A number of pupils achieved high individual rankings. Special praise goes to S2 boys whose team efforts ensured 3rd place. A full results round up can be found in the extra curricular section.
Those involved were:
Respect Me Training
Peer Education Training
This week a number of pupils participated in Peer Education training at Carrick Academy. The Peer Education programme is a citizenship project where Senior pupils are able to demonstrate Leadership and Service provision and the delivery of Health & Well Being.
QMA & developing Wider Skills and Knowledge
Craig Graham (S6) volunteering for the fly through of a patient
journey from A&E admission to discharge through community care.
Find out about the wide range of Extra Curricular activities we offer in the Clubs and Activities section
S3 Substance Abuse Awareness Day
Each year QMA is joined by Alex Kelly, from the Carrick Crime prevention Panel and
a number of partner agencies to educate S3 pupils about the dangers of substance
abuse and other dangers they may face as part of being a teenager in today’s society. Transport Police highlighted and discussed the dangers of trespassing on railway line, detailing some of the tragedies they have had to investigate in an emotional and graphic, but highly sensitive way. Women’s Aid , the Fire Service and Community Police had a huge input, encouraging pupils to discuss issues they may have been involved in, or may face, and suggesting strategies to help them deal with the pressures of growing up. Peer Educators from Carrick Academy presented workshops on “Positive Attitudes to Alcohol”; it must have been an intimidating prospect for these S6 pupils from Carrick Academy to present to our S3’s but they did a fabulous job! Previously this week our own S6 pupils participated in a similar project at Carrick.
The day was a huge success, with pupils enjoying the breadth of topics covered and the number of things they learned.
A huge thanks goes to Alex and all Partner Agencies who supported them.
Music At Dobbies
Queen Margaret Academy’s new Ceilidh Band played at Dobbies on Thursday Evening between 6 and 8pm to support Dobbies Charity Christmas Launch. Many thanks to those who came along be entertained!
The pupils were fantastic as always and were a credit to QMA. The manager of Dobbies was very impressed.
Chemistry Practical Assessment
Who says learning isn’t fun! The Faculty of Science is well underway in the inclusion of Active
Learning in all National Courses. These pupils are sitting their National 5 Practical Assessments in Experimenting and Measuring.
The Brass Band play “Lord of the Dance”
The Prize giving Ceremony took place on Thursday. It was a lovely evening
which showcased the many talented pupils we have and their achievements throughout the year.
Our guest speaker, Lord Matthews, was truly impressed by our pupils and the parental and staff support that was evident on the night.
A full list of prize winners can be viewed below.
Last week the S6 Prom took place in Turnberry Hotel. It was a spectacular setting for a fabulous evening. As always the girls looked stunning in their gowns- but the boys fair scrubbed up well too. The meal was first class and was followed by an evening of music and dancing.
Pictures can be viewed at :
'Photography by Air Image www.airimage.co.uk'
All the photos are on the website at www.airimage.co.ukand a selection of those shots
are also on the Air Image Facebook at www.facebook.com/airimagephoto
Reasons to be proud of Queenie!
A huge well done to Lleona McLean in S3 (new).
She had all her cut off to support Cancer Research and her
gran. She raised £170 and the hair will be donated to make wigs for those undergoing chemotherapy.
Alton Towers Trip
Pupils will board coaches at 1.45am Tuesday 25th June
Coaches depart QMA 2.00am Tuesday 25th June
Coaches return to QMA 11.30pm Tuesday 25th June
Please note that there will be no transport from school to home for pupils and that parents should arrive in good time to collect their child from the school.
Mary’s Meals – Backpack Appeal
Our project began by looking at pupil experiences within Curriculum for Excellence and at how we could give our pupils a deeper understanding and lasting impression on how important it is to care for others less fortunate.
Marys Meals provides meals to chronically hungry children in a place of learning. In this way the hungry child is attracted to the classroom where they can gain a better future for themselves and their community.
Alongside providing the children with a daily meal, Marys Meals has currently provided 340,000 backpacks to children in Africa. A simple backpack with educational materials can be a lifeline to these children as studies show that an education is the best way a chronically poor child can escape poverty in later life.
As a school community we decided to support the backpack appeal and we have collected 96 bags full of all the essential materials. Efforts were made by pupils, staff and the parishioners of St Paul’s.
Jordi Sergio S3 donated £30, this money was raised by giving up his lunch and putting the money in a Marys Meals box. He also donated a backpack full of items. Jordi was very touched by the video Child 31 and this urged him to become more involved.
Jordi said “I got involved because I wanted to help children my age who had less luxuries than me.”
Colette McGinley Head Girl liaised with St Paul’s where a huge amount of bags and items for the bags were donated. The generosity of the people was overwhelming and the school wish to thank them for being so kind to
Colette “It was fulfilling and gave me satisfaction to know that I was helping others and making a difference.”
Mr Collins, our school technician decided not to receive birthday presents and asked his family and friends to donate backpacks instead. Once again the backpacks were flowing into the RE department.
Ms McGhie, PT English got her family and friends involved and spurred on some of her classes to support the cause and donated lots of full bags.
These are only a few examples of great love, kindness, and generosity shown by our community to those less fortunate in our world, many others could be mentioned. The 96 bags collected are now on their way to Malawi
and thanks go to everyone who was involved and made a difference to Marys Meals.
Mrs Irene McIntosh,
Queen Margaret Academy.
Music Summer Concert
The Music Department Summer Concert took place on Wednesday 19thJune. A variety of music was performed by a number of choirs and ensembles including Woodwind Ensemble, Wind Band, Samba Band, String Orchestra, Jazz Band and Orchestra. All pupils performed extremely well. It was a lovely event to round off a very busy session for the Music Department. We send sincere thanks to everyone who contributed to the success of the concert and to parents for their on-going support.
We celebrated the life of Father Alan Wilson at his memorial mass in St Pauls
Church on Thursday 20th June. Colette McGinley, Head Girl, sang Eagles Wings as the Responsorial Psalm and Claire and Lucy Teenan sang the Gospel Acclamation. Thank you to pupils for participating in the mass and for your hard work and dedication while preparing for this special occasion.
A number of S1 and S2 pupils participated inthe annual Ardmay Trip.
Matheson Harper- Titchener
James R Miller
Devin Lee Tucker
More details to follow about their adventures!
P6 Maths Challenge
On Tuesday 18th June QMA invited the cluster Primary 6 classes to take part in the maths challenge, hosted by the maths department.
The pupils worked in teams to complete six mind boggling challenges and then a fast paced relay race that involved problems to tease their brains. The pupils had a fun filled morning followed by a surprise lunch time disco with the catering staff.
The P.E. department hosted the afternoon activities, which involved the Senior Sport Leaders coaching pupils in football, basketball and rounders. The day was a great success full of excitement and challenge.
More pictures availalbe in the media gallery.
On Thursday 20th June QMA hosted their annual RAF
day. This involved the RAF working with pupils in our new S3, completing various group tasks to develop their leadership skills. The pupils were pushed to their limits to discover different forms of communication to complete group activities effectively. The pupils had to continue to review situations and think of different ways they could improve on their communication skills to solve problems more efficiently and complete the task. The day was not only a great learning experience for the pupils but good fun as
The members of the Maths Department have recently visited all of our cluster primary schools to teach a lesson to P7 pupils. This has allowed staff to get to know some of the pupils before they start the school in August.
The department is looking forward to teaching the new S1 in August.
Badagry Fun Lunch
Big congratulations to S6 for organising a “fun lunch time” to raise money for Badagry.
The events included a bake sale, beat the goalie and soak the teacher event!
We would like to extend our gratitude to Mr Campbell, Mr McGuire, Mr McFadden, Mr Mann and Mr Flynn who were brave enough to put themselves in the stocks!
At Queen Margaret Academy we endeavour to ensure our pupils are fully supported. Over the last few months we have discussed study skills with S4,S5, and S6 in PSHE and in curricular areas and assemblies. Pupils have been encouraged to plan their studying with the use of a study timetable. They have been given time and support in class to enable them to do so. We will continue to discuss study skills and expectations for exam preparation through PSHE and assemblies.
Regular meetings with mentors have also been arranged so pupils can discuss their progress and any concerns they have.
Supported Study is available in the majority of subjects after school. A diet of Easter School sessions will be published shortly.
In recent weeks pupils have been issued with their Scottish Candidate Number Card. Pupils have been encouraged to access the SQA website and download the Exam Diet Timetable. It is essential that all pupils are aware of the dates of each exam and plans their studying accordingly. A personalised timetable will be issued to all pupils after Easter.
We would request that parents and guardians emphasise the importance of a study schedule and regular study to their child. Only four teaching weeks remain until exams begin. Our expectation would be that the majority of candidates should be studying every evening, with regular breaks. We would also consider that the Easter break would be a time to consolidate on learning and studying. Again, we suggest this is balanced with your child’s need for regular breaks and some relaxation time.
The final teaching day for S4 pupils will be Wednesday 24th April and for S5/6 Tuesday 7th May.
S4 return as the new s5 on Monday 3rd June. S5 return as the new S6 on Thursday 6th June
We thank all parents and guardians for their support in encouraging their child to achieve his/her fullest potential in the upcoming exams.
We have attached copies of the recent documentation issued to pupils from the SQA:
SQA EXAM TIMETABLE
Scottish Candidate Number card
SQA- Your Exams. This contains information regarding Appeals,what to do if you are ill during the exam diet, the date that results will be issued etc. A full booklet can be downloaded form www.mysqa.info or www.sqa.org.uk
Get Your Results Early- how to register for the email and texts results service (pupils will also receive a posted certificate if using this option).
The staff and pupils of Queen Margaret Academy wish you all a happy and successful year.
We are now entering one of the busiest terms for Senior pupils: The S4 reports will be issued shortly; Prelim results are being issued to S4 pupils; S5 will embark upon Prelims at the end of the month so are frantically revising; UCAS applications are being finalised, folio deadlines are due; supported study sessions are beginning to name but a few of the deadlines looming!
Pupils will be supported during this important (and sometimes stressful!) period. S4 and S5 pupils have been allocated mentors who will discuss study plans and keep pupils on track. “How to Study” lessons will also be a focus of PSHE and assemblies.
The Junior discos were a real success and a fabulous end to last term. The pupils looked fabulous and their behaviour was impeccable as they danced the night away in The Ark. Photos from the S3/4 Disco are available in the Media Gallery. S1/2 picture will be uploaded soon!
The s2 ghost story contest was a great success. Our pupils were asked to write their own ghost stories. A winner was chosen from each of the S2 classes with each one going forward to the final. Having chosen the five finalists, each pupil read their story to the entire year group and our very own QMA version of the Booker prize panel! Our judging panel was made up of Linda Fox, the Science technician, Laura Chidwick from Science, Andrew Campbell from Maths and Kennedy Pollock – one of the sixth years.
The overall winner was Briony Scott from Mrs O’Neill class for her fantastic story – “Forbidden Love” but all the contestants read very well. Congratulations to all the pupils who were shortlisted and many thanks to our judges.
Our S1/S2 teams were successful in beating Auchinleck Academy just before the end of term. Both teams played consistently well with accurate shooting skills from Goal Attacks and Goal Shooters. Players of the match were Mia Cullis and Niamh McHugh. Well done. Keep up the winning streak!
Congratulations to our U18 football team. The team achieved a well-deserved win over Carrick Academy. The final score was 2-0 with goals from Scott McLean and Callum Haymarch. Well done to all players involved and their coach Mr Mallon.
Whole school news
It is with great pride that we announce that two of our pupils, Callum Haymarch & Scott McLean (S4) have been chosen for the Scotland Select 16’s team. 24 boys were selected from 4000 after 3 trial games at Toryglen, Glasgow. This is a tremendous achievement and everyone at QMA wishes the two boys the very best in their future playing careers.
Whole School News
A group of s5/6 pupils attended the University of the West of Scotland on Wednesday for their Creative Industries Conference. This was an event run by the University so that pupils could see the facilities on offer, get a chance to work with university students in workshops and classes and get first-hand experience of what being a student is really like. The pupils were really enthusiastic about the workshops they were able to take part in and were impressed with the university. It is now hoped that the university and the school will be able to forge close links and work together in the future
School Christmas Discos
Please see below details of upcoming events.
S3/4 Christmas Disco, The Ark (Ayr Citadel), Tuesday 18th December – 7-10pm
S1/2 Christmas Disco, The Ark (Ayr Citadel), Wednesday 19th December – 7-10pm
Latest Football news
Well done to our boys for a fantastic performance against Kyle Academy; this resulted in a 3-0 win for the Queenie boys! Three second half goals from Scott McLean, Kyle Campbell and Declan Dunlop helped to see off our neighbours from across the river. It is worth mentioning that six of the boys in our squad normally compete at U16s level so well done to them for supporting the school so well.
Well done to our U13 boys who beat Belmont 2-0 last night.
The next match will be played on Monday 17th December against Belmont.
Aspiring Football Stars!
Congratulations to Callum Haymarch and Scott McLean of S4, who have been selected to play for the Scotland Select Under 16’s. There we3re 24 boys chosen form 4000, after 3 trials at Toryglen Regional football Centre, Glasgow.
Galloway Diocesan S5/6 Youth Forum
The Annual Galloway Diocese S5/6 Youth Forum took place in St Matthew’s Academy, Saltcoats on Thursday 22 November. It was attended by 14 pupils from S6 and 10 from S5 pupils from S5. QMA’s 24 pupils were joined by approximately 80 pupils from the other 3 secondary schools – St Matthew’s, St Joseph’s, Kilmarnock and St Joseph’s, Dumfries. The Theme of the day was: Celebrating the Second Vatican Council. The day began with an introduction in the main assembly hall. An Icebreaker session was led by Mr McGuire PT RE. Pupils were split up into 4 groups who then attended 4 different sessions. The day concluded with everyone coming together for a closing prayer service. All the pupils who went had an enjoyable and spiritual day.
Our S1/2 Netball Team recently travelled to Cumnock Academy. The standard of play was excellent. However, our first team lost by a narrow margin, but fought to the end. Happily, our second team won 4-3. Well Done! Players of the matches were – team 1 – Megan Jones, 1M1 and team 2- Ellie Gilligan1A2.
On Wednesday 12th December the English Department will be taking the majority of S1and 20 s2 pupils to the Gaiety Theatre to see Cinderella. Pupils will be out of school between periods 1- 5. We are sure that this will prove to be an enjoyable experience and a wonderful opportunity for our pupils to see a live performance.
Badagry Coffee Morning
St Paul’s, Ayr
Kaylee Dunlop and Rachael Hawkins organised a coffee morning on
Sunday after Mass to raise funds for Badagry. This was extremely
successful and raised £408. The School was very impressed by the work of the girls, supported by the parish community and everyone’s keen interest in the progress of the hospital and feeding station.
Thanks also to Mrs Barr (Geography)for her assistance.
The ladies who manage the tea shop after Mass have also agreed to donate weekly profits to Badagry for the
foreseeable future. So please come along and enjoy some tea and biscuits whilst supporting the appeal which is supported by QMA, her associated primaries and all the local Parishes.
Learn to Sail
There is an opportunity for S1-S3 to take part in sailing taster sessions of
either 2 ½ hrs, or to gain a qualification by taking part in a 6 week course for 2 ½ hrs. There are limited spaces so if you are interested see Michelle Sloan, the Active Schools co-ordinator or speak to Mrs Logan inthe PE Dept.
Heartstart ELS Training
St Patrick’s Primary School, P6 Class
Four of our new senior pupil facilitators made an excellent start to their training programme this session at St Patrick’s Primary.
Amber Main, Michael Da Prato, Louise Girvan and Katerena Nowosad showed confidence, enthusiasm and great pace when delivering the training to P6 pupils. I have to say that it was made all the better with the warm welcome from St Patrick’s and the preparation the pupils had received,
Mr Mann, Heartstart co-ordinator, hope this is the start of more partnership and transition working in this area of Health and Well Beinh.
Congratulations to all involved for their hard work and their continued support of this programme at QMA.
Whole School News
To date we have raised £290 for Children In Need, with more money to be collected. This was mainly raised by a sixth year RE class and was led by Kennedy Pollock. 1Q1 also took part in a sponsored silence and the money from that will be in by next week. Thanks to all who contributed.
S1 Parents Evening
Just a reminder that the S1 Parent’s Evening will take place on Tuesday 27th November from 4.15-6.30. We look forward to seeing many of you there.
Head Boy and Head Girl
We have included a photograph of our Head Boy, Daniel Traynor and Head Girl, Katerina Nowasad, Depute Head Boy Ciaran McGugh and Depute Head Girl Rhiain Collins who continue to be positive role models in our school community.
On Wednesday the 14th November we celebrate St Margaret’s Day, the patron saint of our school. The day will begin with a whole school mass, and in the afternoon we are offering a range of activities for all pupils which will take place within and out with school.
Pupils have been issued with letters detailing the activities available, costs and the dates of meetings.
Some activities available for pupils to participate in are:
Cinema- “Skyfall”- the latest James Bond movie
“Paranormal Activity 4” (S4-S6 Strictly over 15’s only)
Bowling & Laser Quest
Skiing & Snowboarding
DVD’s/board games/x box games and Band Hero
Further instructions will be issued to pupils at assemblies.
A reminder that next Friday (2nd November) will be a non uniform day to help raise funds for transportation costs.
NHS Awareness Event
Ten students from S5 and S6, accompanied by Miss Seery, attended an event held at Ayr Hospital on 26 September.
This annual event was organised by Sandra Murdoch and is designed to give pupils an insight into the wide variety of opportunities for employment in the NHS, the nature of the jobs and the route to follow for successful recruitment.
The event was well received and enhanced by the fact that Queen Margaret Academy won the quiz and received a handsome trophy for their efforts.
Many thanks to the organisers for this most worthwhile event.
Currently some of the S6 pupils are working towards achieving the “Saltire Award” which has replaced the old “Millennium” Award for volunteering.
Saltire Awards are the new Scottish awards designed to formally recognise the commitment and contribution of youth volunteering. Supported by the Scottish Government, the Saltire Awards enable young volunteers to record the skills, experience and learning gained through successful volunteering placements in school or provided by local and national voluntary agencies. We continue to support and encourage our pupils in achieving these awards which will be useful for life both inside and out with school life.
Public Speaking Competition
Miss MCGhie, Principal Teacher of English, hopes to enter the school in two prestigious public speaking competitions. Two pupils will be required to prepare speeches which they will then deliver to a panel of judges. The pupils will be coached by Miss MCGhie and this is an excellent opportunity for any pupil hoping to develop their skills in this area. Pupils, who are interested in being involved in this important event, should contact Miss MCGhie before the October holiday.
A decision was made last week on our S5 prefects for this session. The candidates were of an extremely high standard; however, after deliberation, the following pupils have been awarded prefect status:
We wish them well in their new role.
Supported Learning Centre
Fifteen S1-S6 pupils travelled to Auchenharvie Leisure Centre in Stevenston to take part in the third Ayrshire Sports ability Swimming Festival. They joined other pupils from South, East and North Ayrshire in a range of swimming events, with medals being awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. It was a very successful day and the pupils arrived back with an array of medals. South Ayrshire came second in the overall competition, just beaten by East Ayrshire. Well done again to all pupils involved.
S1 Pupils – Internet Safety Training
S1 pupils received their internet safety training last week. This forms part of a very important area of Health and Wellbeing in a Curriculum for Excellence. The safety of our children, whilst they use the internet is paramount. The internet is an excellent resource for learning and teaching, but can be filled with so many dangers. In addition, most young people use social networking sites with their friends and have their own website. The training, delivered by the Ayr Ark Team, gives our young people the knowledge to help them make informed choices to protect their safety both now and in the future.
The Health and Wellbeing committee would like to take this opportunity to thank Tracy and Mike from the Ark for their continued support with this education. All parents of S1 pupils will receive letters shortly to provide them with more information. If you have concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the school or visit the Think U Know website: www.thinkuknow.co.uk