We will be visited by pupils from our Associate primaries on 24th and 25th September. Pupils from St John's, St Cuthbert's and Sacred Heart will join us on the 24th and St Patrick's and St Ninian's will join us on the 25th to participate in "From Pandas to Penguins" which is organised by the Edinburgh Zoological Society and is part of our Cluster Mandarin Project .
The following pupils have now completed ther Heartsart training. They will now be Heartstart Ambassadors and train pupils in P7 and Junior yeargroups in basic emergency procedures.
We are very pleased to announce that a 'Young Americans' project will take place in QMA on 10th-12th November 2014. The ‘Young Americans’ are a group of students who are studying Performing Arts in America and provide workshops to pupils all over the world (New Zealand, Canada, Russia, Japan etc). They work with primary and secondary pupils over three days , teaching pupils vocal techniques, dance, comedy improvisation and stage movement. At the end of the 3 days, the Young Americans and all our pupils put on a stunning performance for parents. Mrs McGugan(PT Music) has had the pleasure of working with the Young Americans on two occassions.
It is so exciting that QMA pupils and pupils from our associated primaries will work with these inspirational college students. This group have never visited any South Ayrshire schools.
South Ayrshire Maths Challenge
The maths department at QMA hosted the enterprising maths challenge for South Ayrshire today. There were 7 teams made up of 2 S4 pupils and 2 S3 pupils from each secondary school in South Ayrshire. The
first round the pupils took part in 12 brain bursting puzzles, where pupils worked in their teams to get through as many as possible, answering the questions correctly, in order to gain as much point as they could. Round 2 the
pupils took part in a relay race, trying to get through 32 questions in 45mins. Round 3 was the speed round where pupils had to complete 8 puzzles with only a time allocation of 8mins per puzzle. Point were awarded in
every round and totals at the end of the all 3 rounds of the challenge. The pupils who took part from Queen Margaret were: James Abbot, Elena Nowasad, Lesley-Ann Ofei and Mathew Gray. The QMA pupils gave it their all and the scores were very tight but unfortunately did not win. The winners were Prestwick Academy with 330 and second place were Girvan Academy with 324 points. The teams from these school will take part in the Scottish Enterprising Maths at the Glasgow Science Centre in November.