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.