Queen Margaret Academy was represented this week at the STV / Debating Matters Referendum Debate on Scottish Independence at the Burns Museum. Four fifth year pupils, Euan Scott, Joseph Shaw, Erin
Clark and Thomas Shaw, showed off their debating prowess in an exciting and lively debate with Eastwood High and St Joseph’s Academy in Kilmarnock. Queen Margaret Academy won the prize for “most dramatic moment” when one of our debaters fainted under during questioning (the judges weren’t that bad!)
In the end, St Joseph’s were the overall winners and we wish them the best of luck in the final. It was a great day for all the young people involved.
We have included photographs of both out young debating team from the STV debate and our public speaking team, Hannah Paterson and Samuel Chitty who are pictured with the Victim Support Public
Speaking Competition shield, following their win last week at University of West of Scotland.
2A1 ran the French café on Tuesday in aid of McMillan Trust. They rose over £50. All the pupils worked really hard to make a success of the café and the waiters in their moustaches were very ‘français’. The members of staff
who came were treated to a varied selection of French pastries and there was nothing left at the end of it all. The S2 pupils also did all the washing up and clearing of the tables; Mrs Craw’s classroom was left spotless! Thank you to everyone who contributed.
Queen Margaret Academy has been chosen as the winning entry for the Secondary Schools Christmas Banner Competition 2013. Lauren Maxton who created the picture will go to Owen Kerr Signs workshop on Thursday 21stNovember, where Owen will present Lauren with a framed copy of her banner and she will be photographed for the Ayrshire post. Look out for Lauren’s banner design which will be hung on a lamp post in Ayr high street for Christmas.
The Maths department are running the ‘Fun Maths Road show’ on Monday the 9thof December for S1 pupils. This event is being supported by science connects/Glasgow university who are sending a STEM ambassador to lead the event. We are sure that this will be an enjoyable and worthwhile day for all pupils involved.
St Margaret’s Day
The St Margaret’s day celebrations were a great success. The Mass with Bishop John, Canon Keegans and our own Fr. Philip was very uplifting.
Once again the pupils exemplified the true ethos of QMA in their attitude and behaviour during the Mass and the afternoon’s activities.
Mr Flynn extended his gratitude to all the staff who gave time to supporting the events which pupils choose to follow on the day. The celebration of St Margaret’s day has been a tradition in the school for many years.