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