World Youth Day
Fr Stephen nnd Lucy (one of our former pupils) joined us to talk about World Youth Day.
“The Queen Margaret Academy PE department have been awarded the Silver Sports Scotland School Sports Award! The award takes into consideration various factors including physical education in the school, pathways in sport, leadership, reward and recognition etc and we scored 65.92%!! Most importantly recognises all the good work the PE Department and other partnerships do in the school!!
Well Done for all their hard work!
S2 DAY RETREAT REPORT – FRIDAY 27 MARCH
Pupils attended a number of different sessions throughout the day in a variety of locations including the English Open Area, Library, Oratory and RE Department.
We welcomed 5 members of the NET (National Evangelisation Teams). This is a Catholic Youth Ministry initiative in which young people evangelise other young people.
The team members used a variety of different elements including games, music, drama, personal testimonies and prayer.
The message they have to deliver is a simple one which encourages young people to love Jesus and embrace the life of the Church.
Another welcomed visitor was Mark Booker of SCIAF. Mark has been involved in our day retreats over the last couple of years. He spoke about SCIAF’s work especially in terms of their present Campaign promoting Women’s rights in Africa. The pupils took part in a few active quiz exercises to see what our pupils knew about this and other related issues.
They also wrote prayers for the after watching a reflective video clip
Mrs Hutchison led a session which focused on Music, particularly lively and active religious songs. The pupils had an enjoyable time singing and dancing in praise of God.
Anne Pratchett of our Chaplaincy Team led a Meditation on the Death of Jesus. Meditations are always popular with pupils who love the peace and spiritual refreshment that they bring. Maybe we should include something similar for staff the next time we have a health and well-being inset.
STATIONS OF THE CROSS
Michael Pratchett also of our Chaplaincy Team led a session which again considered the passion and death of Jesus in relation to the Catholic practice of praying the, stations of the cross.
After discussing something of what Jesus had to go through pupils then went onto a computer to work on their own powerpoint presentation of the stations of the cross.