Whilst most of us were enjoying lounging by the poolside during the summer, one of our pupils was in the water and smashing her own records. Lucy Grieve in S2 competed at the British Summer Championship in the 13/14 yrs category. She made the finals in both her events, the butterfly 50m and butterfly 100m. In both these races she achieved a new personal best time and was the fastest Scottish girl in the water for both events.
Lucy followed this success by breaking a Scottish record at a swim meet in August. As this meet was accredited she is now the recognised holder of the 13 year old Scottish short course 50m butterfly. It is no wonder that she has been chosen to represent the West District at the Swim England National County Championships in Sheffield during October.
Mrs McGregor-Sloman has personally congratulated Lucy and we all look forward to hearing about the success she has in Oct. Well done Lucy.
Thanks to her parents for informing the school of her success.
Our pupils progress throughout the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme was recently recognised by South Ayrshire Council. All pupils who were collected an award this year, whether it was bronze, silver of gold, were invited to a reception held at the Princes Royal Suite, Ayr racecourse on 22nd February. Our very own Jennifer McArthur gave an inspiring speech about her experiences over the past few years, completing all the challenges the DofE Award threw at her. As you can see from the images we have a high number of pupils participating in the award here at Marr College.
The Troon Times ran an article on this event, which you can read here.
Junior Prize Winners Gallery 2015-16
As part of our journey to being recognised as a Rights Respecting School, students and staff have been working together to create a School Charter and we are very pleased to launch the Charter this week in our Tutor Time classes. Full details of the Charter, including the launch lesson can be seen on the Rights Respecting Schools Award page.
A reminder that everyone is welcome to celebrate our junior pupils at their prize-giving on Thursday evening. The ceremony will commence at 6.30pm in Troon Old Parish Church.
On Tuesday 10th May Miss Pringle (RMPS) accompanied a group of pupils, who are involved in the rights respecting schools process, to the final of the Show Racism the Red Card creative competition at Hampden Park, Glasgow. The group were the overall winners in their category with a thought provoking poem!
They each received a certificate and cinema tickets and they were presented their prizes by Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon. The pupils were praised for their passion in spreading the message that Scotland is against racism. Their poem will be used in the future to promote anti-racism and a calendar is going to be produced with all the winning entries with money being raised for the charity. The pupils involved were: Bethan Muir S5,
Iona Milne S3, Anna McIvor S3, Amy Murray S3, Olivia Michalek S3, Emily Sheridan S3, Rendia Petjukevica S3 and Louise Milne S5. A huge congratulations to everyone involved. The wining poem is below:
Show Racism the Red Card Poem
Nobody on earth is a minority,
Everyone must be treated with equality
Everyone always deserves respect,
So we all need to love and protect
Every person in all of our nations,
All have a right to a good education
We’re here because we want to stay,
Please don’t try to take us away
Who’d ever think that something like sport,
Could sadly make its way to court
None of us are from outer space,
So please can you get off our case
Just because we are all different races,
Does not give you the right to shout it in our faces
No one ever deserves to feel alone,
This is our home
Our Young Enterprise Team, Wavelength Ltd, presented last night at the Young Enterprise Scotland (YES) Finals. They won an award for best Managing Director for Luke Light which the team are delighted about and feel is well deserved. Our students were an asset to the school throughout the YES Challenge. A huge thanks must go to Mrs Thomson for all her hard work with the team and of course a huge well done to Wavelength Ltd for their efforts and successes throughout the year.
Many thanks to staff and the wider school community for their support with the group buying products and helping in various ways throughout the year.
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