Purchasing PE kit for Session 2018-19
At Marr College we have a formal PE kit that we expect all students to wear. This will consist of a Marr College PE top and black shorts or sports leggings. We believe that if all students are wearing the same kit this will give them a greater sense of identification to Marr College, inspire a feeling of togetherness and create a more professional learning environment.
This year orders will be made via an online shop on our suppliers website. Please click on the image below to view the shop.
On this page you will be able to order your child's PE top and other items of kit. Prices, specifications and sizes are listed for each item. Orders placed up to midnight on 29th July 2018 that have the discount code 'MARR' applied will be delivered to the school for the start of the new term on 20th August 2018. Any orders placed after the cut-off date or with no discount code applied will be charged shipping and delivered to a home or business address.
Please contact the school office in the first instance if you have any queries.
We like to celebrate student success in every part of their lives here at Marr. We were recently notified by a parent of success our pupils had outside of school. Jenna and Eve Beswick both competed today at the Scottish Indoor Athletics Championships and represented Ayr Seaforth U13 Girls at the 4x 200 m relay. They won the Gold Medal and also achieved a Club Record. (K Beswick, 25th February)
We are delighted that the girls achieved such fabulous results at a national championship and are happy to celebrate this success with them. Here they are pictured with their teammates.
We would also like to remind parents and pupils to keep us informed of all success our pupils have, whether in school or with local clubs.
After four years playing handball, Morven Atkinson is reaping the rewards of hard work, dedication and training. She was recently spotted by a Scottish team scout at a tournament and has been given the opportunity to train with the Scottish S1-3 squad. The scout said she had 'Amazing footwork' and was impressed with how well she ran for the ball. She will join our other pupil Christie McDonald who also trains with the Scottish team. We wish both girls success.
Our school handball team, which includes both girls named above, are playing in a handball tournament today, Friday 6th October, at Ravenscraig. We wish the whole team the best of luck.
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.
On Saturday 25th February, the Marr Sports Leaders were successful in securing £1000 to run their own community project at the ‘Troon Locality Decides’ Participatory Budget Event. Three members of the class, Euan Rhodes, Eilidh McDonald and Brooke Buchanan presented their Marr Summer Sports Camp project idea to a packed Walker Hall. Strictly limited to a two-minute slot (enforced by the 30-seconds-to-go buzzer), they produced an informative and dynamic performance, delivered with confidence and eloquence. The investors, local community and fellow presenters all responded with praise, encouragement and excitement for the project. The Marr Summer Sports Camp will offer all prospective Marr students from P6&7 the opportunity of a 4-day sports camp (10am-2pm) with the main aim of supporting a smooth transition into S1 at Marr College. A Marr College summer camp for students, led by students. Now they have secured the funding, major planning is underway…so….please watch this space for more information to follow on what will be a very exciting project. Congratulations to the Sports Leaders.
Marr College had 3 representatives at the Scottish Schools Indoor Athletics Championships on the 1st and 2nd February at the Emirates Arena.
Jaime Hood, 4W, reached the final of the Over 16 Girls 300m finishing in 4th place. On route to the final Jaime won her heat and semi-final.
Daniel Martin, 5W1, reached the semi-final of the Over 16 Boys 400m and Matilda Press 3F reached the semi-final of the Under 16 Girls 200m.
Well done to all our athletes who competed.
We are very proud of our rising football star, Innes Cameron (S5). The 16 year old striker has been playing youth football with Kilmarnock under 17’s and at the start of December 2016 he got the call every young footballer dreams of: Kille gaffer, Lee Clark, asked him to step up and train with the Kilmarnock FC first team.
He was then chosen to be a part of the first team squad, as a substitute, throughout December 2016. He was a substitute for games against Dundee, Aberdeen, Hearts and Patrick Thistle, and then during the game against St Johnstone he got his first big break. It was during a substitute change in the 70th minute of the premiership game, that he was told to leave the bench and get on the field. He partnered former internationalist Kris Boyd up front against St Johnstone at Killie’s home ground Rugby Park. What an achievement! When asked how it felt he said “It was a surreal and amazing experience”. Well done again Innes. We are all very proud of you here at Marr.
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