S2 pupils from the modern languages department organised a French Café for all staff at break on Valentine’s Day.
Pupils were completely responsible for the organising and running of the café from the mushy music to the array of French pastries, tea or coffee and the French to be spoken when ordering rule!
•A representative from SCILT, Scotland’s national centre for languages, and two managers from IBM Greenock came to speak to all S3 and S4 pupils about the importance of at least one foreign language to their future careers prospects.
•Pupils from Sacred Heart Primary school in Girvan visited Queen Margaret Academy computing department.
Earlier in the day, photographs were taken of the pupils working in art, PE and music. In the computing department, they then used these photographs to produce a video of all the fun activities that they had taken part in during the day.
The pupils managed to produce the videos in class and these will be burned onto DVDs and sent to Sacred Heart as a memento of their day at Queen Margaret.
•This week a total of 174 pupils from S1 and S3 volunteered to take part in Heartstart.
These pupils were trained in emergency life support skills such as dealing with someone who has been injured or hurt, getting help, recovery position, heart attack, CPR, choking and bleeding.
All pupils will receive their certificates over the next two weeks at assembly.
They would like to thank Heartstart Ayrshire & Arran and the British Heart Foundation for their continued support with the programme in QMA.
•Well done to the QMA U15 football team who beat Cumnock 2-0 to reach the final of the Ayrshire League Cup.
The final will take place on Monday, April 22 at Dam Park.
•Queen Margaret pupils were selected to represent South Ayrshire Schools in the U15 and U18 West Regional Rugby 7s at Scotstoun Stadium, Glasgow.
The tournament also acts as a qualifier for the National 7s at Murrayfield held later in the year.
South Ayrshire sides won last year’s U18 event and came very close to making the final in the national event in Edinburgh. The U15 side last year were also very competitive and, although they did not qualify for the nationals, Queen Margaret pupil Melissa Jamieson was selected to represent West of Scotland and also won a player of the tournament.