NORTH AYRSHIRE RISING STARS AWARDS 2013
At the North Ayrshire Rising Stars Awards, Stephanie Thomson of S6 was presented with the Gavin Dunlop Aspirational Award. This award recognises the achievements of young people who have worked to improve their future, through their involvement in learning and community based work. Stephanie was recognised for her outstanding contribution to the promotion of physical activity both within and out with the school. She demonstrated fantastic leadership skills in her coordination of several initiatives this session. This included devising a programme that enabled sports leaders to work with nursery age children on health and wellbeing activities. Congratulations Stephanie.
Darren Spence of S4 was also nominated for the Personal Achievement Award at the North Ayrshire Rising Stars Award - well done to Darren on his nomination!
Congratulations to all pupils who received prizes and certificates at the Annual Prize Giving ceremony last Tuesday. Our special guest was Indi Cowie, winner of the EA Games FIFA Street World Freestyle Soccer Championship. Indi demonstrated her amazing talent as a soccer freestyler and also answered questions put to her by some of our pupils, about her career. We would like to thank parents, guests and sponsors for helping to make it such a special occasion for our young people.
S5 ASPIRATIONS WEEKEND
Any S5 pupil who has not already applied to take part in the Aspirations weekend to Arran in August and would like to go should see Mr Milligan as soon as possible.
Our school show, The Wizard of Oz, plays its final two nights on Wednesday 19th and Thursday 20th June. Tickets are available at the door, price £5 for adults and £3 concessions.
More information here
P7 OPEN NIGHT
There was a huge turnout of P7 pupils and their parents at our Open Night last Thursday. The evening began with a meeting in the assembly hall before S6 pupils took groups around some of the departments. This gave the Primary 7 pupils a chance to see parts of the school before their 2 day visit this week. There was also a chance for parents to buy school uniform.
Following the success of so many of our pupils at the North Ayrshire Schools' Athletics Championships, we are delighted to announce the results of pupils who took part in the Ayrshire Schools' Athletics Championships.
In their respective age groups, the following pupils gained medals in:
100m - Marley McGuiness - Silver, Sean Gibson - Bronze
200m - Sean Gibson - Gold
400m - Fraser Mackie - Silver
800m - Martin Madden - Gold, Iain Wilson - Gold, Shona Blades - Gold, Abbie Brookes - Silver
3000m - Fraser Mackie - Gold
Long Jump - Abbie Brookes - Bronze, Marley McGuiness - Gold
Javelin - Holly Morgan - Gold, Ross McMillan - Bronze
Shot Putt - Holly Morgan - Gold
Hurdles - Sophie Taggart - Bronze
100m Relay (Boys) - Silver
Marley McGuinness and Iain Wilson have also been selected for the Inter Area Athletics Team Ayrshire Event on Thursday 20th June at Grangemouth.
At the Scottish Schools Athletics Championships last weekend at Grangemouth, Iain Wilson took 2nd place in the 800m and recorded a new PB of 2.02.90, while Holly Morgan took gold in the Shot putt.
Our S1/2 hockey team took part in a festival at St Matthews Academy on Wednesday afternoon. 6 teams took part - one from Ardrossan, two from St Matthews and three from Kilwinning Academy. After a very close contest, Ardrossan were the winners by one point with St Matthews coming 2nd. The girls were awarded medals for their efforts. The festival was a partnership between Active Schools and Ardrossan Accies Ladies Hockey Club who provided referees for the afternoon. A big thank you to Winnie Dorrian for her help. Any girls who would like to join either the school team or the Ardrossan Accies team should contact Wilma Rodger, Active Schools.
Team :- Heather Howat S1, Caitlin Trainer, Rebecca Sharp, Kirsten McMenemy, Kate Parker, Clare Monaghan, Marie-Ann Tolmie, Rachel Waddell - all S2