Queen Margaret Academy

Young Ambassadors

Sophie Slider and Sophie McKay (S4) have been selected as this year’s Young Ambassadors for Queen Margaret Academy. Sophie and Sophie attended the Young Ambassador Conference on 12th September at Hampden Park where they were inspired by a selection of Scottish athletes such as such as Sarah Law (Scotland rugby international) and Kieron Achara (Team GB basketball captain) as well as two bronze medallists from Gold Coast 2018, diver James Heatly and triathlete Marc Austin.

The key role as a Young Ambassador is to motivate and inspire other young people to participate in sport, promote sport within the school to and continue with the Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014 Legacy.

Already within their role the girls have set up a new Sports Council for QMA and organised two full Sports Council meetings, and developed a brand new Interhouse Games for QMA,
The girls are fantastic role models within QMA and always take the time to listen to everyone’s suggestions and ideas. They are really hardworking giving up lots of their time to develop their ideas and thoroughly deserved to win Young Ambassadors of term 1 in South Ayrshire.

Coaching Academy 

Kyle Kelly & Neve Cassidy have been selected to be part of the Active Schools Coaching Academy Programme for 2018-19.

As part of this leadership programme the S5 pupils will attend a number of different courses throughout the year and are being supported to deliver activities within the local primary schools and community sessions.

The pupils will take part in sport specific courses in addition to the compulsory courses of First Aid, Safeguarding and Protecting Children, Disability Awareness Training, and Multiskills training.

Coaching Academy

There are six dance leaders within Queen Margaret Academy:

Neve Cassidy, Sophie Alexander, Sophie Slider, Kathleen Hillis, Zoe McLaughlin and Abee Deeney have all been delivering dance in primary schools and prepared groups for the South Ayrshire Dance competition in November 2018.

The girls have developed their skills by attending the Dance workshop and also completing the Dance Level Award. Neve Cassidy and Sophie Alexander are in their third year of the programme and are currently completing a Level 6 Leadership Award. The girls will be continuing to develop dance across the Queen Margaret Cluster within both primary and secondary schools.

The programme will be looking for new participants after Easter 2019 so if you would be interested in getting involved please contact Amiee Alexander on amiee.alexander3@south-ayrshire.gov.uk.

Sports Leaders

The PE department deliver Sports Leaders and Sport & Recreation programmes within school. The Sports Leaders will be working on leadership skills and developing their coaching skills throughout the programme.

As part of their Sports Leaders’ course they must volunteer for at least 10 hours delivering any sport they choose, or work within a community group. Look out for the Sports Leaders will be delivering in the Queen Margaret Cluster Primary Schools over the course of the year.




Who to contact

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To discuss how to increase sport and physical activity opportunities within your school, or to volunteer with Active Schools please contact us on 01292 294191 or email us at activeschools@south-ayrshire.gov.uk