Marr College Newsletter 04 - Page 20

Issue Number 04 | November 2019 Remembrance Day Certificate of Merit Written by Lauren Black, S6 On the 7th of November 2019, Marr College was awarded a Certificate of Merit from WW100 Scotland. Marr College was selected due to the effort put in by our History department and pupils. This award was achieved through a lengthy process which involved applying in April, submitting a portfolio of work, which included the history course outline, tasks pupils had carried out in relation to World War 1. A group of students, Mr Moncreiff, Mr Morton, Mr Docherty, two of our house captains and our school news team met with Major David Dickson who presented the award, saying that it was “a great privilege” and that “our dedication and effort was appreciated”. The certificate was signed by Iona McDonald, Lord Lieutenant of Ayrshire and Arran and Professor Norman Drummond. Major Dickson served our country during the war for forty years before returning to his childhood home in Ayrshire. His father fought in the Battle of Paradise during WW2. He congratulates us on “a well- deserved award”. Also involved were James and Peter, two members of the Royal British Legion Scotland, their motto “in service not self”, they work to tackle loneliness and offer companionship to war veterans. The group are in charge of leading the remembrance parade in Troon, which will be attended by two of our school captains, Rosie Tudor and Calum Inglis. Remembrance Day Thank you to Helen from St Meddans for our moving Remembrance Assembly with our captains and S1s and to Robert Hervey for his wonderful bag piping during our 2 minute silence. Troon Remembrance Service On Remembrance Sunday the Head Teacher was joined by Rosie Tudor and Calum Inglis at the Troon Remembrance Service held at the Cenotaph and then afterwards in Troon Old Parish Church. Calum delivered the Exhortation at the Cenotaph and Rosie gave the first reading at the joint church service. A wreath was laid at the Cenotaph on behalf of all staff and pupils of Marr College. 19 St Patricks Primary Well done to Caelyn Wood, in S1, who offered to play the bagpipes at St Patrick’s for their 2 minute silence on Remembrance Day. A lovely gesture.