Marr College Newsletter 05 - Page 16

Issue Number 05 | January 2020 The Donald Dewar Debate Kathryn Muir and Gregor Blair represented Marr College in the first round of The Donald Dewar Debate, which is run by The Law Society of Scotland. The event took place at Wellington School where 4 teams debated the motion: ‘This house would introduce compulsory National Civic Service for all 15 and 16 year olds’. Kathryn and Gregor were giving the opposing arguments and were debating against a team from Auchenharvie. Well done to the team and we look forward to hearing how they get on in future debates. “It was really interesting to see the structure of debating and we look forward to competing again this year.” Kathryn Muir, S5 Rotary Club Young Musician Competition We were delighted to host the Rotary Club Young Musician competition in which 10 pupils from Marr College and 1 pupil from Wellington School took part. All pupils played magnificently, really showcasing their talent and abilities – showing what a credit they are to the school. S1 & S2 Community Clean Up Our Community Clean Up scheme continues in Marr College with house groups leading the way in cleaning up the school grounds and local community – hoping to help the environment as well as improving the community. The names of those taking part will be entered into a local draw for this term. Well done to everyone involved. 15 We are delighted to announce the 2 winners:  1st Place Instrumentalist: Joshua Duffy (Clarinet), S5  1st Place Vocalist: Taylor Foy, S5 Both winners will now go on to the next round at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, on Sunday 1st March, where they will compete against the winners from other Rotary Districts. Many thanks for your continued support and encouragement.