Marr College Newsletter 05 - Page 18

Issue Number 04 | November 2019 Student Conference On Monday 12th December we held our first student conference in the Assembly Hall. This was aimed at engaging young people in school improvement activities. Students worked in groups to discuss topics such as the vision and values of the school, what makes an excellent lesson, eco-schools and anti-bullying. The conference involved approximately 100 pupils, mainly from S1- S3. Their thoughts and feedback will be shared with staff and will help develop improvement plans moving forward. Thank you to all the students who participated. Developing Young Workforce (DYW) Rural Skills Christmas Card Competition – Winners! Well done to Rebecca, Aeva, Carla and Callum who won this year’s Christmas card competition. Their festive designs were printed and sent to other schools and friends of Marr College. Thanks to Mrs Brown and the Art & Design Department for organising the competition. 17 A number of students had been taking part in a rural skills class prior to the holidays. The group have been learning to plant crops such as potatoes and strawberries. With the colder weather, the group have been developing their landscaping skills by planting grasses at the stepped area to the North of the school and have recently been working on a path for easier access of materials to the school garden area. We can’t wait to see their next set of crops!