Marr College Newsletter 05 - Page 19

Issue Number 04 | November 2019 South Ayrshire Youth Forum Awards – Volunteer Award Success! In December we were lucky enough to attend the South Ayrshire Youth Forum Awards, with different groups and individuals having been nominated e.g. our senior Mental Health Ambassadors (Runners up 2019), our Marr Skills Academy (Runners up 2019) and David Matthews (Winner 2019). The event took place in Troon Town Hall where there were plenty of free sweets and a nice atmosphere. The event had a sustainable theme with the awards being made of laser cut wood. Winners of the award had their names engraved and were able to take the trophies home to keep. We would like to wish a huge congratulations to Ayr Gaiety Young Company members Amy, Claire Louise and former pupil Arran on picking up the Entertainment award! We would also like to congratulate David Matthews in S4 who was nominated in the Volunteer category and we are delighted to say that he also won! David was nominated due to the great work he does in the school library, helping out during lunchtime and break. The school greatly appreciate his enthusiasm and effort for maintaining the school library. David was also interviewed on camera about his win – this video will be played at next year’s award ceremony. When the news team spoke to David he said: “I enjoy helping out in the library – it is fun and I get to interact with people around the school…It was unbelievable to win, I wasn’t expecting it! The other candidates were really good as well. I’m delighted.” David Matthews, S4 18