Marr College Newsletter 05 - Page 9

Issue Number 05 | January 2020 Jewellery Club are asking to join for 2020. (Miss Weir, Art & Design Department) The jewellery club had a very festive Christmas and showed off their creations at the Christmas Concert. It’s only in its first year, but has produced key rings, necklaces, brooches and a variety of Christmas decorations that could be sold. “I have definitely enjoyed jewellery club so far and I am really looking forward to seeing what we are doing next.” Tom Edwards, S1 The group enjoyed it so much that they have told Miss Weir that they would like to do another stall (possibly at the Troon Primary Summer Fair). This time however, they would like to streamline their designs into smaller summery things and items that sold well at Christmas, such as the small pendants and key rings. Between September and December, the students got to use and work with paper, clay, mica powders dies, resin, lots of glitter and Fantasy Film. Looking into 2020, we are hoping to try our hands at wax casting and the students are keen to use the Resin again to make their jewellery for the Summer Fair. Christmas Fundraising In December students and staff took part in our annual Christmas Jumper Day at Marr College. Staff and students also brought in items that were sold during a bake sale to raise cash. The proceeds from the event were split between a local charity, Ayrshire Cancer Support, and Save the Children. This year we were also asking staff to nominate the most festive dressed pupil in their class and for principal teachers to nominate the most festive staff member – with prizes available for the winners. It was great to see all the different examples of Christmas jumpers, t-shirts and dresses! I am so impressed with what the students have accomplished, their enthusiasm and talent. In such a short period of time, they have started to really understand a variety of materials and are able to make considered decision regarding sales and production. We meet on a Tuesday afterschool in the art department. There were 18 regular students in 2019 and more 8