Great event for the girls

Stu­dents get sport­ing chance

Wishaw Press - - SCHOOL NEWS - St Ai­dan’s High

The PE depart­ment, led by sixth year stu­dents who are study­ing Com­mu­nity Sport Lead­er­ship, or­gan­ised a fan­tas­tic event for girls in St Ai­dan’s High.

The sixth years cre­ated and or­gan­ised a day-long se­ries of events that would al­low ev­ery girl in the school the op­por­tu­nity to try some­thing just a lit­tle bit dif­fer­ent.

Sean Duddy, one of the stu­dent or­gan­is­ers, said: “Be­ing a sports leader gives you an in­sight to the teach­ing and re­spon­si­bil­i­ties that lie ahead in a ca­reer in fit­ness.

“I found it quite hard to con­trol the younger years but I learned that lis­ten­ing to their opin­ions makes a big dif­fer­ence in their per­for­mance.”

The Sports Lead­ers re­ally wanted to en­gage the girls.

The first thing they did was con­duct a sur­vey to see what in­ter­ested stu­dents, but also to find out what can be off­putting to them.

They then took back the sur­veys and choose the most pop­u­lar choices as work­shops to boost the level of par­tic­i­pa­tion.

Sixth year stu­dent Col­lette Mcs­tay added: “Over­all I re­ally en­joyed the day and thought it was very well or­gan­ised.”

Mean­while, the Na­tional Evan­ge­li­sa­tion Team (NET) have been in St Ai­dan’s pro­vid­ing re­treats to fourth year and fifth year pupils.

The NET team have trav­elled all the way from the USA to visit the school for the sec­ond year run­ning, and their visit has been thor­oughly en­joyed by all in­volved.

Pupils spoke with Emily and Marty, re­treat team lead­ers for NET Scot­land.

Emily is 20 and from Louisiana.

She said: “I feel like the Lord was call­ing me to do some­thing more than just go to uni.

“I was there for a year and just didn’t feel at peace.

“In my own life peer-topeer min­istry is a big part, know­ing that peo­ple were en­gaged in the faith and liv­ing that life.

“I didn’t ac­tu­ally ap­ply for Scot­land in par­tic­u­lar, but I got a call, and af­ter some prayer I knew that the Lord wanted me to come to Scot­land.”

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