Great event for the girls
Students get sporting chance
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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