Endeavour Afternoon

img_1848On Tuesday  21st February P5/6/7 of Port Ellen went to Bowmore Primary School to talk about Endeavour. We were all partnered with someone from Bowmore And they had to take us around their school and to talk to us about Endeavour. We had to fill in a sheet about what we had achieved and get our partener to fill the other side in. Most people found it better when we were working with Bowmore Primary.

This is what  people are doing for Endeavour –

Charlie- Cal Mac Boats Around Islay

Darren- Golf

Taylor- Sports On Islay

Jack- Golf Design

Kaitlyn- Cake Decorating

Sarah- Giant Pandas

Ciaran- Electricity and Engineering

Natalie- Horse Riding

Sophie- Animation

Aaron- Art

Rowan- Magic

Abi- Photography

Aidan- Deforestation

Lauren- Bath and Beauty

Matthew- Comic And Animation

Eva- Skin Care And Beauty Industry

Holly- Birds

Ellie- Toys In The Past

Rhys- Kodu Game Lab

Struan- Fitness And Bones In The Bodyimg_0149

Kaya- Famous Poetry

Rebecca- Islay Heritage

Ruaraidh- Writing A Book

Andre- Graphic Novels

And we fell that everyone is getting on very well with there Endeavour. Good luck to everyone with there Endeavour prodject!!

by Natalie and Sophie.

Dolphins Championship

img_1786In the holidays there was the dolphins championship and lots of people went there to take part. Struan and Matthew and Sophie and Lauren took part from the primary school but there was lots of people that took part in the high school in Port Ellen.  Struan took two Trophies and four golds.  Lauren two silvers and one bronze.  Sophie brought three bronzes.  Matthew got Swimmer of the month. He also got first session boys champion and got three golds and one silver and a runner up medal.  The ultimate swimmer went Struan fourth, Ross came third, Cameron came second and DJ came first. It was a very fun day and then we got tasty food after.

Internet Safety

In school with Mr Shakespeare we have been learning about internet safety. He has showed us different websites with fun games to help us. Those games helped us because they had questions about what to do if someone asks you to meet up and other important questions. Mr Shakespeare gave us this site called Thinkuknow and it is really good because it gives you games.The games on that site helps us because they give us three options is you want to delete it, keep it or reply to the message. Mr Shakespeare gave us a book that said all the facts that we need to know about internet safety. There is another site called Scratch and it is really good because you can make up your own quiz. And P567 made a quiz for the P123 in pairs.
Some of the things we have learnt are SMART which is S: Safe, If you are online you should make sure you are playing games you are allowed to play also is you are researching a question you should make sure it is the right thing. M:Meeting, If you are online and you get a message from someone you don’t know saying do you want to meet up tomorrow at lunch time? You say no because they could say they are 12 years old but they are actually 45 years old. Also is you get a really nice message you should know the person before you meet up but first you should check with an adult. A:Accepting, if you are on E-mail and you get a message from someone you don’t know and the send you a message which has a link but the do not mention the link in the message you should not open it because it could give your device a virus. R:Reliable, Reliable is when you are on the internet researching and you go a website that doesn’t sound very true so it wouldn’t be a very reliable website. A reliable website would be Wikipedia. T:Tell, Tell is if you get a nasty message don’t delete it because you could get more mean messages. Instead you should tell an adult you trust.

Football Coach

img_0617On Monday 20th February Port Ellen Primary School had Martin Rae in to do football coaching and sports leader training with the children. We had to do warm up activities that were very fun and active. We had to do different types of relay races in our assigned teams. We had to practice dribbling using the new more challenging skills that we had been taught. At the end we sat down and he told us different warm up activities that would help us run our clubs. Over all we thought that it was a great experience and helped improve our football skills.

My Kodu Endeavor

img_1371At Port Ellen primary school my endeavor is Kodu lab game. Kodu is a game to learn the physics of coding however ignoring writing things down like regular coding. You can do all sorts of things like build a world, create objects and robots, create hills and more. You can “program” anything as long as it is a object and make it do almost whatever you want.

For my Kodu endeavor I am doing different levels. For my first level I made a time challenge. You have three minutes to either do a hard jumping challenge or to do a race. when you complete a challenge you will be transported to the next level. In the 2nd level there will be 11 trees. 10 trees will give you a game over but 1 tree will transport you to the next level. In the next level there is a maze where there are 5 red apples and 5 black apples. The black apples give you minus 10 points but red will give you plus 10 points. Getting minus points will result in game over however getting 50 points will give you a win.

For my 4th level (which is still in development) I am making a space invaders game. there will be a light spawning in stars which will shoot at you and if you run out of health you lose. If you destroy a certain amount of stars you will win. For the 5th level I am thinking of doing a plat former level where you have to jump on blocks and try to reach the top while trying to beat a computer controlled robot which is also going to the top.  It is great fun.


Every Friday Port Ellen Primary Schimagesool has a Citizenship afternoon. There are 7 different Citizenship groups and they all have there own aims. The Culture Vultures have been planning world book day which will hopefully be super fun and exiting for all the children. The Sport Stars are planning to do a sponsored run to raise money for the schools sport equipment. Digital Dynamos are planning to raise money for Comic Relief. The Green Gang are trying to keep doing regular litter picks around the school. The Earth Watchers have been selling Fair Trade products and are planning to keep on going because it has been popular. The Mindfulness Minions have been helping run Breakfast Club every Wednesday Morning.

Game design

P5/6/7 have been doing a topic on game design using Kodu which is an app you can get on a computer. We have been learning how to program so that we can make games and learn everything that you can do on Kodu. You can make your character shoot and many other things. I think it is amazing because you can program your character to do just about everything. You can add hills and even make your land be flooded with huge waves and there is a lot more things you can add to your world. There is a lot of different patterns you can do with Kodu to program him. We have made lots of progress through our learning in Kodu but we  have also had lots of fun through playing Kodu.     By Holly and Ciaran


Afterschool Sports Club

Yesterday Gregor Mitchel came into do an after school club. It’s on from  3:30 – 4:30 every Wednesday. The football club is for P4 to P7.  We got to do warm ups and one of my favourites was a run around the pitch. The people from the front had to shout go then the people from the back had to run to the front then it was there turn. The second one was two vs two and the first one to score won the game. At this moment everyone wanted to do matches so Gregor decided to play matches then everybody felt happy. At the end of the day the score finished was 5-5 then everyone went in to get changed. Then we went home.img_0613

Burns Day

burns-11img_1356On 25th January 2017 everyone celebrated Robert Burns’ birthday. We celebrated by having lovely haggis for lunch and also mince and tatties and we also had a Burns ceilidh. These are the people who won the Burns poem competition.


In P1 it was Dylan Macdonald who won.

In P2 it was Mya Munro who won.

In P3 it was Pheonix Davey who won.

In P4 it was Dearbhla Newman who won.

In P5 it was Ciaran Middleton who won.

In P6 it was a draw between Rowan and Rebecca.

In P7 it was Eva Munro who won the competition.

At the ceilidh the pipers piped in the haggis which the P7 pupils addressed. Also there was  highland dancing by the pupils and also Scottish country  dancing and everyone could do that if they wanted to. We did the Gay Gordons, Strip The Willow, Canadian Barn Dance, Dashing White Sergeant and the Virginia Real. Everyone really enjoyed joining in with the dances some of the parents were even dancing.

Here are the P7 pupils addressing the haggis.



My Place Photography Competition



On Monday 20th February primary 5/6/7 had to guess who won the My Place Photography Competition


and Mrs Clark said that there was a winner and a runner up in the class. So we went through all the photos and Mrs Clark told us if we were right or wrong. We were told that the runner up was Ruaraidh MacDonald and the winner was Matthew Campbell. They were absolutely shocked and they were very happy and exited. On the 22nd March they will go to Glasgow and get presented to and interviewed by the press. Our photos will be blown up and put with all of the other winners and runner ups. They will get to see a private viewing of all the winners and runner ups from the past years. Then they will go back to Islay that night and they will tell their school the next day when they go back in.




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