Endeavour is a long term project that you work on through out the year to improve your learning, which has to be ambitious. For my Endeavour I have chosen Toys from the past. I hope to achieve some hand-made toys for the finish. I wrote to the Museum Of Childhood. I asked them questions that they can answer for my Endeavour, and I got a reply. With my reply I got a picture of a dolls house. This year I plan to make a toy from each decade, interview, planning, sway and many different things. So far I have achieved my sway, letter, information and a poster of popular toys. I will have learnt many different skills, For example building, designing and I will learn how much toys have changed. I really hope I will be successful.
Every Wednesday morning, from 8:30-9:00 we have been running a Breakfast Club for people in the school, So they can come to have Breakfast. Breakfast is very important because it gives you a good start to the day. The Mindfulness Minions have organised the Breakfast Club, they have wrote a letter to the co-op to say thank you because they donated all the food that we have at Breakfast Club. At Breakfast Club there is Croissants, Cereal, Hot chocolate, tea, juices and toast. Everyone loves going to Breakfast Club, and everyone who goes gets a great start to the day. We all have to thank the co-op for donating food to the school. We all have been enjoying Breakfast Club.
Every Monday after school Port Ellen and Bowmore choir join together to learn and sing the two part. Every week Bowmore and Port Ellen take turns to go over to each others schools. We get over on the bus, but Port Ellen leave school fifteen minutes earlier to get to Bowmore in time since Bowmore finish earlier. It isn’t only good for singing in the choir it gives Port Ellen and Bowmore a chance to know each other before going to high school. We all enjoy going and every week we sing two different two parts. Each two part has sopranos and altos, which are two different kinds of singing. Even though the choirs are joined together, there are still two separate choirs and they are still competing against each other in the Mod. I think that this is a great opportunity to meet other children from Bowmore and is great to improve our singing.
By Ellie and Kaya Middleton
During this term cooking club has been run by Mrs Harrison on a Monday after school. It was run from 3:30 to 4:30. Every week we made different foods. The first week we made a scone recipe choosing some ingredients to put in. The next week we made pizza using the scone recipe as a base and made our own tomato sauce. The next week we made a pasta bake to take home and share with our family for dinner. We boiled pasta then made sauces, there was a cheesy sauce and a tomato sauce. The last week Mrs Harrison thought of something more exciting so we made pancakes. We made apple flavour which was from Jamie Oliver’s recipe and we also made a thick and thin pancake recipe. We then shared the pancakes and put our own favourites on them. We had jam, butter, golden syrup, maple syrup and some bananas. We all enjoyed making our recipes and going to cooking club.
By Kaitlyn and Ellie.
We are the Mindfulness Minions. In our group are Ellie, Lauren, Caitidh, Freya, Dearbhla, Ellen and me, Millie. Our aim is to to keep everyone in Port Ellen happy, fit and healthy. We want everyone to treat each other as they would like to be treated.
We would like to do a health day and we could make music.We organised to have everyone wear PJs to school, baked cakes and had a teddy competition for Children in Need.
After we had had our dinner we were going to go on a night trip to The glowing flashing Kelpies. We left our day bags in our rooms. After dinner we got into our groups that we found out when we were on the ferry. We all partnered up and then left to see the Kelpies. On the bus it was dark so everyone was excited because that would mean the Kelpies would glow up. Before we got off the bus they talked to us about being safe they had said to stay away from the canal and watch out for cars also strangers. When we got there we got of the bus and walked towards the Kelpies everyone knew they were huge because they were really big even when we were far away from them. Once we had arrived there was two huge horse heads that were glowing up, they were changing colors after about a couple of seconds. I didn’t know it was going to be two heads I thought it would be one, it was a fantastic sight.
For my Endeavour I am doing cooking around the world. Endeavour is an independent topic that you work on for a few months. I chose Cooking around the world because I love to cook and I don’t know where foods come from and I would love to know. I have used books from different places that has lots od different recipes on it. Mrs Mcfarlane has helped me when I have been cooking. I have learned how to chop vegetables and I now know how to be safe in the kitchen. I have also improved my math skills and my chopping. On the day when I showed what I had achieved I had 2 posters, some recipes, a video, foods that I brought in and my quiz and pictures of what I made.
For the Day of Dance, which is when children from other schools come to Bowmore hall and we all do different dances, we have been practicing different dances in partners. We have learned the Dashing White Sergeant and much more. It has improved our level of fitness and we have learned to work together in groups and partners better. We have also improved our listening skills because we have to listen to the teachers so we know how to do the dances.
It is energetic and you can meet your friends and maybe new friends when we practice the dances and go to the day of dance and we will learn and get better at Scottish country dancing.