Diving Endeavour

Here is the video produced by Bronagh for her Diving Endeavour.  She learned to scuba dive with her dad and wrote about the wrecks around Islay and created a risk assessment as well.  Bronagh was the winner of this years Endeavour Award for her independent work, successful management of time, learning of challenging new skills and excellent self evaluation.  Well done Bronagh!

Our Endeavour Fair

On Tuesday 7th June Primary 5,6,7  of Port Ellen Primary showed everyone their Endeavour Projects. The fair was all afternoon.  Some people sold things they had made and some had videos to show. Kaitlyn sold jewellery, Sarah sold her book, Jasmine sold her magazines, Sophie sold her jigsaws, Abi sold her cards, Joe sold T-shirts and Katie was selling sweets and popcorn. Some people had things for other people to try; Matthew, who was doing House building, had children  cementing bricks and Ronan had his video game for people to play and Ellie had mexican food for people to eat and Kaya had made a strawberry cake and some people had quizzes. Everyone had a different project and we had lots of visitors from the local community who really enjoyed the afternoon. Most of the people that came bought something. Everyone had fun showing people their Endeavour.

by Sarah

Endeavour Showcase

We are nearing the end of this years Endeavour projects.  On Tuesday afternoon the children will have an opportunity to show off their learning to visitors; parents, students, teachers and the local community.  They have worked hard all year improving their planning, management, organisation, evaluation and presentation skills.  Now they get to present that learning to a wider audience.

After the showcase children have one final task- to review and reflect on their achievements.  They have to answer questions:   What new learning did I achieve?  How was my project challenging?  Did I have any problems to overcome?  Who or what helped with my project?  What did I create with my new learning?  Did I achieve all my targets?  How did I share my learning?

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They will look at the universal learning with regards to planning,reviewing, researching and presenting and the success criteria and decide how successful they have been.  From their they will decide on next steps.  These reviews, in the form of a PPT will be printed out and shared with parents in their learning logs.