For my Endeavour this year I decided to do Latin! I decided to do Latin because I find it interesting that a lot of words we still use today come from Latin, I wanted to find out why we don’t use Latin and how some words from Latin sound similar to English words and some don’t. I am happy that I chose Latin because it was very interesting learning how to pronounce words and it was cool how I thought I didn’t know any Latin but after some research I found that I already knew a lot of Latin.
Endeavour is a long-term personal topic where everyone in P5/6/7 gets to pick his or her own project. The project has to be ambitious. Endeavour lasts from Christmas to July. My Endeavour was on giant pandas because for my birthday I adopted a panda.
My Endeavour was ambitious because I didn’t know much about giant pandas so I had to learn a lot and do a lot of research.
During my Endeavour I had to get people to help me but I did a lot by myself, I got help from the WWF and Edinburgh Zoo because they gave me a lot of information that I couldn’t find on the internet. The people that helped me were my dad, my mum, Mrs Clark, WWF, Edinburgh Zoo and National Geographic.
For my Endeavour I achieved a sway, an enclosure, a poster, a quiz, description for my enclosure, Chinese Calligraphy, annotated picture of giant panda and a panda cupcake fundraiser. The things I have learned are facts about giant pandas, how to write giant panda in Chinese calligraphy, how to draw giant pandas and skills. The skills I have learned during Endeavour are time management and organisation.
During Endeavour everyone had to overcome problems I had to overcome quite a few problems. My problems were when I had to make my enclosure, my picture, my poster and my quiz. When I was making my enclosure at first I had made it out of a cardboard type thing and the fence was made out of Popsicle sticks and they kept falling over. To fix my problem I re made my enclosure out of wood. My second problem was with my panda picture because when I first attempted it it didn’t work out. My poster problem was that I had completed my poster but then I had facts that weren’t accurate so I had to re do my poster. My final problem was with my quiz the problem was that I had done my quiz on my computer at home but my computer wouldn’t print so I had to re do it at school and print it off.
The thing I found the most difficult was my enclosure because it didn’t work out and it took a very long time. My next steps for Endeavour are to complete everything in time and try something more challenging next year.
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.
For my Endeavour this year I chose to write a story. My Story is about a Storm that hits the west coast of Scotland, when the storm hits a village in Scotland called Pugsville a family that are called the Camerons. One of their dogs run away then late at night they realize their dog is missing and they go looking for her.
Where Did I Get My Idea From?- Since I love reading and writing I thought I would do it as my Endeavour.
What Have I Achevied?- So far I have achevived my first draft of my story and some of my pictures.
Who Helped Me?- Mrs.Clark, Mrs.Cuthsworth and my mum.
What Will I Share With People At The End?- At the end I will try sell my book.
What Problems Have I Overcome?- The problem that I have overcome was finding out how to put my book onto a kindle.
How Did I Plan My Endeavour?- I planned my my characters by drawing them twice to see which one was better then I picked it to be in my book, I planned my story by doing a storyboard.