Over 180 pupils from Cockenzie, Longniddry, Prestonpans and St Gabriel’s Primay Schools competed this morning on an outdoor challenge at Meadow Mill Sports grounds. This was the first of three days where all of the P7s moving up to Preston Lodge High School next year get a chance to work together. And, it also give the PL staff a chance to meet their next year’s S1s.
The format of the day was similar to the Secondary Challenges that these pupils will have a chance to compete in when the go up to PL.
The pupils were split into teams and had to journey around a number of different stations using a map of Meadowmill. At each station the team was tasked with a timed challenge. This was a team activity that involved a mixture of physical, and mental exercizes. All the challenges were different; at one the team needed to build a shelter, at another to identify local landmarks and give their direction using a compass. At each challenge tokens were awarded, these tokens would be needed to ‘buy’ equipment on their final challenge.
Due to heavy rain in the first half of the morning, the final challenge, where the pupils had to build and fire a catapult, had to be brought forward to lunchtime. Even with the early finish the event went well.
Well done to the pupils who competed so enthusiastically, in some pretty adverse conditions at times. Thanks very much to all of the staff who helped, survived the wet, and especially to Ms Binks from PL for organising and running the day.