Buddying Events Expressive Arts Technologies

Pirate Ship Challenge!

The challenge: To use plastic bottles and an assortment of other materials to build a pirate ship that would float in water. 

Working with our ‘buddies’ we discussed the best ways to complete this task. The competition was fierce! 

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There was some excellent teamwork between older and younger pupils. The finished results were not only very different but cleverly creative!

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Float or Sink? The competition Begins!

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Outside in the playground the test begins.  Will our ships float and win …..or capsize and sink! 

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We competed against each other and the youngest buddy had the task of blowing the ship across the tub of water.  Amid much cheering and laughter, Mrs Berry and Mrs Small had the difficult task of judging the pirate ships.

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The winner was declared at the end of the contest. Well done to Olivia and Kelsey!

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Little and Large Cooking Final

Having won the cluster ‘Little and Large’ cooking competition Euan and Lauren were through to the final. They did fantastically well and were awarded second place!  Well done! All of us at Elphinstone Primary are very proud of you! 


Lauren and Euan returning to school with their winning dishes and prizes.

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Cooking Winners!

Well done to Lauren and Euan who won the Cluster heats for the Little & Large Cookery Competition on Thursday!


I think everyone enjoyed the afternoon and it was great to see the pupils so interested in cooking. Lauren and Euan Elphinstone are now through to the final in Preston Lodge on Thursday the 26th of May! We wish them the best of luck.

Team Elphinstone


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New P5/6/7 Class Make Fantastic Dens

The new P5/6/7 class got together in teams this morning to build a variety of dens as part of the National Save the Children’s Den Day!
Thanks to friends and family for your generous sponsorship and for providing children with suncream and some materials.
Well done to all groups for your brilliant team work and fantastic designs. The children learnt a lot and had a fabulous time. The other new classes came to try out the dens after break and P3/4 voted Lauren, Alicia and Logan’s to be their particular favourite as it had a door.
Please send in any sponsor money by the end of next week.
Dens on PhotoPeach


Explore Outer Space

For homework P3/4/5 were asked to design and build a space vehicle.
What a fantastic display of your creativity. Well done everybody!
Space vehicles on PhotoPeach