Pupils make Cinderella coach as part of pantomine challenge

Faye (P3/4)with Lauren (P4/5)
Faye (P3/4)with Lauren (P4/5)

Before the Christmas holiday, pupils at Meiklemill Primary were busy getting to grips with a technology challenge as part of the annual panto, Cinderella.

The school went to see the panto the previous week and held various creative sessions as part of the show to further the children’s learning at the school.

Arron (P2/3), Finlay (P5), Craig (P4), Allana (P7), Emma (P1) and Alisha (P6)

Arron (P2/3), Finlay (P5), Craig (P4), Allana (P7), Emma (P1) and Alisha (P6)

Head teacher Marlene Johnston said that the school “thoughtfully enjoyed the show”.

She told the Times: “It was just fabulous – we went in three bus loads and the children absolutely loved it. The whole school had fun from beginning to end.”

To tie in with the panto, the school held its own technology challenge in the theme of Cinderella’s Coach, where teams of children in various age groups tackled different tasks.

Deputy head teacher Lorna Keith said: “In September, the children made a Commonwealth baton with a light-up mechanism.

“This time, we wanted to advance that by having the children make their own light- up mechanisms by making a cuboid and using the crocodile clips, bulbs and batteries.

“It encourages time management, cooperation, and learning.”