P2F Set Out on a BIG Build Competition Journey!

Mr Flanagan has sent me the following report on work that P2F are carrying out supported by Robertson’s Construction. This sounds like a really exciting project!

P2F are lucky to be taking part in the Big Build Competition 2019, which is running throughout the country, to gather materials, plan our design and complete the construction of a local or imaginary building chosen by the pupils of P2F, using recycled materials.

Before the October holidays, a class discussion was undertaken and it was decided that we would base our building off of a castle, of which there are many in the local area (and a very famous one in Harry Potter too!).

Malcolm, Kelly and Dave the Bear from Robertson’s Construction came in to help us start our task, which was to decide what to base our castle on. We discussed 4 different castles which were:

  • Cragievar Castle (A pink castle)
  • Hogwarts
  • Dunnotar Castle
  • Castle Fraser

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With pupil voice and ownership over the project being extremely important (UNCRC article 12 I have the right to be listened to, and taken seriously.) we held a class vote on which castle we would base our design on with the winner being Hogwarts winning with 9 votes and Cragievar following with 8 votes.

We then started to sketch and design our castles with lots of deep thought and ideas coming from the class. They really enjoyed being engaged and designing their own castle!

Finally, Malcolm and Kelly took the designs to be inspected by industry professionals at Robertson’s worksites who are going to vote on for their favourite three, with the final vote coming from the class on which drawing to base our construction on!


Article 28 – Every child has the right to an education…..

Article 29 – Education must develop every child’s personality, talents and abilities to the full…..

Article 12 – Every child has the right to have a say in all matters affecting them, and to have their views to be taken seriously.

Article 13 – Every child must be free to say what they think and to seek and receive all kinds of information, as long as it is within the law.

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