Monthly Archives: March 2017

Evette Wins!!!!!!!!!

Dear Mr McCallum,

I am delighted to inform you that the Daviot Primary School portfolio submitted by Evette MacAskill came first in the intermediate section of our regional competition. Evette’s photographs will now be going forward to the next level.

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Well done, Evette!

No Final but Still Funtastic!”

Unfortunately, we didn’t make the final of the Raspberry Pi Competition this year. Only three primary schools were shortlisted from the whole of the UK, and I think we came pretty close. Check out the feedback below:

Well done on making it this far into the competition! The judges were extremely impressed with the creative thinking behind your innovation and the dedication gone into completing such outstanding inventions…

As always, the judges have taken the time to give individual feedback for your projects.

Daviot Team 1: This invention looks great – it is universal, multi-sensory and the team’s own and unique product. The background to this innovation was well presented and clearly a lot of research and learning went into the development of the awesome and nifty little robot. The invention itself was a polished final product and we loved the interchangeable ‘shells’ to give the robot personality. All in all, a brilliant entry.

Daviot Team 2: An original idea realised into a fantastic final product. The supporting documentation was well structured and it is evident that design and prototyping were key to successful delivery – an excellent demonstration of agile development principles. It would have been great to see more of the ‘inner workings’ of the device and also what more the user could do with the device, possible extensions etc., but no marks were lost for this – we were just very intrigued! We loved the team passion that is demonstrated throughout – the laughter at the end of the video is contagious! A brilliant submission from team Piperdrive and we strongly encourage them to keep developing their ideas.

Great Garage!

I knew Daniel loved his cars, but I had no idea Yvie was such a petrol head too! Earlier today, she was telling me about how a Porsche had beaten a Bugatti Veyron in a race – and a supercharged Land Rover had beaten them both! The conversations you have with children when you’re travelling on a bus! Brilliant! Ha-ha!