Glenrothes pupils’ ‘Titanic’ shipbuilding efforts praised

P7 pupils with their Titanic sculptures. Pictures by Fife Photo Agency.
P7 pupils with their Titanic sculptures. Pictures by Fife Photo Agency.
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The pupils of a Glenrothes primary school have been praised for their efforts after being set a ‘titanic’ task as part of a class project.

The P6 and P7 pupils of Pitteuchar East Primary School have ‘made waves’ after ‘channel-ing’ their efforts into creating a number of models of the stricken liner that sunk with the loss of an estimated 1500 lives on April 15, 1912.

Twins Hana and Sara Saeed with their design.

Twins Hana and Sara Saeed with their design.

The youngsters were learning about the historic tragedy as part of a multi-disciplinary learning project and were required to build their own interpretation of one aspect of the famous passenger liner at home.

Head teacher Jennifer Knussen told the Gazette the pupils deserved a “huge amount of praise” for producing some of what she said was the best class work she had ever seen.

“The detail and effort that went into the work left me and my staff staggered,” said Jennifer.

“We even had two pupils who decided to recreate the titanic in the form of a baked cake which was fantastic, though they have long since been eaten”, she added.

The pupils also researched the facts surrounding the Titanic’s sinking for themselves and produced a range of other

work to complete the project.