What a Party!

Thank you to all the families, pupils and staff for a magnificent celebration of Sciennes’ 120th Anniversary on Friday 1st June. A huge amount of planning and organisation ensured the day was a wonderful success. It was an exciting start for the children as they arrived to see parents had strung their bunting from early morning. An army of parents generously baked and iced cupcakes for each of our 640 pupils and Mr John Reid, our Service Support Officer, built a fabulous perspex tiered cake stand. Callum Stark’s mum had a baking blister from dedicated creaming! Each pupil had an ice pole to enjoy during a whole school playtime in a playground specially extended for the day by the street closure. Thank you to parent Claire Wheeler from the Sciennes School Council Communications Group for suggesting and arranging the street closure. Azfar was presented with a remote control car at Assembly for his winning school motto “Believe. Achieve” and all staff sported House coloured t-shirts bearing the new motto. These are available to buy for Sports Day for Grange, Lauder, Sienna and Tantallon Houses . Azfar unveiled the new school plaque with Secretary Mrs Ann Atkinson and her grandson, Charlie. The sun shone as forecast and it was wonderful to see so many families enjoying picnics together. Haddows Delicatessen provided a delicious buffet lunch for Sciennes’ staff which we were also able to share with families. Mrs Watson’s husband’s band kicked off the party in style and Mr Howie made a splendid DJ with carefully selected songs from time periods throughout the history of the school. A whole school community team effort, but particular thanks to Ms Shona Pearmain and Ms Angela Christie for co-ordinating the memorable event and to Mrs Noble for putting into place and overseeing the entire project. Photographs of the day will be shared in due course.

Each year group has contributed to a timeline display in the Hall. The timeline is narrated here by Sergi P2 (Victorians) Sophie P3 (1920s), Sanaa, Rameen and Lewis P7 (1940s) Finn and Sophie P4 (1960s) Danny and Kirsty P5 (The Noughties) Amelie, Lucy and Sam P1 (The Present) and Eden P6 (The Future).

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