Five Cross Country Medals!

Unprecedented success for all our Sciennes runners at the Edinburgh Primary Schools Sports Association (EPSSA) Cross Country event in Inverleith Park on Monday 17th March. Tom came Second in the P7 Boys’ Race, Lucia came Third and Bea Tenth in the P7 Girls’ Race, Lawson came Fifth in the P6 Boys’ Race and Cerys came Sixth in the P6 Girls’ Race. The top ten placed runners in each race received a medal: more than we have ever achieved in the past. All twenty pupils ran fantastically well on a very challenging course and we were extremely proud of their excellent behaviour and sporting attitudes. A pleasure to escort! Special mention to Callum who still managed to come Twentieth, despite injury and illness! Almost all of our pupils received placings in a competition involving more than fifty city schools. Full results will be published here in due course.

Grateful thanks to Willie Jarvie, who coaches the Running Club with Dante’s mum, as well as all the mums, dads, grandparents and siblings who came along to lend their support and cheer on all the pupils. Thank you to Mrs Beth Walker, our P.E. Specialist, who ran the event with Mr Willie French (HT and Chair of EPSSA), assisted by Mr Wallace and Mrs Nowell.

It was lovely to travel to the event with our friends at Preston Street and JGPS and we hope we can meet up with them again for some circuit training practice in the Meadows once the weather improves.

A Message from Mrs Beth Walker:

Thank you to all 56 schools who supported this event with their teams on Monday 17th March 2014 at Inverleith Park.

 All runners competed well in windy conditions.

The winners of the City of Edinburgh Shields are listed below. The 40 medals were shared between 18 schools. What a great breadth of athletic talent in our City’s schools. 

Many thanks to school marshals and our super Active Schools Co-ordinators who supported this event.

Winners of the City of Edinburgh Shields
P6 Girls
Bruntsfield Primary School
30 points
P6 Boys
Buckstone Primary School
35 points
P7 Girls
St George’s School
30 points
P7 Boys
Erskine Stewart’s Melville School
18 points

A blue Nike waistcoat was lost at the event.  Please contact St Joseph’s Primary School on 0131 443 4591 if you have found the waistcoat.

A pink age 10 anorak was left behind at the event and is now at Meadowbank Sports Centre for uplift or can be returned via the internal mail.


Medals Galore!

Dream Team with Running Club Coach Willie Jarvie

Mrs Walker awarding Tom Second Place. (Joe, Emma, Adele and Lewis cheer him on.)

HT Willie French announces Lucia achieved Third Place. (Mark, Lawson, Ailsa, Adele and Cerys congratulate.)

Cerys achieves a medal winning Sixth Place

Lawson achieves Fifth Place for Team Sciennes

Bea achieves Tenth Place 
Tom on track and out in front. Thank you very much to Mr and Mrs Ireland for the photos.
Getting ready for the off, 70!

Happy band

Mr Wallace officiated at the event

This video of the event was posted online by The Edinburgh Reporter