Fantastic news, confirmed by the Parent Council, that the Sciennes School Community has raised an ambitious, incredible target of £55 000 this year, demonstrating that together we truly can Achieve when we Believe. This sum will be match funded by SportScotland to transform completely our playground for our current pupils and many more to come.
Well done all and thank you!
The pounds and the pennies have been counted and it is official: the playground fundraising target HAS BEEN MET. In the space of 10 months the Sciennes community raised an incredible £55,000 towards the playground – and the school successfully applied for SportScotland funding to match this pound for pound. The total amount raised by the Parent Council and Friends of Sciennes School Trust this year (including non-playground fundraising) is £57,489. In addition to the playground, spending has included eco activity, trip and club subsidies, swimming, cycling and the pupil water cooler. Both the PC and FSS have ensured adequate contingency funds are in place and so are in good shape for the school year ahead. The school is waiting to hear back from the City of Edinburgh Council as the tendering process to establish who will carry out the playground works is underway. We should hear soon as regards when the playground work will start. Thank you everyone for the phenomenal support and effort this year. Believe, achieve!