Comedian Patrick Monahan at Sciennes!

What a wonderful start to the new session to welcome celebrated and legendary comedian Patrick Monahan to the P4-7 Assembly on Friday 19th August. Patrick inspired our pupils with his sparkling tales about his own experiences of running and then joined most of the upper school for a Daily Mile run in the Meadows.

It was joyful to hear the children’s laughter in Assembly. Patrick had them in the palm of his hand in the Hall and also later in the Meadows where he led a warm up session before the run. We are so grateful to him for giving up his time to inspire our pupils to be all they can be and to Believe they can Achieve. Thank you also to former Pupil Support Assistant, Rachel Inglis, who kindly contacted Patrick for us and joined us for the morning.

“So lovely to see everyone at Sciennes yesterday. It will always be a special place for me. Thank you for giving me and Patrick such a lovely welcome. We both had a brilliant time. Patrick says…&quote :Thanks for a great assembly and run out today, that was one of my favourite days at school. It was never that much fun when I was at school! 
Hopefully see you all soon, Miss Inglis and Patrick x”

Patrick’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe evening show at The Gilded Balloon, Teviot – “That 80s Show” is recommended for 12+ but he is also running a children’s show – “Pub Quiz for Kids”, again at the Gilded Balloon, Teviot, which is for age 5 and upwards, at 2.30pm on 19th, 20th and 21st August and from 23rd-28th August.  Come along and win a unicorn! We highly recommend!

Thank you, Patrick, for inspiring us, spreading happiness and laughter and for being so gracious with your time with all the children.

Miss Inglis, Patrick Monahan and Mr Howie
Lovely to welcome back Miss Ingis who runs regularly with Patrick
Patrick Monahan leads the first Sciennes Assembly of the new session!

Children and staff loved hearing Patrick Monahan’s funny stories about running

Patrick Monahan and Miss Inglis lead a warm up session

Patrick Monahan and Miss Inglis lead an extra special Daily Mile in the Meadows