On Friday 26th August at the P4-7 Assembly, we reminded children how all the adults at Sciennes aim to ‘Get It Right’ for their health and wellbeing using SHANARRI. We talked about ways to remember what the letters SHANARRI stand for – Safe, Healthy, Achieving, Nurtured, Active, Respected, Responsible and Included and tested some of the teachers! Some pupils prefer to write or to draw pictures or to repeat aloud to memorise things and one method we used was to sing Hopscotch’s song about SHANARRI.
Mr Tom Scott, Active Schools Co-ordinator for James Gillespie’s High School Cluster, gave a presentation to the children about the benefits of taking part in sport and told us about all the amazing sporting clubs that are now available for booking online:
ACTIVE SCHOOLS CLUBS AT SCIENNES
ACTIVE SCHOOLS CLUBS AT JAMES GILLESPIE’S HIGH SCHOOL
https://www.joininedinburgh.org/venue/271 (Click on Active Schools activities)
Ms French encouraged everyone to complete the Tesco Summer Reading Challenge at their local library by Saturday 3rd September and to let Mrs Noble know who manages to complete the challenge to read six books from their local library.
We also revisited Sciennes School Rules and how they help keep us safe. As a health promoting school, we welcome parental support in not sending in sweet treats to celebrate birthdays, partly because some of our children have allergies but also to reduce sugar intake.
Next week, we are really fortunate to have a very special visitor joining us at both P1-3 and P4-7 Assemblies. Tam Baillie, Scotland’s Commissioner for Children and Young People, is coming to Sciennes to speak to all the children on Friday 2nd September and we are very much looking forward to welcoming him.