The Breadwinner Bakery at P4-7 Assembly 4.11.16

Mrs Noble thanks The Breadwinner Bakery and Scotmid Co-operative

Mrs Noble welcomed back to Sciennes the family behind long established local artisan business “The Breadwinner Baker”  – Sean McVey, wife Lesley and son Kris  – to thank them for the extraordinary opportunity they provided for current P5B class last year.

Scotmid Co-operative and The Breadwinner Bakery generously donate proceeds of £607.50 to Sciennes

The McVeys and their team, generously supported and sponsored by Scotmid Co-operative, helped our pupils learn so much about baking and breadmaking, create their own loaves and muffins, advertise them then they actually sold winning team recipes in our local Scotmid Co-operative, with all proceeds to school!

The family returned to Sciennes on Friday 4th November and generously donated an incredible £607.50 to school! Thank you to all the Sciennes’ families who supported the project in buying produce. Such an exciting, memorable and commendable project and Mrs Noble thanked all involved wholeheartedly on behalf of the school. Former teacher Lesley and pupil Nina Peden spoke to all the children about the project and Lesley noted that from a range of options each team of pupils had elected to use wholemeal flour in their own recipes.

Nina tells everyone about the amazing Breadwinner Bakery project

Lesley McVey from The Breadwinner Bakery

This is what The McVeys say about their company:

At The Breadwinner Bakery we’re passionate about baking. Since 1973 our master craftsmen bakers have been baking in Edinburgh – kneading and shaping dough by hand. We prefer to use traditional, simple methods and allow time to naturally enhance our products, rather than adding anything that would change the quality or flavour of our breads. We’re proud of our heritage – and work hard to supply breads, cakes and pastries that are locally made, freshly baked and full of flavour.

Sciennes’ Muffins and Loaves went on sale on International Picnic Day and provided the perfect produce for Eco Schools’ One Planet Picnic campaign.

You can read more about this extraordinary project partnership with The Breadwinner Bakery on the P5 Class Page of our website:

Breadwinner Loaves and Muffins on sale!
Breadwinner Bakery Session One
Breadwinner Bakery Session Two

Mr Howie gave a presentation on forthcoming Remembrance Day and explained reasons why and how poppies are used as well as commenting on recent controversy around wearing poppies. P7 pupils will again be accepting donations for poppies this week until next Friday.

Mr Howie talks about Remembrance

P4 pupils Joseph, Molly, Scarlet, Cara and Rosie performed a dance they have choreographed themselves, extremely admirably given that an oversight led it to being without music! Well done to them all for carrying on and they will perform it again – this time with musical accompaniment! – at our next Assembly on Friday 25th November.

More P4 stars – Elsie, Suzanna, Cara and Petra – performed a clapping routine (for added danger, with eyes closed). We congratulated P6 pupil Arwen on achieving a gold medal in a recent Diving competition.

Messages from the Lothian Fire and Police Services about bonfire and fireworks safety were explained. Our P6 Junior Road Safety Officers (JRSOs) – Amelia, Declan and Josh – will take the lead at our next Assembly on 25th November.