Sciennes Primary School opened in 1892 and this year marks our 125th Anniversary.
Sciennes celebrated its 120th Anniversary on June 1st 2012 with a birthday party for 640 pupils and their families. The street was closed and families were invited to bring their own picnic. Throughout that year we welcomed back many former pupils and staff who kindly contributed their memories to our online books. An informal reunion was held for former staff and it was wonderful to welcome back so many dear friends of the school. To commemorate the anniversary, an online history was created as well as six instalments of an eBook available in iTunes (see link above).
The text in the above Google Doc was restructured with interactive content – photographs, audio, video, animations – and is available in six instalments for free download through iTunes and iBooks. Thank you to all former and current pupils, staff and friends of Sciennes for their contributions and to Sciennes’ parent and author Mary Turner Thomson for all her endeavours in bringing the school’s history to life in these digital publications. She worked tirelessly on our behalf to reproduce all the material collated during our anniversary celebrations in interactive formats on the iPad and we hope you enjoy the timelines, quizzes and videos featuring Sciennes pupils.
CLICK HERE A Dozen Decades at Sciennes to access six instalments on the history of Sciennes, available in iTunes.
Happy birthday, Sciennes!