Sciennes Summer Fundraiser – Year of Green Action Fair

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We are extremely pleased that so many families and members of our community joined us for our annual Summer Fair. Our dedicated staff and volunteers arrived at the school bright and early to set up for the day. A very generous donation from Victor Hugo’s of hot bacon and egg rolls arrived mid-way for an energy boost. A big thanks to Janitor Mr Reid for being on hand to help set up.

At 12pm we kicked off. The Green Team set up informative workshops in our nature strip, we had a stall raising awareness of our Clean Air campaign as well as Sciennes’ own tiniest entrepreneur Scarlet Carr selling homemade lemonade and putting their maths skills to the test working out their customers’ change. A great group of Primary 3 girls ran a beauty stall, giving clients excellent makeovers.

Thanks to the generous donations of our families, the toy and book stalls were bursting at the seams. Two Primary 5 Dads Darren and Maciej were ‘wheeling’ and dealing at our second-hand bike and scooter stall.

We were delighted to be joined by local business The Refillery who, with generous donations from their local suppliers had an amazing array of organic and eco-friendly products on sale. They also had a really great plastic recycling quiz on the day. Congrats to Louis in P7 who won the prize.

We had wonderful mother and daughter team Seeta and Aditi, with Tabiya from Mendhi Henna doing the most wonderful henna designs throughout the fair. They were kept very busy throughout the day. We were delighted to have Dagna and Sandra providing amazing eco-crafts for families, making bug hotels and rock painting. Our circular economy uniform and badge stalls were really popular.

I hope you all managed to visit our café, led by Justyna and Kate to keep everyone hydrated and who make an excellent cup of tea. Once again we were unbelievably impressed by the standard of baking donated to the school. A huge thanks to Susan for organising.

This year we had the biggest and most impressive plant stall to date, run by Caroline and her family. The selection was astonishing and Caroline was on hand to give buyers all of the advice they need in caring for their plants.

Our raffle did incredibly well both online and during the fair. Well done to our Tombola stall who managed to sell out. Thanks to all involved and to everyone who took part.

Our food was donated from Sainsbury’s Newington and Sainsbury’s Causewayside. Pizzas were supplied by Papa John’s Newington. Our gratitude goes to our super kitchen team who worked really hard and kept everyone fed!

Primary 5 pupils worked hard before the fair and managed to produce a tremendous 19 stalls and activities on the day. With everything from homemade hair accessories, a coconut shy, laser tag, rainforest games, vegan food stall, hair designs, homemade candy floss and slime making. We could not be prouder of their efforts. The money raised from the fair will be split between donations to the school and donations to a charity tackling a social issue close to their hearts. A massive thank you to all of the Primary 5 teachers for their hard work.

Sciennes Football Club joined us on the day, as did the school Photography Club to raise money for their clubs. Well done to Laura and her amazing ice cream stall and to Chris and his Prosecco team.

We thank you all for coming along.

We hold these events to raise much needed funds for our school. The money raised throughout the year helps provide additional opportunities for the children, essential equipment and materials as well as making sure that all pupils at Sciennes has equality of opportunity.

With your support we have managed to raise an impressive £5,000!

Fran Armour, Convenor Events And Fundraising Group, Parent Council