Joining us for Walk to School Week? Walk This Way! Pupil ECO Reps and P6 Junior Road Safety Officers have joined forces with our Parent Council School Streets and HWB Groups to promote and celebrate Living Streets Walk to School Week Tuesday 22nd May- Friday 25th May. They will be addressing Assembly on Friday … Continue reading Walk to School Week 22-25th May
We would like to invite you all to join us on our next Cycle to School event taking place on Friday 25 May. As before, we will be leaving from Kings Buildings at 8:20am, cycling down Mayfield Road and collecting everybody else en route. It has been so wonderful to see so many children and … Continue reading Cycle to School Day Friday 25th May
High Five to our three P6 JRSOs, Anna, Essie and Lyall, who were a credit to the school at a special whole day conference organised by the City of Edinburgh Council Road Safety and Living Streets Scotland at City Chambers on Wednesday 18th April 2018. Also well done for being the only JRSOs to have … Continue reading ‘Move to School’ Conference at City Chambers
Help make Scotland a cycle friendly country! Edinburgh Saturday 28th April #PoP2018 Meet at The Meadows on Saturday 28th April at 12:00 to cycle, scoot and march on closed roads down to the Scottish Parliament. All ages and abilities welcome! Join on your bike or trike, on your e-bike, or on foot. Why are we … Continue reading Pedal on Parliament Saturday 28th April
P6A pupils and Pupil ECO Group reps were delighted to have an opportunity to meet with Ms Roseanna Cunningham, MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform, on Wednesday 14th June, just ahead of the inaugural National Clean Air Day on Thursday 15th June, to share what they have been learning about air … Continue reading MSP Cabinet Secretary for the Environment and Climate Change Visits Sciennes
We are looking forward to welcoming Ms Roseanna Cunningham, Cabinet Secretary for the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform, to Sciennes on Wednesday 14th June ahead of the inaugural National Clean Air Day on Thursday 15th June. Ms Cunningham will meet P6A pupils and members of our Pupil ECO Group to find out what they … Continue reading Cabinet Secretary for the Environment to Visit Sciennes
What a great way to end Mental Health Week on Friday 12th May with members of our ECO Group and P6 pupils, led by Mr Hutchison, volunteering to make a difference to our School Grounds and local area with an Eco Schools Clean Up Scotland litter picking session, sponsored by Keep Scotland Beautiful and Greggs.Togged … Continue reading Feel Good Factor Volunteering to Litter Pick
Fourth Green ECO Schools Green Flag! Well done Team Sciennes!PUPIL ECO TEAMP4 Bethan, Catie, IslaP5 Jim, Nina, SophieP6 Michael. Faye, AliP7 Evelyn, Caitlin, LauraJRSOs Amelia, Josh and Declan Sciennes Earth Day Green Flag Assembly 21.4.17 from Sciennes Primary School On Friday 21st April at the P4-7 Assembly we reflected on 'Earth Day' (22nd April) and … Continue reading Fourth Eco-Schools Green Flag!
IDEAL is a University of Edinburgh research project investigating how smart technology can help people find ways to use less gas and electricity in the home. It uses sensors to record energy use and details like temperature and humidity, and gives feedback to help reduce energy use, while maintaining comfort and convenience. .There is no … Continue reading Take Part in IDEAL Research Project
Sciennes Citizenship P4-7 Assembly 27.1.17 from Sciennes Primary School On Friday 27th January our Assembly theme was Citizenship with a particular focus on our Pupil Eco Group's recent and planned actions in school. We were delighted to welcome Kirstin Unger from the Parent Eco Group, who works so hard to improve our school grounds, planting … Continue reading Citizenship P4-7 Assembly 27.1.17
Sciennes' ECO Team has organised a clean up campaign in the local area around the school on Friday 20th May between 12.05pm and 1pm. Meet outside the school Hall to be given a tabard, gloves, a litter picker and bin bags.Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are able to come along and help out.Thank you.
Sciennes P4-7 Earth Day Assembly 22.4.16 from SciennesPS On Friday 22nd April, we celebrated Earth Day by watching the Climate Coalition's film (scripted by Michael Morpurgo and starring Jeremy Irons) and Greenpeace's "Give the Earth a Hand" video. We also commemorated the 400th Anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare (23rd April 1616) and asked … Continue reading P4-7 Earth Day Assembly 22.4.16
Some members of our community might be interested in supporting the upcoming Friends of the Earth Scotland Climate Change march at the Meadows November 28th 12pm. "Show your colours for climate, justice & jobs. Join the worldwide movement marching for a better future. Ahead of the UN climate change negotiations in Paris, we’ll stand up … Continue reading Scotland’s Climate March 28th Nov 12pm Meadows
On Friday 25th October at P4-7 Assembly we marked One World Week by sharing how our P3 pupils have successfully led a whole school project with Mercy Corps to change 'Hope into Action.' Sciennes P4-7 One World Week Assembly 25.10.15 from SciennesPS To date, the P3 Harvest Appeal has raised a fantastic £2100 which will … Continue reading P4-7 One World Week Assembly 25.10.15
On Friday 24th April, Sciennes Primary helped launch Edinburgh Festival of Cycling 2015, with our first Cycle to School Day of the new term. Edinburgh Festival of Cycling programme.Later, P4-7 pupils at Assembly celebrated the life of John Muir and learned how small changes can have a big impact. On Earth Day, earlier in the week, … Continue reading Sciennes Helps Launch Edinburgh Festival of Cycling 2015
Sciennes' parent Nigel Douglas is posing the question to Sir Richard Branson, do you “Want to Save the Planet?” via his “Pitch to Rich 2015” competition. Nigel is Founder and CEO of Global Surface Intelligence (GSi) and seeks your help in voting for his pitch to win Virgin Business' exciting competition. Please share via social … Continue reading Pitching to Save the Planet – Vote Now
Easter Wildlife Clubs 2015Monday 13th April. The Roslin Glen Wildlife Experience 0915-1700. River dipping, raft building, ancient tree hugging, deer spotting, staff/wand carving and woodland exploration. Drop off/Pick up outside Harvey Nicks on St Andrews SquareTuesday 14th April. The Hermitage Adventure 0915-1700. Woodland fun, shelters, stream walking, hill climbing and lots of cool wildlife spotting. … Continue reading Earth Calling Easter Holiday Club
EARTH CALLING AT SCIENNESSpring is in the air! With all the new life emerging and the evenings getting longer and warmer, Earth Calling will provide the opportunity for some more great wildlife adventures next term….The club will run for 9 sessions starting on Thursday 23rd April and finishing on Thursday 25th June. There will be … Continue reading Sciennes Wildlife Club Spring to Summer 2015
To celebrate the success of receiving our third Green Flag from Eco Schools Scotland we held a special Eco Assembly on Friday 30th January. Representing last year's Eco Reps (who worked with Mr Kearton), Jessica from P7C ably took us through our Eco journey since joining Eco Schools in 2008 (when Jessica was in Primary … Continue reading P4-7 Eco Green Flag Assembly 30th January
Wonderful news today that Sciennes received our third Eco Schools Green Flag!Alastair Davidson and Briony McLaughin from Eco Schools (part of the Keep Scotland Beautiful charity) met with pupil Eco Reps on Tuesday 25th January to assess the Eco work of the school over the last two years. The children were absolutely superb and made … Continue reading Third Eco Schools Green Flag for Sciennes!
http://media.spicynodes.org/display.swf?id=67b4e86ff888c049705eadf523f2b898CLICK HERE FOR ECO PLANNING 2013-2016 which shows ECO progress to date and is being added to throughout the year.Miss Kirsty Gallagher, P3 Class Teacher, is our new Eco Leader and she has made sure our Eco Team of old and new reps has had a very productive start to the year 2014/2015.The group has … Continue reading Eco at Sciennes
Thank you to all the families who supported the Eco Team's recent Ragbag Appeal on Wednesday 5th November which raised a fantastic total of £201.40!All money raised will be used for Eco developments in the school playground, decided by the Eco Team. One suggestion is for a new Litter bin.A parent has raised concern over … Continue reading Ragbag Appeal for Playground
What an amazing response to the Eco Team's Ragbag appeal! Thank you very much to all families who donated and to our P7 helpers. All money raised will be used to contribute to Eco developments in the playground.More photographs on the Eco Team Blog.
WEDNESDAY 5th NOVEMBER ONLYDear Sciennes FamiliesWe would like to make you aware of another school Ragbag collection by the Eco Team. We will be helping with the school playground project and the Ragbag Appeal is a great way to help us raise money. You can also empty your cupboards of all unwanted clothing. Please fill … Continue reading RAG BAG APPEAL
Miss Kirsty Gallagher led a very productive meeting on Friday 24th October with reps from last year and new reps.The group has decided to maintain their work on Energy, Waste and Litter as well as tackling two new topics over the next two years:SCHOOL GROUNDSTRANSPORTCLICK HERE FOR ECO PLANNING 2013-2016 which shows ECO progress to … Continue reading ECO at Sciennes
Congratulations to our new P7 House and Sports Captains who were introduced at the P4-7 Assembly on Friday 10th October.We were pleased to welcome back Joe Alves from ChangeWorks who gave a presentation on Waste Reduction with a particular focus on Litter. Miss Gallagher, P3 Class Teacher, is our new Eco Leader and she was … Continue reading New House and Sports Captains
Congratulations to our new Eco Reps who were elected by their classmates. P3 pupils will again be working together on a separate Eco project throughout the year, so only P4-P7 Eco Reps will be involved in the Eco meetings. Miss Gallagher, P3 Class Teacher, will meet with new and old reps after the October holiday. … Continue reading New Eco Reps
The Eco Team has been effectively and tirelessly led by Mr Iain Kearton. He has been ably supported by Mrs Susan Mackay and Mrs Sally Nowell, with wonderful input from parents Phoebe and Corrine, and the entire team of pupils, staff and parents has achieved a tremendous amount this year under his direction.On 23rd May, … Continue reading ECO Team and Mr Kearton
The Council is giving away free bags of compost made from resident’s recycled garden waste to mark the return of fortnightly garden waste collections and to thank residents for using the service. The event in the South neighbourhood is on Friday 9 May, at Sciennes Primary School from 12.05 until stocks run out.Officers will be on hand to provide information about … Continue reading Free compost available on 9 May at Sciennes School from noon