Small Steps Pupils Step up to the PodiumAndy Gray, Head of Schools with Sciennes Eco Team and Mr KeartonOn Wednesday 30th April schools who took part in a pilot of the Small Steps campaign were invited to City Chambers to receive an official thank you for the work they have done on saving energy.Pupils from … Continue reading Eco Team: Small Steps Campaign
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Join Earth Hour Saturday 29th March by switching off your lights between 8.30pm-9.30pm.#BeBrilliant in ScotlandUsing social media to call for actions on climate change through public transport, housing & renewables. “Across Scotland, national monuments, castles, buildings and even ships are going dark – we’ve even got the royal seal of approval with the Royal Yacht … Continue reading Earth Hour Saturday 29th March 8.30pm- 9.30pm
Our Eco team, led by Mr Kearton and Mrs Mackay, raised an amazing £113.60 from their recent Ragbag appeal. Thank you to all families who kindly donated and supported our Recycling efforts. The money will be used for school resources.
The Eco Team and Mr Kearton would like to thank all the families who responded to their request to fill Rag Bags with unwanted clothes and textiles.
Having a Spring Clean? Sciennes Primary is holding a rag bag collection on Wednesday 12th March.Our eco-group and Mr Kearton have created this short ad to promote rag bag recycling in school. We hope you like it!//player.vimeo.com/video/88420452 This is a good opportunity to give your wardrobe a spring clean as the warmer weather approaches, and … Continue reading ECO Rag Bag Collection Wednesay 12th March
The Eco Committee, Mr Kearton, Mrs Mackay and Mrs Nowell would like to thank the Sciennes families who stayed back after school on Friday 29th November to support their Clean Up campaign.Children from P1 to P7 enthusiastically wielded litter pickers and bin bags supplied by the Council and Keeping Scotland Beautiful.With everyone's help one of … Continue reading Keeping Sciennes Beautiful
Sciennes’ new energy watchdogs are taking the lead in improving our school’s impact on the environment. Starting during Switch off fortnight, our watchdogs are encourage staff and pupils to make simple energy savings by: turning off lights and electrical equipment when they are not needed, and heating classrooms sensibly by adjusting radiators rather than opening … Continue reading Energy Watchdogs
Our eco-committee is enthusiastically supporting Edinburgh's Clean Up day of action on 29 November, and invites all children from P1 to P7 to bring a parent or carer along and take part!Litter can be a problem in our school grounds. A constant frustration for our many ecologically-minded children is that a good deal of the litter we … Continue reading Keeping Sciennes Beautiful
Congratulations to our new Eco Reps who were elected by their classmates. This year P3 pupils will be working together leading a separate Eco project throughout the year, so only P4-P7 Eco Reps will be involved in the whole school meetings. Mr Kearton and Mrs Nowell met with new and old reps on Friday 25th … Continue reading Eco Reps
Tackling waste at lunch timeAn exciting new recycling scheme is set to be piloted in four Edinburgh schools. Food waste is to be collected and recycled to help reach the Scottish Government’s environmental targets. The trial will to help find out how much food waste there is in our schools. Pentland and Sciennes Primaries have … Continue reading Sciennes Recycling Food Waste Pilot
Without even stepping off once, Brianna successfully unicycled 2500m across the Forth Road Bridge on Sunday 16th June to raise funds for and awareness of the Plant for the Planet global initiative, begun six years ago by now 13 year old Felix.In March 2013 Sciennes hosted the third Academy of Climate Ambassadors to take place … Continue reading Brianna Succeeds in Unicycle Challenge
On Friday 14th June many of our pupils and staff sported some crazy hairdos and hats all in aid of Ms Gregson, the Eco Group and P5B's Plant for the Planet fundraiser. Plant for the Planet is a worldwide initiative with the intention of planting one million trees in every country. Ms Pearmain, Mrs Barker … Continue reading Crazy Hat, Crazy Hair Day for Plant for the Planet
Primary 5B and Ms Gregson are organising a 'Crazy Hat, Crazy Hair Day on Friday 14th June to raise funds for Plant for the Planet. Donations of between 20p and £1.00 on the day. P5B gave a fantastic presentation at the P4-7 Assembly on Friday explaining the event and the P4P worldwide initiative to combat … Continue reading Crazy Hat, Crazy Hair Day Friday 14th June
On June 16th 2013 at 10:30 a.m., P5 Climate Justice Ambassador Brianna, will unicycle the Forth Road Bridge across the Firth of Forth. The suspension bridge has a length of 2,500 metres. You can support Brianna in her challenge at betterplace.orghttps://www.betterplace.org/en/projects/13521-forth-road-bridge-unicycle-challenge/widgetPrimary 5B and Ms Gregson are organising a 'Crazy Hat, Crazy Hair Day on Friday … Continue reading Brianna Unicycle Fundraiser for Plant for the Planet
CLICK ON THIS LINK TO VIEW PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE EVENT On Wednesday 10th April, Eco Teachers Alison Mackintosh, Sandra Gregson and Iain Kearton with nine Eco Pupil reps from P5-P7 and pupils from P5B welcomed 4 Eco pupil reps from Tollcross, James Gillespie's, Preston Street and Bruntsfield Primary schools to a Plant for the Planet event … Continue reading ECO – Plant for the Planet
The Edinburgh Green Trust are working with some of our P4s in our Eco garden planting strawberries, red currants and rhubarb.