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WoW! We Met Joe Irvin CEO Living Streets UK!
  After Assembly, on Friday 18th May 2018, our JRSOs, ECO Reps, parent Anna Salman, Angela Christie, Miss McGrouther, Mr
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Walk to School Week 22-25th May
Joining us for Walk to School Week? Walk This Way!   Pupil ECO Reps and P6 Junior Road Safety Officers
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Cycle to School Day Friday 25th May
We would like to invite you all to join us on our next Cycle to School event taking place on
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Take A Moment Assemblies
On Friday 4th May we continued with our current HWB topic ‘Take A Moment’ from City of Edinburgh’s ‘Be Resilient’
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Take A Moment Assembly 27.4.18
On Friday 27th April 2018 we introduced pupils to the latest CEC HWB programme topic ‘Take A Moment‘ which we
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School Streets Volunteers
Can you spare some time to volunteer in support of our School Streets initiative where roads around the school have
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‘Move to School’ Conference at City Chambers
High Five to our three P6 JRSOs, Anna, Essie and Lyall, who were a credit to the school at a
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Pedal on Parliament Saturday 28th April
Help make Scotland a cycle friendly country! Edinburgh Saturday 28th April  #PoP2018 Meet at The Meadows on Saturday 28th April
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Cycle to School Day Friday 27th April
Wonderful that P6 Class Teacher Ms Jenni McGrouther is taking up the Cycle to School torch from Ms Christie! Hugely
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Think Global, Act Local #showthelove
Sciennes Think Global, Act Local Assembly 2.2.18 from Sciennes Primary School On Friday 2nd February we were delighted to welcome
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Pupils Take the Lead!
Sciennes ‘Take the Lead! P4-7 Assembly 17.11.17 from Sciennes Primary School On Friday 17th November we celebrated the many ways
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MSP Cabinet Secretary for the Environment and Climate Change Visits Sciennes
P6A pupils and Pupil ECO Group reps were delighted to have an opportunity to meet with Ms Roseanna Cunningham, MSP,
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Take the Pledge on Clean Air Day!
As you may be aware this Thursday (15th) is the first National Clean Air Day which coincides with Cycle to
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Edinburgh Youth Social Action Summit for JGHS Cluster P6 Pupils
We are tremendously excited about an upcoming return visit to Sciennes on Thursday 15th June from WE Movement, again kindly
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Cabinet Secretary for the Environment to Visit Sciennes
We are looking forward to welcoming Ms Roseanna Cunningham, Cabinet Secretary for the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform, to
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Feel Good Factor Volunteering to Litter Pick
What a great way to end Mental Health Week on Friday 12th May with members of our ECO Group and
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Fourth Eco-Schools Green Flag!
Fourth Green ECO Schools Green Flag! Well done Team Sciennes! PUPIL ECO TEAMP4 Bethan, Catie, IslaP5 Jim, Nina, SophieP6 Michael.
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Fairtrade and Get Ready for Red Nose Day Assembly
Sciennes Fairtrade P4-7 Assembly 3.3.17 from Sciennes Primary School On Friday 3rd March we held a Fairtrade Assembly to highlight
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Take Part in IDEAL Research Project
IDEAL is a University of Edinburgh research project investigating how smart technology can help people find ways to use less
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Citizenship P4-7 Assembly 27.1.17
Sciennes Citizenship P4-7 Assembly 27.1.17 from Sciennes Primary School On Friday 27th January our Assembly theme was Citizenship with a
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Dr Martin Luther King Assembly
Sciennes MLK P4-7 Assembly 13.1.17 from Sciennes Primary School On Friday 13th January we learned about the extraordinary life of
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‘WE Free the Children’ Returning to Sciennes!
We are tremendously excited about an upcoming return visit to Sciennes on Wednesday 7th December from WE Free the Children,
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P3 Led Foodbank Harvest Appeal P1-3 Assembly WE Scare Hunger
  Thank you to all our families for such generous support of the P3 led whole school Central and North
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P3 Led Foodbank Appeal WE Scare Hunger Assembly
Sciennes WE Scare Hunger Foodbank Assembly 28.10.2016 from Sciennes Primary School On Friday 28th October 2016, Ewan from Edinburgh Central
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P4-7 Foodbank Assembly
P4-7 Foodbank Assembly 14.10.2016 from Sciennes Primary School On Friday 14th October Mrs Noble led the P4-7 Assembly and told
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#globalgoalsweek P4-7 Assembly 23.9.16
Sciennes Primary Global Goals Week Assembly 23.9.16 from Sciennes Primary School  On Friday 23rd September 2016 at the P4-7 Assembly
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GIRFEC P4-7 Assembly 26.8.16
Sciennes GIRFEC P4-7 Assembly 25.8.16 from Sciennes Primary School On Friday 26th August at the P4-7 Assembly, we reminded children
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Sciennes P4B Breadwinner Bakery’s Loaf and Muffin on Sale at Scotmid!
Have you noticed P4B’s posters advertising their very own loaves and muffins at Scotmid stores?  P4B’s own recipe specially made
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Clean Up Litter Pick Friday 20th May 12.05pm-1.00pm
Sciennes’ ECO Team has organised a clean up campaign in the local area around the school on Friday 20th May
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P4-7 Earth Day Assembly 22.4.16
Sciennes P4-7 Earth Day Assembly 22.4.16 from SciennesPS  On Friday 22nd April, we celebrated Earth Day by watching the Climate
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Parent Council Support for Swim and Cycle Aims
For many years it has been our ambition to ensure that each of our children can cycle and swim by
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Make a Difference Award of £250!
Sciennes is one of six city schools taking part in a City of Edinburgh pilot project to raise awareness of
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Make A Difference and Sport Relief Assembly 18.3.16
Sciennes Make A Difference and Sport Relief Assembly 18.3.16 from SciennesPS Pattie Santelices and Ms Anstruther present at Assembly  
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Philanthropy: Mr Howie’s P4-7 Assembly 11.3.16
Mr Howie led our P4-7 Assembly on Friday 11th March, cleverly linking recent learning in P5 Old Edinburgh, P6 Jacobites,
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Waste Week P4-7 Assembly 4.3.16
Arleen Sinclair, ChangeWorks On Friday 4th March at Assembly, Arleen Sinclair from ChangeWorks successfully challenged P4-7 pupils to think about
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SHANARRI Health and Wellbeing P4-7 Assembly
On Friday 26th February 2016, House Captains helped explain SHANARRI and what we all need to be healthy and well.
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School Streets Pilot Update
On Friday 20th November, Cameron Rose, Conservative Councillor for Southside/Newington, Edinburgh, posted information about the School Streets pilot on his
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Scotland’s Climate March 28th Nov 12pm Meadows
Some members of our community might be interested in supporting the upcoming Friends of the Earth Scotland Climate Change march
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Road Safety Week 23rd-29th November
The theme for this year’s Brake’s Road Safety Week is ‘Drive less, live more.’ Our School Streets pilot continues (see
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P4-7 One World Week Assembly 25.10.15
On Friday 25th October at P4-7 Assembly we marked One World Week by sharing how our P3 pupils have successfully
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P3 Syrian Harvest Apppeal with Mercy Corps
P3 present at Assemblies On Thursday 1st October Victoria Telford from Mercy Corps came to both P1-3 and P4-7 Assemblies
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Global Goals Assembly 25.9.15
On Friday 25th September at the P4-7 Assembly we marked the United Nations’ adoption of the Global Goals for Sustainable
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P4-7 Assembly: Global Goal 4
On Friday 18th September at the P4-7 Assembly we learned more about our new school wide project “Rights Respecting Schools”
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Sciennes Helps Launch Edinburgh Festival of Cycling 2015
On Friday 24th April, Sciennes Primary helped launch Edinburgh Festival of Cycling 2015, with our first Cycle to School Day
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Pitching to Save the Planet – Vote Now
Sciennes’ parent Nigel Douglas is posing the question to Sir Richard Branson, do you “Want to Save the Planet?” via
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Earth Calling Easter Holiday Club
Easter Wildlife Clubs 2015 Monday 13th April. The Roslin Glen Wildlife Experience 0915-1700. River dipping, raft building, ancient tree hugging,
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Sciennes Wildlife Club Spring to Summer 2015
EARTH CALLING AT SCIENNES Spring is in the air! With all the new life emerging and the evenings getting longer
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Earth Hour 28th March 2015 8.30pm
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P4-7 Eco Green Flag Assembly 30th January
  To celebrate the success of receiving our third Green Flag from Eco Schools Scotland we held a special Eco
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Third Eco Schools Green Flag for Sciennes!
Wonderful news today that Sciennes received our third Eco Schools Green Flag! Alastair Davidson and Briony McLaughin from Eco Schools
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Eco at Sciennes
http://media.spicynodes.org/display.swf?id=67b4e86ff888c049705eadf523f2b898 CLICK HERE FOR ECO PLANNING 2013-2016 which shows ECO progress to date and is being added to throughout the
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Ragbag Appeal for Playground
Thank you to all the families who supported the Eco Team’s recent Ragbag Appeal on Wednesday 5th November which raised
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Ragbag Appeal
What an amazing response to the Eco Team’s Ragbag appeal! Thank you very much to all families who donated and
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RAG BAG APPEAL
WEDNESDAY 5th NOVEMBER ONLY Dear Sciennes Families We would like to make you aware of another school Ragbag collection by
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ECO at Sciennes
Miss Kirsty Gallagher led a very productive meeting on Friday 24th October with reps from last year and new reps.
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New House and Sports Captains
Congratulations to our new P7 House and Sports Captains who were introduced at the P4-7 Assembly on Friday 10th October.
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New Eco Reps
Congratulations to our new Eco Reps who were elected by their classmates. P3 pupils will again be working together on
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ECO Team and Mr Kearton
The Eco Team has been effectively and tirelessly led by Mr Iain Kearton. He has been ably supported by Mrs
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Free compost available on 9 May at Sciennes School from noon
The Council is giving away free bags of compost made from resident’s recycled garden waste to mark the return of
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Eco Team: Small Steps Campaign
Small Steps Pupils Step up to the Podium Andy Gray, Head of Schools with Sciennes Eco Team and Mr Kearton
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Eco Schools at Sciennes 2012-2014
Click here to see SpicyNodes Mindmap of Sciennes Eco 2012-2014 http://media.spicynodes.org/display.swf?id=2101594de91e8e4792015fe043137d75&nodemapID=501695
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Earth Hour Saturday 29th March 8.30pm- 9.30pm
Join Earth Hour Saturday 29th March by switching off your lights between 8.30pm-9.30pm. #BeBrilliant in Scotland Using social media to
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Eco Rag Bags
Our Eco team, led by Mr Kearton and Mrs Mackay, raised an amazing £113.60 from their recent Ragbag appeal. Thank
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Thank you from the Eco Team!
The Eco Team and Mr Kearton would like to thank all the families who responded to their request to fill
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ECO Rag Bag Collection Wednesay 12th March
Having a Spring Clean? Sciennes Primary is holding a rag bag collection on Wednesday 12th March. Our eco-group and Mr
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Keeping Sciennes Beautiful
The Eco Committee, Mr Kearton, Mrs Mackay and Mrs Nowell would like to thank the Sciennes families who stayed back
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Energy Watchdogs
Sciennes’ new energy watchdogs are taking the lead in improving our school’s impact on the environment.   Starting during Switch
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Keeping Sciennes Beautiful
Our eco-committee is enthusiastically supporting Edinburgh’s Clean Up day of action on 29 November, and invites all children from P1 to P7
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Eco Reps
Congratulations to our new Eco Reps who were elected by their classmates. This year P3 pupils will be working together
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Sciennes Recycling Food Waste Pilot
Tackling waste at lunch time An exciting new recycling scheme is set to be piloted in four Edinburgh schools. Food
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Brianna Succeeds in Unicycle Challenge
Without even stepping off once, Brianna successfully unicycled 2500m across the Forth Road Bridge on Sunday 16th June to raise
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Crazy Hat, Crazy Hair Day for Plant for the Planet
On Friday 14th June many of our pupils and staff sported some crazy hairdos and hats all in aid of
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Crazy Hat, Crazy Hair Day Friday 14th June
  Primary 5B and Ms Gregson are organising a ‘Crazy Hat, Crazy Hair Day on Friday 14th June to raise
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Brianna Unicycle Fundraiser for Plant for the Planet
  On June 16th 2013 at 10:30 a.m., P5 Climate Justice Ambassador Brianna, will unicycle the Forth Road Bridge across
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ECO – Plant for the Planet
CLICK ON THIS LINK TO VIEW PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE EVENT  On Wednesday 10th April, Eco Teachers Alison Mackintosh, Sandra Gregson
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Sciennes Eco Garden
The Edinburgh Green Trust are working with some of our P4s in our Eco garden planting strawberries, red currants and rhubarb.
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