At Sciennes, we recognise that we are incredibly fortunate to enjoy strong partnerships with families and to have such marvellous ongoing parental support. For this year’s Summer Fair, our fantastic Parent Council was able to capitalise on the broad range of cultures within our school community and provide exciting, engaging opportunities to promote learning and respect for one other through an International themed event. We are also most fortunate to have been able to draw upon a huge wealth of parental talent, experience and expertise.
Charlotte Herthelius, as Convener of the Fundraising and Events subgroup of the Parent Council, assisted by Sciennes’ Languages Co-ordnator Bethan Owen and Kristel Torokoff, as Chair of the Parent Council, have worked creatively with teams of parents, staff and pupils to achieve a most magnificent day celebrating Sciennes’ cultural diversity, as well as providing all the usual fun of the summer fair. Careful planning ensured the entire event ran extremely smoothly on the day.
We are indebted to all our contributors for providing FREE Languages Activities for the children. Special thanks to the University of Edinburgh, including Professor of Developmental Linguistics and Founding Director of Bilingualism Matters, Antonella Sorace, for her inspiring Keynote address and particularly to parent Dr Pau Navarro, Research Fellow at the university, for her support in organising so many activities.
A Silent Auction, Bake Sale, International Food Stall, Plant Stall, Toy Stall, Second Hand Uniform Stall, Football Stall and Ice Cream Stall, with very generous support from Sainsbury’s and Papa John’s, have helped us raise valuable funds to enhance the children’s experiences and learning.
The posts below are an attempt to capture just a glimpse of the lead up and the extraordinary day itself, in glorious sunshine:
Video of Colla Castellara Human Tower
//www.youtube.com/get_playerColla Castellara Edinburgh provided an extraordinary demonstration of human towers at the Sciennes International Summer Fair on Saturday 4th JuneRead more.
Remarkable Parent Led International Summer Fair a Huge Success!
Grateful thanks to graphic designer parent Jimmy Chow for superb artwork for the Summer Fair and to Thomas Elliott forRead more.
International Summer Fair Photos on Twitter
@SciennesPS Photographs from the Sciennes International Summer Fair can be found on our Twitter account. Thank you to everyone who contributedRead more.
Great Sciennes International Bake Off
Dear Parents/CarersThe Summer Fair is almost upon us and once again we appeal to all of a culinary bent toRead more.
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International Summer Fair Saturday 04 June 2016 from 12 noon to 3pmA full list of huge array of fabulous activitiesRead more.
International Dance Workshops at Summer Fair 2016
Dance yourself to delight!Come dance your shoes off at the Sciennes Primary’s International Summer fair on June 4th 2016 betweenRead more.
Sciennes International Summer Fair 2016
SCIENNES INTERNATIONAL SUMMER FAIR 2016 Saturday 4 June, 12-3pm at Sciennes Primary SchoolAdmission is FREEAt this year’s Summer Fair there isRead more.
Fantastic International Storytelling at the Summer Fair Sat 4th June
Volunteer for the International Summer Fair Sat 4th June
The Parent Council International Summer Fair will soon be upon us and there are lots of fabulous classes, performances, food,Read more.
Sciennes International Fair Saturday 4th June 12pm-3pm
Grateful thanks to parent James Chow for his amazing artwork and to Thomas Elliott for his wonderful drawing of Sciennes:Read more.
P4-7 Assembly UN World Day for Cultural Diversity
< Sciennes World Culture and Diversity P4-7 Assembly 20.5.16 from Sciennes Primary SchoolOn Friday 20th May at our P4-7 AssemblyRead more.
Sciennes Summer Fair – Unique Proverbs, Customs and Traditions
Your help required and this time it won’t cost you a penny. This year the Sciennes Summer Fair has anRead more.
International Tapas at Sciennes
Thank you to Ms Bethan Owen and Aileen Nimmo for organising such a fabulous evening, celebrating diversity at Sciennes, andRead more.