Pupil Leaders

 

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At Sciennes, we are proud of our longstanding commitment to encouraging pupils to participate and take the lead as Successful Learners and Confident Individuals and to take action as Effective Contributors and Responsible local and global Citizens. In this ‘Year of Young People’ we have sought to extend opportunities further, including pupils taking a strong lead at the Winter and Summer Fairs and redesigning our annual school fundraiser (Meadows Mayhem).

Below are some of the Pupil Groups operating at school and you will also find information about pupil led initiatives within the Wider Achievement section of our website, developing their skills for learning, skills for life and skills for work. Many of our Pupil Groups work closely with our equivalent Parent Council Groups.

We value and actively promote opportunities for all pupils to participate in all areas of school life: within the curriculum; to take responsibility for events, to make contributions to school life and have their views considered in matters that affect them.
The Children and Young People’s Commissioner for Scotland (CYPCS) commissioned a report which explores how pupil participation is linked to attainment and achievement:

Pupil Council

All pupils in P2-P7 wishing to stand for election give speeches in their own classes. Headteacher Mrs Alison Noble leads the Pupil Council.

House and Sports Captains

P7 Captains can apply for the post in August each year. The Houses are led by a boy and girl House Captain and a boy and girl Sports Captain, making sixteen P7 Captains in total.

JRSOs

Three Primary Six pupils are selected as Junior Road Safety Officers each year to lead the school on Road Safety.

P3 Harvest Appeal Leaders

For many years, Ms Carolyn Anstruther, DHT P1-3, has worked with P3 pupils and their Class Teachers to lead an annual whole school Harvest Appeal.

Digital Leaders

Our P6 Digital Leaders last year have continued in post into Primary Seven

P6 Easter Egg Foodbank Appeal

Rory first began organising a collection of Easter eggs for Foodbank in April 2015 with his older brother Rory and supported by his mum Mrs Helen Anderson, Pupil Support Assistant. Joined by fellow P6 pupils Isla, Ella and Evie they collected 310 Easter eggs in April 2018!

P7 Gender Equality Group

Two of our P7 pupils, Niamh and Alice, approached our Senior Leadership in September 2017, inspired to take action by a BBC documentary (No More Boys and Girls – Can Our Kids Go Gender Free?) on gender bias. Both girls spoke at a whole staff meeting, inviting all classes P1-P7 to take part in a … Continue reading P7 Gender Equality Group