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.
2018 is the Year of Young People (YoYP 2018).
All pupils in P2-P7 wishing to stand for election give speeches in their own classes. Headteacher Mrs Alison Noble leads the Pupil Council.
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.
Three Primary Six pupils are selected as Junior Road Safety Officers each year to lead the school on Road Safety.
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.
Sciennes pupils featured in Building a Fairer Scotland Programme.
P5 WE Won’t Rest Homelessness Awareness and Fundraising Campaign in aid of Crisis.
Our P6 Digital Leaders last year have continued in post into Primary Seven
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!
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