Wider Achievement

 

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Recognising Achievement at Sciennes

Celebrating success and using awards programmes for accreditation

At Sciennes, Assemblies, the school website and social media are used to celebrate and recognise young people’s existing interests and achievements. Alison Noble leads the End of Term Assemblies, DHT Carolyn Anstruther leads the weekly P1-3 Assemblies and DHT Lucy Gallagher leads the weekly P4-7 Assemblies, with contributions from Class Teacher Forrest Howie.

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Staff also work closely  with City of Edinburgh colleagues in Benmore and Lagganlia Outdoor Education Centres and other CEC providers to promote achievement for all.

The Junior Award Scheme for Schools (JASS)  is implemented at P6 and P7. It is styled on the Duke of Edinburgh award and targeted at young people aged 10-14. making it an ideal precursor of accredited learning opportunities. JASS is a very flexible programme and can be designed to match individual young people’s needs and abilities. Young people set their own goals and can progress from Bronze in P6 to Silver in P7 and Gold by the end of S2.

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The John Muir Award is a scheme which encourages problem solving and teamwork and at Sciennes we have previously used it at Primary Four to develop young people’s interest in the outdoors. Staff have been able to access our local area successfully to provide outdoor learning opportunities close to hand and we have a long running association with Earth Calling, an environmental after school club.

Our Parent Council and our Active Schools Co-ordinator offer a huge and diverse array of activities, designed to widen pupil horizons and deepen expertise. Sciennes is the only school in Edinburgh with its own Orchestra and many of our pupils receive tuition in viola, violin, woodwind and also ukelele at P4 and P5.

At Sciennes, we encourage our pupils to take action on issues they care about as part of the ‘Me and My World’ element of JASS, by volunteering their time or awareness raising campaigns which ultimately is of benefit to the whole school community.

P6 and P7 pupils complete Inspire Aspire booklets to reflect on personal qualities and achievements for life. learning and work ahead of P7 completing Cluster Transition Profiles for James Gillespie’s High School.

Using e-portfolios to record achievement

P5-P7 have access to a personal ePortfolio ‘My World of Work’ and P6 and P7 pupils  have access to eJASS, the online ePortfolio for the Bronze and Silver Junior Award Scheme for Schools, which was developed and piloted at Sciennes Primary. We embrace government initiatives in promoting and providing career education from age 3-18, not only in helping to develop the young workforce but also in developing self confidence and self esteem, vital to our learners’ health and wellbeing.

Why Recognise Achievement?

Recognising achievement is an integral part of Curriculum for Excellence. Gaining recognition for a range of achievement and for the skills for learning, skills for life and skills for work that are developed through this achievement, benefits all children and young people. The reasons for recognising learners’ achievements include:

  • to increase self-esteem, improve motivation and keep young people engaged in learning
  • to encourage young people to reflect on their learning – where they are and where they want to go – and help them to articulate the skills gained, in discussion with other learning partners and in interviews with potential employers, colleges or higher education
  • to help deliver the aims, values and purposes of Curriculum for Excellence – in which planning opportunities for achievement is an integral part of the curriculum.

What do we mean by recognising achievement?

Achievement is defined in Building the Curriculum 5 as relating to progress in all aspects of each child’s or young person’s planned learning. Achievement covers learning within curriculum areas and interdisciplinary learning, including recognition through qualifications, but it is much wider than that. It includes achievement in other areas within the life of the school and outside the school – sometimes referred to as wider achievement.

Achievement beyond formally assessed learning in the classroom can take a range of forms. For example:

  • some young people will achieve through formally recognised awards or programmes, such as the Junior Award Scheme for Schools (JASS) or Duke of Edinburgh Award, which provide opportunities for young people to develop their potential 3
  • some young people will achieve through arrangements which do not lead to an accredited award but which are formally organised, for example while undertaking voluntary work or while undertaking leadership roles in the school
  • some young people will develop skills and capabilities through achievements in the school, home or wider community – for example, through participation in sport, the arts or activities in the community or through being placed in positions of responsibility, such as young carers.

These types of achievement are not exclusive and learners will achieve in a range of ways and in a variety of contexts.

Staff play a key role in encouraging learners to recognise, value and build on the learning they have achieved through activities outside the school, while mindful of the rights of learners to privacy. Children and young people of all ages have the right to determine which aspects of their personal life should not be included in the processes of recognising achievement and profiling in school.

There are a number of ways in which schools support young people and recognise and build on their achievements. These include:

  • putting in place ways of formally recognising the achievements of their children and young people: most schools and education establishments have a range of ways in which they do this, such as school certificates, awards ceremonies and achievement boards
  • providing opportunities for children and young people to achieve: schools and other education establishments provide a range of opportunities for children and young people to participate in challenging activities.

Most importantly, schools and teachers will support children and young people in the processes of identifying and recognising their achievement, reflecting on their learning and progress and helping them plan the next steps in their learning.

Some children and young people, for a variety of reasons, may have limited opportunities to participate in enriching activities out of school. Staff should make young people aware of the opportunities that exist in schools and through partner agencies, such as youth work or community learning and development, help them to understand the benefits of taking part and encourage them to participate.

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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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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Fabulous Baker Boys Raise Amazing £190 for DEC Yemen Appeal
A very big thank you to all of the Sciennes families who came along to support Jay, Sam, Fraser C,
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Sciennes Receives a Special Certificate from Junior Award Scheme for Schools (JASS)
Joan Alexander with Cameron, Anna and Sarah Thank you very much to Joan Alexander and all at the Junior Award
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Erin and Isla 3 Legged 5K Walk for the Yard
Very well done to Isla and Erin who walked 5K on three legs around Arthur’s Seat on Sunday 15th May
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£127 raised by pupils for WaterAid
On Friday afternoon, 22nd April, P6A pupils Ailsa, Minnie, Lucy, Rose and Anna organised, baked for and ran a bake
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Pupil Led Easter Egg Appeal for Foodbank
Brothers Alex and Rory, supported by their mum, Sciennes’ Pupil Support Assistant Helen Anderson, are again leading their own appeal
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P4-7 Assembly 5.2.16
At the P4-7 Assembly on Friday 5th February P7 House Captains helped us think about the Golden Rule and how
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P4-7 Assembly 29.1.16
P6 finalists Ben, Rachel and Cai competed to win the Steven Lui cup for Burns Recital at the P4-7 Assembly
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P7 Wider Achievement Conference Junior Awards Scheme for Schools (JASS)
On Thursday 17th September we held our annual P7 Conference, designed to welcome pupils to Primary Seven and to challenge
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Bernard Addressing Transport and Environment Committee
In May 2018, P3 pupil Bernard became the youngest deputation speaker at the Council’s Transport and Environment Committee, chaired by
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EPSSA P6/7 Girls Football Shield Winners!
Huge congratulations to P6/7 Girls and coaches on winning the EPSSA Shield on Saturday 16th June 2018! A great win
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Sciennes Orienteering Success! ​
Thank you very much to Sam’s mum Su who organised partcipation and sent this report. Fabulous achievement! Friday 1st June
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Edinburgh Marathon Sibling Success!
Huge congratulations to brothers P6 Dylan who came Second and P4 Josh who came Sixth in the Junior Edinburgh Marathon
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Take A Moment Sharing Assembly
On Friday 11th May 2018 we held a Sharing Assembly, inviting pupils to share strategies they use to cope with
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SSAA National Cross Country Championships
Very well done to all seventeen of our P6 and P7 athletes who competed in the Scottish Schools Athletics Association
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EPSSA Cross Country Final at Inverleith
Our five fastest P6 and P7 boys and girls who participated in the Meadows Cross Country Heats went on to
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EPSSA Cross Country at the Meadows
Wonderful, though very chilly, EPSSA Cross Country event at the Meadows on Monday 26th February 2018, the day the Beast
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EPSSA Swim and Dive Gala
Thank you to Mrs Beth Walker, one of our PE Specialists and Swimming Teacher, for organising and compering the Edinburgh
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Euroquiz Edinburgh Runners Up!
Congratulations and extremely well done to our fabulous Primary Six Euroquiz team – Tomos, Katherine, Sean and Evie – who
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P7 EPSSA Hope Trust Basketball
Very well done to our P7 team who came First in the Edinburgh Primary Schools Sports Association (EPSSA) Basketball heats
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Hannah Wins Steven Lui Cup!
Congratulations to the six outstanding finalists in the annual P6 Robert Burns poetry recital and very well done to everyone
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Machlan is Scottish Champion!
Congratulations to Machlan Arthur who received a Gold Medal at Ravenscraig Regional Sport Centre on Saturday 10th March 2018 and
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Sciennes Glee Club at Assembly Rooms
Huge congratulations to the fabulous Sciennes Glee Club choir led by Miss Kathryn Dougal and Miss Aisling Rogerson who have
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Cup Win for Sporting Sciennes!
Congratulations to the Sciennes P6 & 7 girls on a fantastic cup win. A very sporting game against a talented
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Terrific Golf Daniel!
Congratulations to Daniel Hogg, Tiger Cub player of the week who achieved his Bronze certificate in his first outing. 
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P6/7 Interscholastics – Gold for Jonty!
On Monday 29th May P6 and P7 pupils took part in the annual Edinburgh Primary Schools (EPSSA) Interscholastics event at
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Edinburgh Marathon Festival – Podium!
Congratulations to P4 siblings Catie, who was 19th overall, and Andrew who was 20th overall out of 394 runners at
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Third Place in Euroquiz 2017!
Thrilled and delighted for P6 pupils James, Alice, Hamza and Ali to achieve Third Place representing City of Edinburgh in
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P6 Euroquiz Final at Scottish Parliament Televised
TUNE IN ON MONDAY 15th MAY! Huge congratulations to P6 pupils Alice, Hamza, Ali and James who succeeded in winning
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SSAA Kirkcaldy Cross Country 22.4.17
Very well done to Robert, Sam, Jonty, Cai, Millie and Olivia who competed in the Scottish Schools Athletics Association (SSAA)
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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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Winners of Euroquiz Edinburgh Trophy 2017!
Winners of Edinburgh Heat of Euroquiz 2017!    P6 Sciennes Team Winners with Mrs Sally Nowell An exceptional result for
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Amelia Wins Ian Murray MP’s Christmas Card Competition!
Thrilled that P6 Amelia has been selected as overall winner of @IanMurrayMP‘s annual Christmas card competition from 2000 entries!
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Double Gold for David in Edinburgh and Midlothian Swimming Gala!
David wins two gold medals! Very well done to Eilidh, Quinn and Robert who represented Sciennes so well in the
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P2/3 AND P6/7 Girls Retain Meadows Autumn Cup!
  Very well done to all the football teams, including three Sciennes teams, who took part in the Girls’ Autumn
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Former Pupil Saul is Tae Kwon Do World Champion – Again!
Saul is still World Champion! Absolutely thrilled to hear of Saul’s recent success in the Tae Kwon Do World Champion
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Winning House Announced Tomorrow!
Who will win the House Cup in 2016? Grange? Lauder? Sienna? Tantallon? House points will be collected until 9.30am on
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Silver Medals for Archie and Rose at EPSSA P6/7 Interscholastics!
Team Sciennes! On Monday 30th May P6 and P7 pupils took part in the annual Edinburgh Primary Schools (EPSSA) Interscholastics
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P3 Twins in Edinburgh Marathon 1.5km!
Another amazing weekend of running for the Edinburgh Marathon Festival with several Sciennes parents competing. P3 twins Catie and Andrew
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P2/3 Winners of Spring Cup!
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Sciennes P6/7s and P2/3s with the Spring Cup Winners’ Trophy!
Saturday 14th May 2016, The Meadows, bright sunshine. Thirty girls’ football teams from across nine Edinburgh schools competed in the
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Daniel P7 Select Team Soccer Sevens Win the National Final!
Congratulations to P7 pupil, Daniel Hart, and the rest of the City of Edinburgh P7 Select Team for winning the
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Sciennes’ P7 Football Team Reach Semi-Finals of Inspectors’ Cup!
Congratulations to Sciennes P7 football team who have reached the semi final stage of the Inspectors’ Cup after qualifying from
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Milenka is British Fencing Champion!
Congratulations to P7 pupil and Sports Captain, Milenka Zadora, who became Under 12 British Fencing Champion on Sunday 1st May
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Angus and his Dad Win Family Doubles Tennis Challenge
Congratulations to P3 pupil Angus and his dad Alastair who were overall winners at a Family Doubles Tennis Challenge  on
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EPSSA Swim and Dive Photos – 13 medals!
Gold, Gold, Bronze, Bronze!Many thanks to EPSSA for these great photos.   Breastroke Gold for Rose, Holly, Esther and Calum
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P5 Boroughmuir RFC Cup Winners!
Members of the Boroughmuir RFC’s P5 team are pictured above lifting the cup at their home tournament after beating Edinburgh
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Runaway Success at Lothian Schools Cross Country!
Superb success for our amazing P6 and P7 Dream Team Cross Country runners who were rewarded for their commitment with
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P2 Pupils Address CEC 1 in 5 Conference
Confident Individuals, Emma and Bella, with Ms Anstruther Audience at Faith Misson, Edinburgh 1 in 5 Child Poverty Awareness Conference
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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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Medals Galore at EPSSA Swim and Dive Gala!
Gold, Gold, Bronze, Bronze! Today at the annual EPSSA Swimming and Diving Gala held at the Royal Commonwealth Pool on
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P6 Euroquiz Edinburgh Runners Up!
An outstanding result for Emil, Elissa, Sergi and Sam at the Edinburgh Euroquiz event held at City Chambers on Wednesday
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EPSSA Cross Country at Inverleith Park
Well done to our 20 P6 and P7 pupils who competed in the sunshine at the Edinburgh Final of the
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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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Pupil Led Easter Egg Appeal for Foodbank
Brothers Alex and Rory, supported by their mum, Sciennes’ Pupil Support Assistant Helen Anderson, are again leading their own appeal
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P6 Euro Quiz Edinburgh Runners Up!
An outstanding result for Emil, Elissa, Sergi and Sam at the Edinburgh Euroquiz event held at City Chambers on Wednesday
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P7 Sporsthall Athletics EPSSA Silver Medallists
P7 pupils came joint Second place at the Edinburgh Final of Sportshall Athletics on Monday 11th January at Meadowbank Stadium
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Boyd Anderson Ski Race Trial
Extremely well done to all sixteen P6 and P7 pupils who took part in time trials at Midlothian Ski Centre
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Edinburgh and Midlothian Schools Swimming Championships November 2015
Thank you to former parent, Nicki McGregor (Convenor of the Edinburgh Schools Swimming Association) for inviting us to take part
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Chess Success!
P6/7 Chess Champions. Thank you to Anna Davis for this great photo Chess Club What a start! The chess season
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Saul is Scottish Tae Kwon Do Champion!
Congratulations to Saul in P7 who won a fantastic medal and the title of Scottish Champion in his category at
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P7 "Sciennes Remembers 1914-1918" Book Launch
Primary Seven will mark the launch of their book “Sciennes Remembers 1914-1918” containing family histories, stories and poems about the
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Milenka is Scottish Fencing Champion!
Congratulations to Milenka who, as youngest player in the event, gained first place as Scottish Youth Champion in a recent
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Parent Council AGM 2015
Sciennes Parent Council AGM 2015 from SciennesPS On Thursday 18th June, Parent Council subgroups and school provided reports on the
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Lauder is Winning House 2015!
Congratulations to House Winners, Lauder, who have worked so hard all year earning House points and did very well at
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Sciennes Pupils in Edinburgh Junior Marathon
Congratulations to Matthew, Hannah, Andrew, Catie and Sophie and all Sciennes pupils who took part in the Edinburgh Junior Marathon
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Returning Hero Iain Henderson, Scottish BAFTA Winner!
Iain Henderson, Scottish BAFTA New Talent 2015 Wonderful to welcome back former pupil Iain Henderson to the P4-7 Assembly on
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P4-7 Assembly 22.5.15
Diana Dalton, Department for International Aid We are very grateful to Diana Dalton, parent of Joe in P7A, for accepting
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P7 Basketball Team in Inter-Area Final
Well done to our P7 Basketball Team on reaching the Inter-Area Basketball Final held at Dean Park Community High School
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Ruyuan Wins Second Prize in National Galleries Competition!
Congratulations to P7 House Captain Ruyuan who has won second prize in the P4-7 category of the National Galleries Children’s
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Trophies Galore for Highland Dancing Iona!
Congratulations to Iona in P4C who took part in a Highland Dancing competition in Denny and achieved six First Place
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Two First Place Racquet Trophies for Yash!
Four P6 pupils – Yash, Matilda, Nikolina and Morgan – represented Sciennes in the Edinburgh Primary Schools Sports Association (EPSSA)
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First Place Fencing Salver for Milenka!
Congratulations to P6 pupil Milenka who achieved First Place in a recent Scottish Fencing Youth Development Series competition and was
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Margret Represents Scotland in British Gymnastics Competition
Margret was competing on behalf of Scotland in the British finals for Level Compulsory 4 girls born 2006 (highest level
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Matthew on TV! CBBC A Long, Long Crime Ago
Matthew back row second left Watch CBBC’s A Long, Long Crime Ago‘ fairytale drama airing over the Easter weekend in
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JASS: Easter Activities
At Sciennes we seek to recognise and celebrate our pupils’ wider achievements as Successful Learners, Confident Individuals, Effective Contributors and
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Medal Success at EPSSA Swim and Dive Gala!
Katie, Mia, Boris and Mhairi Medal Success Thank you to Mrs Beth Walker, one of our PE Specialists and Swimming
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Fabulous Baker Boys out on The Meadows raising funds for the Playground
Great initiative from P6 pupils Luke, Toby, Ewan, Archie M, Matthew R, Tom and Santosh organising a Bake Sale on
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P4-7 Believe • Achieve Assembly 27.3.15
Sciennes P4-7 Believe Achieve Assembly 27.3.15 from SciennesPS   At the P4-7 Believe • Achieve Assembly on Friday 27th March
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Curriculum for Excellence – Achievement
It is just the most amazing privilege to hear each day from children of their wider achievements outwith school and
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Lothian Schools Cross Country Success
The Cross Country teams did well again on Wednesday 18th March at the Lothian Schools event. Pheobe gained Second Place
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EPSSA P6/7 Cross Country Success
Fantastic results at the EPSSA Cross Country Finals on Monday 16th March at Duddingston Playing Fields. Many thanks to all
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Third Place in Euroquiz!
A wonderful result for Toby, Lena, Matthew and Alex at the Edinburgh Euroquiz event held at City Chambers on Monday
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Silver EPSSA Basketball!
We are delighted to report the terrific success of the P7 team who represented Sciennes in the Edinburgh Primary Schools
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Netball Success
Very well done to members of the Sciennes Netball team who won five out of seven games at the EPSSA
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P6 Steven Lui Cup Awarded to Yash
Congratulations to the nine outstanding finalists in the annual P6 Robert Burns poetry recital. All gave sterling performances in front
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Gold Fencing Medal for Milenka!
Congratulations to Milenka for achieving gold in a recent national Youth Development Series  (YDS) Fencing tournament at Broughton High School.
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P7 Sportshall Athletics
Very well done to our wonderful P7 athletes who gained a highly respectable Third Place at the Sportshall Athletics Edinburgh
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eJASS at Sciennes
Sciennes and Tollcross Primaries were part of the initial pilot for the Junior Award Scheme Scotland (JASS) wider achievement programme
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Rose, Green Pencil Finalist
Rose, far right front row Congratulations to Rose in P5A, who was a finalist in the Green Pencil Award. The
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Chess Success
Sciennes, fielding four teams, made an excellent start in the first event of the new season, Lothian League Day One, run
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Alex and Yash Outstanding Citizens!
Hats off to marvellous Alex and Yash in P6B who, in their own time, organised family and friends to contribute
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Sustrans P6 Active Travel Superheroes!
Sam Moody CEC Sustainable Travel Development Officer with JRSOs Kirsty and Morgan Superhero badges All 97 of our P6 pupils
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"God Only Knows" in Aid of BBC Children in Need
Remember, Friday 14th November is Children in Need Day and for a donation you can dress up as Pudsey or
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P3 Dance Show
What a fantastic event the P3 Dance Show was on Friday 7th November! Everybody had worked so hard to learn
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Sportshall Success!
Congratulations to our P7 athletes who came First in the first round of Sportshall Atheletics at Meadowbank on Monday 10th
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Chess Success!
  Last weekend the Sciennes Chess Club had a very successful Chess Tournament at Wester Hailes Education Centre. Sciennes was
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Lothian Schools Cross Country Running
Sciennes Dream Team!: Emily, Phoebe, Zoe, Adele, Cerys, Annie, Anna, Susannah, Rose, Joanne, Calum, Lawson, Liam, Archie, Matthew, Ben, Boris,
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Azim in the News
Thousands of cyclists have got on their bikes in the UK’s biggest mass cycling event, pedalling from Glasgow to Edinburgh
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City 2 City Commonwealth Games Baton Relay
Anna, Saul and Cole with the Lord Provost Anna, Saul, Cole, Ben, Cai and Chris with the Lord Provost and
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P7 Silver JASS Awards
Congratulations to our Primary Seven pupils who received their Silver JASS (Junior Award Scheme Scotland) certificates and badges on Friday
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First Place in Scottish Primary Schools Team Chess Championship!
Congratulations to John, Angus, Theo and Aryan who achieved First Place in the Scottish Primary Schools Team Chess Championship for
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Swimathon Awards P4-7 2014
Thank you to all the parents who volunteered to assist poolside during our annual whole school Swimathon and to Fiona
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Derry in Winning Rugby Squad, Clusone, Italy
Congratulations to P7 pupil Derry (shown above holding the winning trophy) after a successful rugby tournament to Clusone, Italy, with
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Hats Off to P5 Scottish Opera 2014
What a truly outstanding performance of “The Curse of the MacCabbra Opera House” by Primary Five pupils on Tuesday 13th
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Well done, Danny! Edinburgh P7 Select Winning Football Squad
Danny, Edinburgh Select Squad A, front row second from left We are excited to celebrate P7 pupil Danny Carson-Sangster’ success
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EPSSA Swim and Dive Gala 2014
Thank you to Mrs Beth Walker, our wonderful PE Specialist, for organising and compering the Swim and Dive Gala event
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P4B Sumdog Challenge
Mr Kearton’s and Mrs Maguire’s Primary 4B class represented Sciennes in a citywide online maths challenge this week – and
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Supreme Chess! Outstanding Success!
What an amazing achievement for the Sciennes Chess Club P5 and Under A, B and C Teams pictured here! The
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Winners! Clubgolf Trophy for P5A
Ms Owen and Mr McKenna’s P5A class took part in a Clubgolf Tournament organised for us by our Active Sports
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Sport Relief Run A Mile Sunday 23rd March
Lots of our children took part in the Edinburgh Sport Relief Run a Mile event last weekend. Here is Sam
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Dance Show at Churchill Theatre
Thank you to Ava’s mum for this lovely photograph of Red Riding Hoods Mia, Sephora, Ruyan, Ava, Olivia and Isla
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Celebrating Wider Achievement in Sports
A wonderful visual display in school today of the vast array of our pupils’ sporting interests and achievements. Here are
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Silver Cross Country Medal for Lucia
Congratulations to Lucia in P7A who came First in five of the seven races she ran in the Wednesday Lothian
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Dragon Finder Prize Winning Writing for Lucy and Kirsty
P7A wrote fantastic poems and stories about amphibians and reptiles for the conservation and wildlife education group Froglife. Congratulations to
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Five Cross Country Medals!
Unprecedented success for all our Sciennes runners at the Edinburgh Primary Schools Sports Association (EPSSA) Cross Country event in Inverleith
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Sport Relief and Wider Achievement Day
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More Chess Success!
On Saturday 27th January at WHEC Matthew, Jonathan, Stuart and Pere came Second in the Lothian Junior Championship Chess King’s
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Euroquiz at City Chambers 2014
Very well done to our P6 Team who gained a highly respectable 43 out of a possible 60 points in
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Runaway Success!
Outstanding success at the EPSSA Cross Country event today Moday 3rd March on the Meadows. Lawson and Tom both achieved
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P6 Netball Success
Thank you to all the parents who supported P6 netball girls in a Round Robin tournament at Firrhill High School
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P7 Maths Challenge at Fettes
Four P7 pupils had great fun at Fettes Prep School’s Maths Challenge on Thursday 27th February. Thank you to Mrs
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Grace wins the Steven Lui Memorial Cup
Congratulations to Grace in P6A on winning this year’s Steven Lui Memorial Cup for Burns Recital.
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Commonwealth Theme at Sportshall
 Very well done to our P7 Sportshall Athletics team who came a respectable fourth place in the Edinburgh Final at
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David The Champ!
Congratulations to Scottish Champion Boxer David in P7, seen here proudly sporting his medal. Well done for achieving this national
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"Sciennes Scenes" Book Launched
 Published authors! Thanks Mary Turner Thomson! Angelita, Ben and Ciara read extracts from their book “Sciennes Scenes” and Jemima, Reda
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Sciennes Scenes
The P7 pupils become published authors and will have their own book launch party on Thursday 28th November when they
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Edinburgh Gangshow
Congratulations to P6 pupils who performed so successfully in the Edinburgh Gangshow at the King’s Theatre. More photographs on the
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Saul in P5 is Tae Kwon Do World Champion!
  Last November we posted about Saul’s remarkable success as Sciennes’ first ever British Champion. We are all so incredibly
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Sportshall Success!
Congratulations to our fantastic P7 Sportshall Athletics Team who came first today in the qualifying tournament for City of Edinburgh
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P7 Published Authors
The P7 pupils have had the opportunity this year to work with a published author and participate in workshops involving
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Boroughmuir Rugby Festival
Congratulations to our Sciennes Rugby team on their performance at yesterday’s Borouhmuir Rugby Club festival. Victory was recorded against Oxgangs
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Chess Success!
Congratulations to our fantastic Chess Teams! Sciennes, fielding 4 teams, made an excellent start in the first event of the new
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Girls’ Football Success
Congratulations to our P6/7 Girls’ Football Teams who came First and Second in a recent tournament. Ninjas team took the
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Councillor Paul Godzik Visits P7 Citizenship Conference
We were delighted to welcome Councillor Paul Godzik, Education Convener, to Sciennes P7 Citizenship Conference on Thursday 12th September. Aryan
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Bold Buccaneers on Stage
Isla and Nina (p1), Christie and Ailsa (p3) appeared in The Bold Buccaneers at The St Bride’s Centre with the
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Girls’ Football Shield
Congratulations to all the girls – Anna Le Derf, Kirsty Noble (P6) Ailsa McAleavey(P6) Esther Parmiter, Elena Santoyo-Brown, Sarah Beck
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P7 Football Festival Successes!
Thank you to Neil Maclean, Struan’s dad, for these fabulous photographs and reports on the many recent successes of the
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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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Chess Kings and Queens!
Chess kings and queens crowned at Megafinal Congratulations to Sciennes’ pupils Aidan, Angus, Matilda Robert Davis, Joseph Bartlett, Sergi MacKinlay-Vich, Jingzhong
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A Hat Trick of Medals for Casey, P7A!
Congratulations to Casey in P7A on receiving Gold, Silver and Bronze medals for Drama with Edinburgh based Theatre Arts School
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Active Schools Cricket Team
  On Wednesday 5th June Ali Hamzah, William, Callum, Vishal, Robbie, Angus, Eloisa, Kirsty, James, Iona and Jenny took part
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Another Medal for Lucia, P6A!
Congratulations to Lucia in P6A for her bronze medal in the Edinburgh Primary Schools’ Cross Country Championships, which was awarded
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Volleyball Success for William P6C
  William in P6C and his team-mate, Olivia, took second place and received a Silver medal in a recent volleyball
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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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Junior Award Scheme Scotland (JASS)
Bronze and Silver certificates will be awarded to P6 and P7 pupils on Friday 21st June.
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P4-7 Swimathon Medal Winners
On Friday 24th May, Mr Scott presented Swimathon Bronze, Silver and Gold medals to pupils from each P4-7 class. Well
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First Place in Chess Megafinal for Robert
Congratulations Robert, P7B, on your success in the Chess Scotland Megafinal.
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Success for Sciennes P7 Girls’ Football
Congratulations to the Sciennes P7 Girls Thistle Team who won the Sciennes Spring Cup (jointly with St Mary’s Primary) on
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Congratulations Robert P6C!
Thank you to Mrs Barker for posting on the P6 Class Page about Robert’s success. Robert won three medals at
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Chess Success
  Sciennes’ Chess Club successfully competed in the Megafinal at Wester Hailes Education Centre on Sunday 28th April 2013,  against
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Junior Award Scheme Scotland (JASS) at Sciennes
Junior Award Scheme Scotland (JASS) is an accredited learning programme for P6-S2 pupils. Further information can be found here on
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Chess Club in East of Scotland Chess Competition
Yet more chess success, as Sciennes Chess club is to represent school in East of Scotland chess competition. Sciennes chess
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Congratulations Isla in P4C!
Extremely well done Isla for being selected for the Scottish Gymnastics Squad!An outstanding achievement!
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Scottish Cross Country – Runaway Success!
Congratulations to our P6 and P7 pupils who took part in the Scottish Schools Athletics Association Primary Cross Country Championships
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Sciennes’ Swim Team 2013
Photographs from the Edinburgh Primary Schools Sports Association (EPSSA) Swim and Dive Gala at the Royal Commonwealth Pool, held in
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Scottish Schools’ Athletic Association Cross Country
We wish our P6 and P7 pupils who are competing in the Scottish Schools Athletics Association Primary Cross Country Championships
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P6/7 EPSSA Cross Country at Duddingston
Well done the Sciennes’ Team of P6 and P7 pupils who braved the elements to take part in the Edinburgh
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Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Eimear MacLeod and Adam Paton greeted our visiting dignitaries and luminaries on Thursday 14th March and  introduced them to Mrs
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Second Place in Euroquiz 2013 at City Chambers!
  Congratulations to our intrepid P6 contestants – Bruno Armitage, Lorna Brockbank, James Beeston and Iona Mackinlay-Vich – who were
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Run Away Success at Cross Country for P6 and P7!
Spectacular running! 800 pupils competed from schools across the city at the Meadows EPSSA (Edinburgh Primary Schools Sports Association) Cross
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Well done, Medal Winner Beau!
Congratulations to Beau in P6B who won a Gold and a Bronze medal in Tae Kwon Do.
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Congratulations Black Belt Tristan!
Very well done to Tristan in P5B who has achieved a black belt in Tae Kwon Do at the age
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Yet More Athletic Success for P7!
Olive Walker, Sarah Beck-Jenkins, Hannah Urquhart, Olivia Kay, Catherine Mitchell, Elena Santoyo-Brown, Amaya Santoyo-Brown, Ellie Douglas, Eilidh Cline, Esther Parmiter,
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P7 Sportshall Athletics Winners
Congratulations to our magnificent P7 athletes who came First in the Sportshall Athletics tournament today at Meadowbank, Monday 10th December.
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Boyd Anderson Ski Race 2012
Congratulations to all our P6 and P7 skiers who competed at the annual Boyd Anderson Ski Race at Midlothian Ski
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British Tae Kwon Do Champion!
We think Saul in P4C might just be Sciennes’ first ever British champion! Congratulations on winning first place at the
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Edinburgh Gang Show 2012
Thomas and Olivia in P5C and Zoe in P5A have been performing in the annual Gang Show at the King’s
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Congratulations Chess Champions!
Well done Atharva, Joseph, Kim and Robert who were one of three teams who all came first in the Lothian
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Hamilton Cup Footballers
Well done to our P5 boys for all their endeavours when competing in the Hamilton Football Cup on Saturday.
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Interscholastics at Meadowbank 28th May
Elena P6 receives silver medal for 80m sprint Elena with event organiser Mrs Beth Walker Well done to all our
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P6 Pupils Win Tag Rugby Competition!
Congratulations to P6 pupils Amaya, Sam, Eimear, Alex H, Elena, Jude, Hector, Murdo, Esther, Iqbal, Danny and Struan who won
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Bea Wins Silver Medal for Fencing
Congratulations to Bea in P6A, sporting a silver medal won in a recent fencing competition.
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Wider Achievement Day Friday 4th May
So many of our children have  had tremendous success in their pursuits and activities this session and P6 and P7
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Brownie Badge for Zoe P4
Well done Zoe for achieving your Sixer Brownie badge!  All pupils have been asked to dress up on Friday 4th
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A Rosette for Theo P4
Congratulations to Theo, sporting a rosette he won at a recent chess competition.
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CHESS CLUB
Sunday 25th February was the final day in the Lothian Primary Chess League schools team competitions. Sciennes represented this event
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P2/3 Girls’ Football Team
The P2/3 Girls football team played in the first ever Brunstfield P2/3 football competition on Saturday 24th March, and they
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Sciennes Swim Team
Congratulations to the P7 Relay Swim Team who won Silver in the Breastroke competition at Ainslie Park Wednesday 28th March.
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Run A Mile for Sport Relief
Well done to all our pupils and families who ran a mile for Sport Relief at the weekend.Pictured here are
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Jemima in P5A Wins Gold at the Re-opening of the Commonwealth Pool
Congratulations to Jemima Harrison, P5a, on her winning entry in Edinburgh Leisure’s writing competition. Jemima attended the Royal Commonwealth Pool
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A Curriculum For Excellence – Celebrating Wider Achievement
Congratulations to Jemima Harrison, P5a, on her winning entry in Edinburgh Leisure’s writing competition. Jemima will attend the Royal Commonwealth
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