Saturday, 29 September 2012

P6 Cycle Training

Grateful thanks to Ms Christie, Mr Wallace, Ms Pearmain, Mrs Barker, Mr Kearton, Mrs Nowell and all the instructors and parents who have made this year's cycle training such a success, ending in a fun cycle in the Meadows.

Thank you to Chris Hill for these Vox Pops reflections from P6 pupils and Scott Noble.

Sunday, 23 September 2012

Sciennes Builds A Farm Harvest Appeal

This year Primary Three pupils will again lead our Harvest Fundraising Appeal. The charity chosen is Send A Cow to Africa. P3 pupils in  Mrs Young's class have created posters showing how money raised can be spent in helping people in Africa to build farms. For example a chicken is £6.00, a fruit tree is £12.00 and a sheep is £21.00. Rose and Hamish in P3A came to assembly to tell us about the project. Ms Anstruther has created a farm display on the back wall of the Hall so that everyone can see how Sciennes is helping. P5C pupils Dylan, Mia, Mirren, Lawson and Dante held a bake sale on Friday 21st September to begin the fundraising and more details will be provided by P3 and Ms Anstruther on how to take part. Thank you for your support.

This video shows how the work of the Send A Cow charity has benefited Olivia and her family.

Olivia's story from Send a Cow on Vimeo.

This video explains the work of the charity. P3 classes have asked everyone at Sciennes to think of their own fundraising ideas. P5C pupils raised an amazing £130 at their bake sale last week! Well done Dylan, Lawson, Mirren, Dante and Mia and thank you to Mrs McVicker and all the mums and dads who helped. What a great start to our Harvest Appeal.

Send a Cow video for schools from Send a Cow on Vimeo.

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Thank You to Our Sponsor

Grateful thanks to the sponsor of our 120th Anniversary Celebrations: The Big Lottery Fund through its City of Edinburgh Council "Growing Confidence" project.

The first instalment of our A Dozen Decades at Sciennes eBook - The Victorian Era - is now available to download for free from iTunes. Please note that it can only be viewed on an iPad. Thank you to Mary Turner Thomson for all her endeavours in bringing the eBook to publication. The original online book can still be viewed in its entirety, in draft version, by clicking on the Guestbook button of the website and then the 120 eBook button. Further instalments will be released in due course and details will be published here.

Saturday, 8 September 2012

Sciennes Flyer

Our weekly Sciennes Flyer is emailed directly to families and you can also access it from the 'Information' button then 'Flyer'.

Our Home page is a blog that has been embedded in an iFrame in the school website. We have had feedback that double scroll bars which can appear on some computers, depending on how resolution has been set,  can be cumbersome. To avoid this, click on the link at the top of the page to view the Home page in a new browser window.

Sunday, 2 September 2012

Maggie's Centres Sponsored Cycle

On Sunday 9th September Shona Pearmain and I plan to take part in Pedal for Scotland 2012 where we will cycle from Glasgow to Edinburgh (49 miles). You can find out more about the cycle at

During my own experience of cancer I found that my local Maggie's Centre was an AMAZING place and I enjoyed popping in. Now I would like to 'give something back', so I am taking part in the cycle ride specifically to raise money for Maggie's Centres.
Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor me and donations will be quickly processed and passed to my charity. Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on the charity's behalf where the donor is eligible for this. 

I really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations.


Fiona Barker, Class Teacher P6C