Great new blog from Children’s Parliament on their ‘What Kind of Edinburgh?” project. Sciennes is very proud to participate in this innvoative and ambitious scheme to give young people a voice, reaching a high level through ‘Project Champions’:
“Some of the Project Champions are coming from the City of Edinburgh Council, NHS Lothian, Police Scotland. Some of them are people that make decisions about children’s services and schools, some others work in our communities and have the possibility to make important changes in the places where we live.”
Thank you to families who have already returned KIC Consent forms (formerly EE2s) to Class Teachers.
On Monday 29 October, Primary 6 enjoyed a sunny day out at Edinburgh Zoo. As part of the pupils’ Living and Growing topic, they attended the Cycle of Life workshop led by the wonderful staff in the education centre.
The staff spoke to the children about how some animals find a mate, how they reproduce and how they look after their young. We also had an interesting discussion about the changes animals go through during puberty and got to see a video of a baby elephant from inside the womb. Mr Hutchison, Mr Mitchell and I were all very impressed with how engaged the three classes were and how mature they were during the discussions. Well done, kiddies.
After lunch we had a lovey afternoon power walking our way to the top of the zoo to see the big cats and the zebra. Our favourites, however, were the chimps and the monkeys, who we could have watched all day!
Thank you, P6, for a lovely day out, and special thanks to Calum’s mum, Bethan’s mum, Eddie’s dad and Jennifer’s gran for coming with us.
A hectic Wednesday resulted in this rushed selfie! Wonderful costumes! Hope everyone had a super time guising!
Lovely to see so many occasions where pupils from Preston Street and Sciennes have the opportunity to come together in a friendly environment.