Friday 24 April 2015

Sciennes Helps Launch Edinburgh Festival of Cycling 2015

On Friday 24th April, Sciennes Primary helped launch Edinburgh Festival of Cycling 2015, with our first Cycle to School Day of the new term.

 Edinburgh Festival of Cycling programme.

Later, P4-7 pupils at Assembly celebrated the life of John Muir and learned how small changes can have a big impact.  On Earth Day, earlier in the week, we received the thrilling news that we would be able to expand outdoor learning for all our children, with a successful bid to SportScotland Legacy 2014 for £56,000 towards playground improvements! Our blog post about gaining our Third Green Eco Flag was also published on Earth Day, in City of Edinburgh's Bright Futures blog. School Grounds and Transport, along with Litter, are the eco topics we are focusing on in aiming for our Fourth Green Flag in 2016. We are looking forward to taking part in Living Streets' Walking campaign in May.

Article in today's Herald by Susan Swarbrick

Scottish elite mountain biker Kerry MacPhee and Commonwealth Games double silver medallist Louise Haston with 150 Sciennes' pupils and families
Business Manager Angela Christie (far left) is our key driving force in Sciennes' Active Travel initiatives
Angela Christie

Edinburgh Festival of Cycling Press Launch in Sciennes' Playground

Great photo Markus Stitz

Thanks to Chris Hill for "Sciennes Cycle Ride The Movie"


Pitching to Save the Planet
Sciennes' parent Nigel Douglas is posing the question to Sir Richard Branson, do you “Want to Save the Planet?” via his “Pitch to Rich 2015” competition.

Nigel is Founder and CEO of Global Surface Intelligence (GSi) and seeks your help in voting for his pitch to win Virgin Business' exciting competition. Please share via social media networks and vote now to help Nigel's innovative software mitigate climate change.

Outstanding Photography
Yet more wonderful photography by Markus Stitz who has published all photographs of the launch of the Edinburgh Festival of Cycling (edfoc) on Flickr:

Ross Crook who supports our Cycle Training and leads an after school Bike Club at Sciennes

Kirsty, one of our Junior Road Safety Officers
Chris Hill, former Sciennes' parent and great friend to the school who supports our Active Travel initiatives
Lovely smiling faces

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