To celebrate Bike Week 2017 we are organising two Ride to School Days on Friday 19th May and Friday 16th June. The route is the same as usual. We leave from King's Buildings at 8.15 and cycle along Mayfield Road, Causewayside and turn left into Sciennes House Place. Qualified ride leaders accompany the ride. You are welcome to join us from side streets along the way.
Let's aim for a great turnout! Our closed road at Sciennes should make it much easier to cycle along Sciennes Road and straight into the playground. If you have never had the opportunity to ride with us before check out previous rides on our blog
We have a selection of small scooter bikes which are ideal for learning to ride a bike. These are suitable for P1, P2 and pre-school children and are absolutely free. They will be available to collect in the playground at 'home' time tomorrow.
When Toby McIntosh came second in City of Edinburgh's 20mph mascot competition, he won a smoothie bike session for his P7 class. Niall brought the bike, juice and fruit to school and they had great fun making delicious smoothies.
The class chose Sophie E's carton design as their favourite and she won a buff. Well done Sophie!
Great time had by all on Ms Owen's Golden Time cycling treat despite cold and damp weather. total distance travelled - 6.4 miles and the second half was mostly uphill. Some great cyclists in P5B. Looking forward to seeing them tackling and completing Bikeability 2 in August/September. Thank you to all helpers.
Jackson pretending to be the Queen. Not quite there with the wave Jackson - too much movement but good attempt.
SCIENNES encourages pupils and parents to stride
out this Walk to School Week
is encouraging families to leave the car at home and give walking a go this
Walk to School Week (16-20 May). Thousands
of pupils in every part of Scotland will be taking part, getting active and
transforming their journey to school.
to school is free, easy and accessible way for children to fit some vital
physical activity into their day to ensure they remain fit and healthy. It also
provides an opportunity for children to learn vital road safety skills and
arrive at school feeling alert and ready to learn. Plus, when children walk to
school there are fewer cars on the roads, reducing air pollution and congestion
and making roads safer for everyone.
Streets Scotland runs the Walk to School campaign, and the charity says parents
and carers find the journey to school less stressful and that they - and their
children - feel healthier and happier.
the past decades, the number of children who walk to school in Scotland has been
falling. However, when schools participate in successful walk to school schemes
like Living Streets’ WoW Scotland (Walk once a Week), they see over 75 per cent
of pupils regularly travelling to school by foot, scooter, cycle or park and
Chris Thompson, Schools and Projects
Coordinator, Living Streets Scotland said:
May, we want to get the whole of Scotland involved. We’re urging families up
and down the country to give walking a go during Walk to School Week.
be amazed at what a difference a short blast of fresh air can do for you. It’s
free, green and easy, and above all it works. We need to encourage children to
get walking now and set in place healthy habits for the future.”
Well done to Louise Drumm (mother of Vincent and Bernard) and other residents for securing closure of Ross Gardens this Sunday as part of the Playing Out initiative. Full article can be found at Playing Out initiative
Parents/carers/grandparents of young and school age children are welcome to join the Sciennes school community of all age cyclists. We will start gathering in the school playground on Sciennes Road, EH9 1LG from 11 am on Saturday 23 April.
At 11.45 am we will set off down Livingstone Place towards The Meadows to get a place near the front of the main Pedal on Parliament ride http://pedalonparliament.org