Saturday, 18 June 2016

Sciennes - SKELF Bike Park Open Day - Tomorrow Sunday 19th 10.00am-7.00pm All Welcome.

SKELF Bike Park Open Day!

As part of the annual Edinburgh Festival of Cycling the SKELF Bike Park is having their annual Open Day!

Come along, say hello, find out about this great project, and most importantly have fun!
All welcome!

What's Happening:
  • Test your skills on our awesome timber pump track (all bikes/helmets etc laid on)!
  • Have a bite to eat at the BBQ (donations welcome)
  • Find out about the plans for the Bike Park
  • Try your luck on the 'Wheel of Fortune' (prizes...)
  • Learn bushcraft skills
  • Learn about the site with our heritage & geology tours
  • Bag yourself a signed copies of Chris Hoy's latest book and other bike goodies at the charity auction.
  • Treat your ears to live music from around the world
Sunday 19th June, 10am – 7pm

The SKELF Bike Park, opposite the Crags Sports Centre, 10 Bowmont Place, EH8 9RY

More Info:
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Friday, 10 June 2016

Toby Runner Up in Edinburgh 20mph Mascot Competition

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!

Sciennes P5B Cycle Outing to Bingham

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.


Thursday, 19 May 2016

Sciennes Walking Bus - Friday 20th May 2016

Walk to School Week

Please come and join our walking bus leaving King's Buildings at 8.15 and following the route on the map - see link below. 

Friday, 13 May 2016

Sciennes Walk to School Week (16-20 May)

SCIENNES encourages pupils and parents to stride out this Walk to School Week

Sciennes 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.

Walking 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.

Living 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.

Over 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 stride.

Chris Thompson, Schools and Projects Coordinator, Living Streets Scotland said:

“This 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.

“You’ll 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.”  

Friday, 8 April 2016

Edinburgh Playing Out Event this Sunday 10th April

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 

Sunday, 3 April 2016

Family Friendly Feeder Ride for Pedal on Parliament 23 April 2016

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

Light refreshments available.

Sunday, 20 March 2016

Cycle to School Day

Thank you everyone who cycled to school on Friday - if you didn't catch it on STV news, here's a clip:
Please do share the clip on your social media.
More photographs here, courtesy of Chris Hill: