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Foxlake Outdoor Festival 2017 (20-21 May 2017)

After the huge success of last year, the Foxlake Outdoor Festival returns bigger and better for 2017.

Head along for an exhilarating weekend, offering a world of adventures for all the family set within the beautiful surroundings of Foxlake Adventures. 

Following the massive success of 2016 when the first ever Foxlake Outdoor Festival sold out weeks in advance, we have decided to extend the festival to a full weekend across the 20 and 21 May 2017, offering families the opportunity to get outdoors and begin their own adventure in East Lothian. There will be tickets available for each day, weekend tickets and once again children’s tickets will be absolutely free. Tickets will start at £17 for an adult day entry and £30 for a weekend ticket. Again children under 16 will all be free!

Many of the hugely popular elements of last year’s event will return, including the Industry Wake Parks who will once again run an Industry Pro Wakeboard Tour Event. Bringing some of the most talented wake boarders from across the world to compete, this is a further growth of Scotland’s biggest wakeboard event. This is the perfect opportunity to enjoy the thrills of professional wakeboarding.

Also returning is the Decades Music Stage, featuring everyone’s favourite tribute bands, celebrating the last 60 years of music, there will be something for everyone. There will be a talented line-up of East Lothian’s finest local musicians, and joining them this year will be the Comedy Stage, with a selection of Britain’s finest comedians guaranteeing laughs throughout the weekend. To keep the children entertained we will be bringing back our popular Kid’s Zone with the inflatable village filled with every bouncy castle imaginable and face painting. 

The weekend is all about getting the family active outdoors, so you will have the chance to try out some of East Lothian’s outdoor adventures for yourself. Try out the Foxfall Course, the UK’s only rope course constructed over water, or get on your wet suit and give wakeboarding a try, or if you prefer to stay dry hope on and master a segway!

This year sees the addition of two brilliant new areas within the festival: the Adrenaline Arena and the Winton Castle Highland Games. The Adrenaline Arena which includes a free fall huge stunt bag with a total drop height of just under 8m, a 7m high climbing wall, amazing Parkour displays and workshops by Access Parkour and The Clan Scotland Cycle Stunt Team whose amazing tricks and stunts which have you on the edge of your seat. The Winton Castle Highland Games gives you a full flavour of Scotland’s country sports. Whether you toss the caber, channel your inner Robin Hood with archery or discover birds of prey with falconry, this is a fun and competitive activity for all the family.

Foxlake Adventures is Scotland’s first cable wakeboarding park along with the UK’s only ropes course constructed over water. Foxlake is located in the heart of East Lothian 25 miles east of Edinburgh, nestled in beautiful woodland on the edge of the John Muir Way.

We are not only committed to enjoying and celebrating our fabulous landscape but we also want to protect it. So, there will be a shuttle bus service from Dunbar Train Station throughout the weekend, giving the opportunity for all of our visitors to use the excellent rail links from Edinburgh and the North of England and leave the car at home.

We guarantee an exhilarating day for all the family. There is so much more that ensures thrills for adults and children alike!

  • Adult Day Ticket – £17
  • Adult Weekend Ticket – £30
  • Children Under 16 – FREE

www.foxlakeoutdoorfestival.com

Living in Cockenzie

As part of P5’s topic “Living in Cockenzie” in which we learnt about places to live, relax, visit and work in Cockenzie and Port Seton, P5T created their own Visit Cockenzie advert in the style of the Visit Scotland advert ….

Spring/Summer School Menu

The Spring/Summer school menu has been circulated via pupil post and an electronic copy can be viewed below.

Spring/Summer School Dinner Menu

Please find below presentations for the new Summer Menu.  These contain photographs of each dish which can be displayed as a visual representation to aid in menu choices ….

Summer 2017 – Week 1
Summer 2017 – Week 2
Summer 2017 – Week 3

For further details please visit the East Lothian Council website.

The Kitchen can be contacted on 01875 811900.

Youth Groups and Activities, Port Seton Centre

Port Seton Centre is offering children and young people a range of social and recreational opportunities to keep them occupied during the summer nights.

All programmed activities are planned to take place during school term time. There is a maximum limit on the number of participants for each programme, however, if your child is unsuccessful in getting a place on their chosen programme, their name will be added to a reserve list.

**CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE PROGRAMME OF ACTIVITIES **

Active Schools activities available

To see all the fantastic activities on offer to your child this term from Active Schools please click on the link below . . .

www.eastlothian.gov.uk/ActiveSchoolsPrestonpans

If your child qualifies for either free school meal or a school uniform grant then we may be able to provide a free place at a paid club, please contact me for details.

Active Schools is also now on Facebook, if you search for Active Schools Prestonpans and like our page you can keep up to date with all the latest Active Schools information.

Paul Lavery | Active Schools Coordinator (Primary) | Based at Preston Lodge High School
M: 07976 377956 | T: 01875 810950 | E: plavery@elcschool.org.uk