Scottish Youth Parliament Vote

The Scottish Youth Parliament elections are running from 3 March to 17 March. Voting for Scottish Youth Parliament is open for anyone aged 12-25 years and anyone with a Young Scot card. If you don’t have a Young Scot card please see your guidance teacher who can organise you with a number to allow you to vote.

This is your chance to make a change in your community, the people in charge are now listening to us.  It’s time to make our voices heard.

Preston Lodge HS has a candidate running – Morgan Lewis-Wilson 5Go2. If you would like to chat to him regarding any concerns/issues that you wish to raise pass a note to the office which will be passed on to him.

To vote

Please see link below for a short video on how to vote

National Medic Mentor Weekend – Stirling University 17-18 June and 4-5 November

For the attention of students in S3, S4 and S5.

200 healthcare professionals from across Scotland will be volunteering to present and network with your students who are interested in:
• Medicine
• Veterinary Medicine
• Nursing & Midwifery
• Dentistry
• Pharmacy
• Biomedical Sciences
• Psychology
at National Medic Mentor Weekend on the 17th and 18th of June taking place at the University of Stirling: 7 different healthcare conferences at the same venue happening on the same day!

Please note that these events are likely to fill up quickly!

It is a highly valuable opportunity to network with a variety of healthcare professions, learn about work experience opportunities and how to make a successful application.

Registration is £25 for the Saturday conference and there is an optional UCAS lecture available on Sunday for each specialty. Students can register on the Medic Mentor website and find out more about the events:

All proceeds from the weekend will be used to support our UK’s healthcare students with scholarships, elective bursaries, free training and educational initiatives.

Engineering the Future for Girls @ the University of Strathclyde

Engineering the Future for Girls is being delivered in collaboration with BP and BAM Nuttall and is designed to engage girls in a wide range of engineering challenges that will inspire them to become the next generation of engineers. The summer school is fully-funded by BP and BAM Nuttall and all student costs, including travel, will be covered. Strathclyde will accept applications from girls with any range of subject choices at National 5.

The summer school is non-residential and therefore pupils should be able to make their way each day to the University of Strathclyde campus in the heart of Glasgow City Centre. Teachers are not required to accompany pupils during the week. For the pupils’ convenience, we have arranged for Mentors to accompany pupils from and to Queen Street train station, Glasgow Central train station and Buchanan Bus Station at the start and end of each day.

Pupils should apply at using the online application form. The deadline for applications is 10 March 2017. A confirmation email is sent upon receipt of application. The selection panel will meet in late March/early April to review the applications received and all applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application by 7 April 2017.

If you would like any further information on the Summer School then please email:


A reminder that all S5 students are involved in a Stressbuster event periods 5 and 6 on Wednesday 1 March. Lists will be displayed outside the assembly hall to remind you of the sessions you have selected. Please check the venue for each session.

Virgin Trains East Coast apprenticeships

You can find all sorts of rewarding career opportunities with Virgin Trains East Coast. We have 2 positions for Electrical/Mechanical apprenticeships with plenty of scope for career advancement. As a member of our team, they will be pushed and challenged, but will also be supported and guided to deliver a service to be proud of. They will receive a competitive salary and benefits package, including our rewards and recognition scheme, pension and travel facilities. Not to mention our extensive training programmes to help them achieve their full potential.  

Because there is always a huge interest , it is important that all candidates meet the minimum criteria before applying for these apprenticeships to avoid disappointment at the first hurdle.  Application should be made on the Virgin Trains East Coast website ‘About Us’ section. 



Tarmac Dunbar Cement Plant – Apprenticeship opportunities

Tarmac Dunbar Cement Plant have 3 vacancies for apprenticeship this year, 2 Modern Apprenticeships and 1 Higher Apprentice.

They are holding an open evening on March 6th at the plant to talk to young people and their parents/carers about the opportunities they have.

The application process will open very soon and in the meantime any students interested can have a look at our website or dedicated apprenticeship site where you can register your interest: