Mental Health Awareness Week (9-15th May 2022)

Please find below a link to a short document around loneliness (the theme for mental health week 2022):

Mental Health Awareness Week 2022 – Loneliness

There is more information around this year’s theme on the Mental Health Foundation website:

Mental Health Foundation

You can also find some information on our Children and Young people’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Information Point, including some top tips from young people across east Lothian for tackling loneliness:

Mental Health and Wellbeing – Mental Health Week 2022 (google.com)

Active Schools – Term Activities

Term 3 Active Schools Prestonpans Activities will be available to book from 6:00pm this evening – Tuesday 3rd May.

Sarah McLeod from HB Arts will return to deliver Cheerleading and Street Dance classes this term at Preston Lodge High School and we’re delighted to be able to extend our Street Dance classes to two sessions, P1-3 and P4-7.

After a short break during Term 2, our P3-7 Hockey classes are back at Preston Lodge High School. This term our volunteer coaches will have access to the Hamish’s Heroes resource pack from Scottish Hockey to support the sessions. This is a brilliant resource which has been developed ahead of this year’s Commonwealth Games to help pupils develop their hockey skills, encourage teamwork and have fun!  More information about Hamish’s Heroes can be found here: https://www.scottish-hockey.org.uk/hamishs-heroes/

Additionally, Preston Lodge High School PE Teacher Christina Swan is welcoming P7’s to join the S1-S3 Netball sessions on Mondays after school as a transition activity this term.  This is a fantastic opportunity to give Netball a go and meet other P7’s in the area before moving up to PLHS after the summer.

Chris Ewing Karate has also offered opportunities at the club’s Friday and Saturday sessions for new members to give Karate a go for free before deciding whether they would like to join the club.

Online booking will open from 6:00pm on Tuesday 3rd May

  • All activities will be booked online using our Active Schools Booking Page.
  • Please note that spaces for each activity are limited and will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.
  • Concessions for Access to Leisure members apply and are available at the point of booking.
  • All Active Schools activities are free to children who are care experienced, young carers, and/or registered for free school meals with East Lothian Council. More information below.

Please see the Term 3 Activity Programme attached and click here for full details and online booking: https://www.eastlothian.gov.uk/ActiveSchoolsPrestonpans

Free Access to Paid Activities
All Active Schools activities are free to children who are care experienced, young carers, and/or registered for free school meals with East Lothian Council. All support is delivered confidentially.

To confirm you qualify and to receive your promo code for free access to paid activities, please email me at ssands@elcschool.org.uk. Your promo code should be used when booking East Lothian Active Schools activities online at checkout. If you have previously received a promo code, this is still valid and can be used for new bookings.

Free School Meals application forms are available to download at www.eastlothian.gov.uk/FreeSchoolMeals or contact East Lothian Council by email at educationenquiries@eastlothian.gov.uk or by phone at 01620 827 827.

Please note, promo codes should not be shared – incorrect use of your code may result in the offer of a place being withdrawn.

Volunteering with Active Schools
Could you help us bring more sport and activity to Prestonpans, Longniddry, Cockenzie & Port Seton?

Active Schools are always looking for volunteers to help us develop our Active Schools Activity Programme and provide more opportunities in the local community for children and young people to take part in sport and physical activity.

All levels of experience are welcome and training and support is available. If you have any questions or are interested in learning more about volunteering with Active Schools and the support we can offer, please email me at ssands@elcschool.org.uk.

Social Media
For all the latest updates on Active Schools and activities in your area, you can follow Prestonpans Active Schools on Facebook and Twitter.

Best wishes,

Stewart Sands
Active Schools Coordinator | Prestonpans Primary School Cluster, Gullane Primary & Aberlady Primary

Preston Lodge High School, Park View, Prestonpans, East Lothian, EH32 9QJ
m: 
07976 377 956 | t: 01875 811 170
www.eastlothian.gov.uk | www.activeeastlothian.co.uk

EASTER BREAK

The staff at Cockenzie Primary School and Nursery would like to wish you all a Happy Easter.

Staff and Children will resume on Monday 25th April 2022 at normal time.

We hope you all have a lovely break.

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