Bagpipe Exam Success for Preston Lodge Cluster Pupils

Well done to Finlay, Neve, Grace, Niamh, Nathan and Charlie for passing their piping exam!

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Just before the summer holidays 21 pupils from the Preston Lodge cluster schools sat a Piping and Drumming Qualifications Board (PDQB) examination which is recognised by the SQA as an SCQF Level 2 qualification.

All pupils, who were then still in Primary School had to sit a music theory paper as well as a practical exam. I am pleased to say that they received their results over the summer and all 21 passed.

The examinations were conducted by assessors from the Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association (RSPBA)

Further details on the range of piping and drumming examinations available can be found on the PDQB website.

We wish to congratulate all pupils involved on their success.

Lee Moore, Piping Instructor & Simon Grant, Drumming Instructor

Beat the Street!

Beat the Street!

Beat the Street launches 11th September and runs until 23rd October. Beat the Street is a fun, free game that will happen across the areas of Musselburgh, Wallyford, Whitecraig, Prestonpans, Cockenzie & Port Seton and Longniddry!

Every pupil at Cockenzie PS will be issued with a GREEN FOB on Monday 9th September, along with all the information you need to play.

Every journey you make adds to your points total. Everyone can register to be a part of TEAM COCKENZIE, let’s see if we can get to the top of the area leader board!

To register and check your progress on line, visit:  

Additional playing cards for adults will be also be available – stay tuned to the school blog and our Twitter account for more info!

Check out this Youtube video which explains exactly how to play!

East Lothian Youth Theatre

11 Important Benefits of Drama!
Improved –
Communication Skills
Emotional Outlet
Physical Fitness
Appreciation for Arts and Culture

…because it will bring joy into your life!

East Lothian Youth Theatre run Groups led by experienced drama professionals at a variety of locations across East Lothian, with over 20 competitively priced classes to choose from.
These energetic and fun classes let you explore creative movement, mimes to music and structured improvisation whilst gaining confidence through games and activities.
Groups are for ages 5 to 18 years and beyond and are booked termly in advance.

To book online go to

Any queries contact / 0131 665 9900.

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