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A new venture for Chalmers Memorial Church

CAMEO (come and meet each other) is a new venture for Chalmers Memorial Church, a drop-in coffee time every Thursday afternoon between 2 and 4pm. We’ll be using the lower level meeting room which has comfy seating and a coffee bar where we are offering free teas, coffee and light refreshments. It’s open for all ages and might be of interest to parents and carers collecting their children from Cockenzie Primary School (a coffee before the children are collected or a coffee and juice once they have been collected!)… The entrance to the room is via the side door entrance to our Church Hall which is on Osborne Terrace – just a short distance from the school itself. We’d be delighted to see you there…


It’s Cockenzie and Port Seton Gala Week!!

Lots of events happening, please see below . . .

Gala Week Events


Gala Day – Saturday 20th May 2023

Active Schools Prestonpans Term 2

Active Schools Prestonpans is back for Term 2 with lots of different activities on offer.

This term, we have a return to our Give it a Go taster sessions with local community clubs including Chris Ewing Karate, Destination Judo and East Lothian Indoor Bowling Club. After a successful block at Preston Tower Primary School last term, our local Outdoor Education volunteer, David Robertson, will be bringing a block of free Orienteering sessions to Cockenzie Primary School. We’ll also have a return to Basketball, Archery and Badminton at Preston Lodge High School.

Later this term, we’re looking forward to bringing back some of our paid classes including Cheerleading and Football, with a possible new Dance class to be confirmed. Paid classes will be available to book from 1st February.

We are currently waiting on some details being finalised for the Swimming with Tranent Swimming Club, and Basketball at Ross High School. I’ll send an update when details are confirmed, please also keep an eye on our online booking and social media pages for updates.

Online booking for free activities will open from 6:00pm on Wednesday 4th January

Online booking for paid activities will open from 6:00pm on Wednesday 1st February

  • All activities can 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 on paid activities – please select ‘Concession’ when booking online.
  • All paid 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 click here for full details and online booking:

 Free Access to Paid Activities
 All Active Schools activities are free to all. Active East Lothian activities have a fee, however, 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 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 or contact East Lothian Council by email at 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 we can offer training, support and resources as needed. 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

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