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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

Scottish Seabird Centre – Easter Holiday Activities

Details of Scottish Seabird Centre Easter holiday activities are below, tickets for all these events are FREE for kids (small charge for accompanying adults), but booking is required as numbers are limited, tickets can be booked via our website here.

LIVE SCIENCE SHOWS: SucSEED!
Professor Egghead is on a mission to revive the seabed with the help of an underwater superhero seagrass!

Join him to discover more about these underwater super plants and how they can help our oceans and wildlife recover. This brand-new fun-filled show is full of messy experiments and plenty of audience participation – can you help Egghead SucSEED?!

  • Dates: 9,10,15,16, 23 & 24 April
  • Time: 2pm
  • Location: Discovery Experience Theatre, Scottish Seabird Centre
  • Free for kids £2:50 for accompanying adults
  • Book here

LIVE SCIENCE SHOWS: CLIMATE SALE (WHEN IT’S GONE, IT’S GONE!
Professor Egghead  is back to help you to save a penny and the planet in this fun and interactive live science show! Can how you spend your pocket money really help combat climate change? Come along and find out!

  • Dates: 13,14, 20 & 21 April
  • Time: 2pm
  • Location: Scottish Seabird Centre, North Berwick
  • Recommended ages 6+
  • Free for kids £2:50 for accompanying adults
  • Book here

Seaside Storytelling
Bring your kids along for an hour of escapism, with a series of wonderful marine-themed stories. Let our Discovery Experience staff transport you to the underwater worlds of a few of our favourite marine-themed short stories.

  • Dates: 16 and 23 April
  • Time: 11.00am
  • Location: Scottish Seabird Centre, Discovery Experience Theatre
  • Recommended ages 3+
  • Entry FREE for adults and kids
  • Book here

Active Schools Summer Term (P4-P7)

Active Schools Total Adventure is back for Term 3!

Please CLICK HERE to see the programme with all the details on upcoming activities including Surfing, Wakeboarding, Sailing and Rock Climbing.

Online booking for Total Adventure activities goes live on Friday 1st April at 6pm – www.eastlothian.gov.uk/ActiveSchoolsTotalAdventure

If you have any questions about the Active Schools Total Adventure programme, please contact Gareth Hill, Dunbar Active Schools Coordinator, at ghill@elcschool.org.uk

Free Access to Active Schools Activities
A promo code for free access to paid activities is available to children and young people in East Lothian who are care experienced, young carers and/or registered for free school meals with East Lothian Council. Your promo code may 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.

Information on registering for free school meals is available at www.eastlothian.gov.uk/FreeSchoolMeals

For more information on the Active Schools promo code for free access to paid activities, please contact Stewart Sands, Prestonpans Active Schools Coordinator, at ssands@elcschool.org.uk

Best wishes,

Stewart Sands

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