This month Preston Lodge High School in Prestonpans, East Lothian has been celebrating the first 3 years of Prestonlodge.net.
It runs on East Lothian’s Edubuzz.org WordPress MU blog system, and has grown to become a family of over 30 blogs supporting most departments in the school.
Starting with just two main sites – the main PrestonLodge.net site, and ‘Today @ PLHS’ – the daily notices for use in school, we now have around 30 contributing sites from subject sites, to yearbooks, to pupil web jotters, PrestonLodge.net is a vast network of contributors from around the school. By far the largest portion of Edubuzz.org, PrestonLodge.net has over 120 teachers, pupils and office staff adding to the site almost daily.
If you’ve been wondering how well a portfolio of blogs might match up to the needs of your secondary school, this is definitely one that’s worth a look.
Out of curiosity, I’ve just gathered some usage statistics over the 3-year period. Here’s an overview of page views per month over that time: