1B1 have been promoting Fairtrade as part of their PL challenge.They now hope to work towards Preston Lodge becoming a Fairtrade school.This will require pupils from other year groups and staff getting involved over the next year. If you would be interested in this, please let Ms. Duthie know. You can find out more information here.
1B1 have set up a website and a Twitter account to encourage everyone to get involved with Fairtrade. Take a look and join us / follow us!
Do for: Willie Gallagher, David Kirkwood and John MacLean
Ms Duthie’s second year class, 2B3, were given the option to come up with an alternative way of assessing the unit they had been studying on Children in Factories. Together, the class decided that the two main options would either be to produce a play, or a comic using the computer programme ‘Comic Life.’ The class split in two and over several weeks worked together to write, create and perform their chosen piece. Mrs Todd took reponsibility for the drama group, while Ms Duthie supervised the production of the comic. Both groups produced some excellent work, both informative and amusing! The play, ‘Dirty Money’ received such a good response that a repeat performance was arranged, for an invited audience of SMT and Guidance. The Comic Life pages are a bright and interesting addition to the displays outside the History classrooms.
After the drama performance/presentation of the comic pupils were asked to reflect on the experience-whether they had learned anything about themselves and to think positively about fellow group members. Overall, pupils felt that taking ownership of the piece of work like this not only made remembering key facts about the topic easier, but they had all taken risks and overcome their nerves/worries to do something they would never normally have done. Well done to all the group members who amazed us all with their talent and determination.
On a bright, sunny October afternoon , Ms Duthie and Ms Morris were joined by six very enthusiastic pupils -Kieran, Morgan, Jamie, Isla, Taylor and Steph- all dressed in green, purple and white. Their aim ? To follow in the footsteps of campaigners who had marched exactly one hundred years ago to try and achieve votes for women. On the three mile march the PLHS group were cheered and applauded by passers -by and their PLHS banner was greatly admired. Jamie was even interviewed by the media ! Everyone in the group felt that they were taking part in making history and the significance of this event was not lost on them. It was a super occasion and the PLHS group thoroughly enjoyed being part of it. (The only disappointment was the no-show of Mr Stewart … he was probably at home washing the dishes !)
Useful for revision of basic points – music by one of my favourite bands, too!
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In September 2008 a group of S3 Modern Studies pupils visited Harlawhill Day Centre. This was part of an investigation into the lives of the elderly in our area. Both pupils and the folk at the centre got a lot out of talking with each other on topics such as housing, social care and personal finances. The elderly group said how wonderful the Preston Lodge group were – well done!
To everyone – have a super Christmas, enjoy the holidays, and here’s a little something to keep your hand in: