1B1’s Fairtrade Challenge

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!
www.fairtradeprestonpanspl.webs.com www.twitter.com@FTPrestonpans

Higher History revision resources

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Growth of Democracy  Women’s suffrage
Labour reforms revision notes  higher history the growth of democracy 1832 – 1928  Labour essay  reasons for democracy essay plan   USA immigration sheets  USA Problems in the Economy sheets   votes for women  women’s suffrage essay plan  usa pee PROBLEMS IN THE ECONOMY   America_factors_on_economic_boom

What’s so funny about ‘Dirty Money’?

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.


PLHS helps to make History!

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 !)

S3 Modern Studies trip

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!

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