Preston Lodge Olympic Star

Josh Taylor former pupil at Preston Lodge High School has set on his journey to the London 2012 Olympics, where he will compete in the lightweight category in boxing.

Josh is one of the 541 athletes who have been selected for the Team GB side. He has already competed in the Commonwealth Games in Dehli in 2010 and this will give him good experience going into London 2012.

Preston Lodge and the local community are all behind Josh and wish him all the best for London 2012 and the future.

Below are links to Josh’s Team GB profile and also a programme which Josh was involved in for STV. He is in the last part of the programme

Dress Down Day/ Dress as a Sporting Hero

Friday 22 June will be dress down day or dress as a Sporting Hero.  Pupils are to pay a £1 for dressing down. This £1 will be put towards the schools Olympic trip where the four Young Ambassadors in the school will be attending.

All pupils please give the £1 to your register teacher on Friday morning

Mr Bennion, Active Schools Coordinator

Extra-Curricular Clubs

All the extra curricular clubs at Preston Lodge are back up and running.

The clubs will run until the last week of school when the activities week will start. The clubs are:

Mon (3.45-5.00): S1-S3 Football & Golf

Tues (3.45-5.00): Muay Thai & Dance

Wed (3.45-5.00); Rugby

Thurs (3.45-5.00): Girls on the Go, Racquet’s Club & Gymnastics (Starting 7 June)

Fri (Afternoon): Surfing & Kayaking

These are fun clubs that will be non-competitive and a good way to get fit in an Olympic year. The rugby club will be participating in competitions so we need more players to turn up.

Extra-Curricular clubs in Term 3

In Term 3 Active Schools are offering new exciting club for the pupils of Preston Lodge. We have new opportunities to try new sports as well as some of our core sports that we play throughout the school year.

The sports we have to offer are:

Running Club,Football, Dance, Basketball & Rugby.

New Opportunities are:

Muay Thai, Golf, Girls on the Go, Tennis, Surfing & Kayaking

These opportunities are for pupils to experience sport in Prestonpans and out with in East Lothian. If you are interested about any of these clubs that will be running in Term 3 please come and see Mr Bennion in the P.E Department.

These opportunities will be in a fun relaxed atmosphere and is the perfect way to get some fun fitness and exercise.

Sports Personality 2012

Preston Lodge High School held their annual Sports Personality of the Year Awards on Thursday 22 March 2012.

The night was held to celebrate the success of our teams and individual sports stars throughout the last academic year.

On the evening we had Gillian Cooke, Word Champion at Bobsleigh. she gave a short speech on her career and answered questions from pupils on her sporting experiences.

As well as this we had Player of the Year and Most Improved Player of the Year for our teams. The winners are as follows:

Rugby Awards

Rugby S1 Most Improved Player of the Year: Jack Leslie   

Rugby S1 Player of the Year: Angus Hillhouse

Rugby S2 Most Improved Player of the Year: Andrew Brunton

Rugby S2 Player of the Year: Taylor McDonald

Rugby S3 Most Improved Player of the Year: Ben Fyffe

Rugby S3 Player of the Year: Lewis Berg

Badminton Awards

Badminton Most Improved Player of the Year: Mark Gibson

Badminton Player of the Year: Shona Bell

Basketball Awards

Basketball Most Improved Player of the Year: Martin Lord

Basketball Player of the Year: Daniel Laing

Hockey Awards

S1 Hockey Most Improved Player of the Year: Jenny Gibson

S1 Hockey Player of the Year: Millie Fleming

S2 Most Improved Player of the Year: Megan Collins

S2 Player of the Year: Shelby Garrity

S3 Most Improved Player of the Year: Kirsty O’Brien

S3 Player of the Year: Abbie Robertson

Football Awards

Girls Football Most Improved Player of the Year: Lauren Donaldson

Girls Football Player of the Year: Jennifer Currie

S2 Most Improved Player of the Year: Gary Bruce

S2 Player of the Year: Liam Currie

U-16s Most Improved Player of the Year: Robbie Menzies

U-16s Player of the Year: Liam Henderson

Senior Player of the Year: Ben Stewart

Congratulations to all the winners on the evening. Also a big Thank you to all the coaches, volunteers and parents who have supported extra-curricular sport at Preston Lodge High School over the last year.

We are always looking for new coaches and volunteers. if you are interested please contact Graeme Bennion, Active Schools Coordinator at Preston Lodge High School on or on the school telephone number 01875 811 170

U-14s Scottish Badminton Champions


Preston Lodge High School represented Mid and East Lothian at both U14 and U19 age groups at the recent Scottish Schools Badminton Gibb Memorial Quaich held at Ravencraig Sports Centre, Motherwell.

In the Junior U14 event there were eight schools competing for the title and ten schools in the senior event.

Preston Lodge U14 team won all their group matches beating Bearsden 5-0, High School Glasgow 3-2 and Mackie Academy 3-2.  In the final they were up against Dalziel High (Lanarkshire) which was a   nail biting match which they finally won 3- 2 to become Scottish Champions.

In the Senior U19 Quaich Preston Lodge fought hard throughout each match only losing to to Dalziel High in their pool who went on to win the national title.

Sports Personality 2012- Thursday 22 March

Preston Lodge High School annual Sports Personality will be held in the school assembly starting at 7.00pm on Thursday 22 March.

The event is to promote the success of our school teams and individuals throughout 2011-2012. We have had a lot of sporting success throughout the last few years and this has continued in 2011-2012.

On the evening their will be awards for ‘Player of the Year’ and ‘Most Improved Player of the Year’ awarded to the school teams.

As well as this we will have a guest speaker, Charline Joiner who achieved a Silver Medal in the Team Sprint for cycling at the Commonwealth Games in Dehli 2011.

We will also have some fundraisers on the evning such as ‘Irish Bingo’ and a raffle with prizes such as:

Tickets to a Hearts Match, Meal For 2 at the Marine Hotel, Round of Golf for 4 at Haddington, Round of Golf for 4 at Craigelaw, Raceland experience for two.

All the procceeds from the evening will go to running the Sports Personality evening in 2013 as well as extra-curricular sport.

Extra-Curricular Clubs

Attention All pupils. Are you looking to get involved in sport & physical activity? Are you trying to get fit? Well……

The Active Schools Extra-Curricular programme at Preston Lodge has started back. This week Rugby and Trampoline with be running as well as football, rugby and hockey matches at the weekend.

Week Beginning 16 January 2012 all clubs will resume as normal with training and games being played.

Also on Monday 16 January a ‘Girls on the Go’ club will begin. We are looking for girls to sign up for this and be involved in the club that will be a fun and light hearted club that all girls can attend to get fit in a fun relaxed way.

Please come and see Mr Bennion if you are interested in any clubs at Preston Lodge High School.

S1/S2 Bring A Friend For House Points

Preston Lodge High School are now going to introduce ‘Bring a Friend’ to extra-curricular sport.

Pupils that ‘Bring a Friend’ will gain points for their house as long as the friend continues to come to the club.

There is registers in place for the current clubs. Any new members will be added and they will gain house points along with their friend.

If you have any questions please see Mr Bennion in the PE Department.