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.

Senior Girls Football

The Senior Girls football team played Boroughmuir in the last 16 of the Scottish Cup on Tuesday 13 December.

The game was played even though the weather condition were terrible, due to high winds and rain. Even with this both teams adapted to the conditions well and contributed to a good game of football.

Both teams went into the game full of confidence of proceeding to the last 8 of the Scottish Cup. With the game end to end and both teams trying to take the lead the game was full of incidents.

Preston Lodge started to take advantage in the midfield and through this they got the break when Emmelie Young went through one on one with the goalkeeper to score and take a  1-0 lead. This is how it stayed until half-time due to some outstanding defending from the time and great save from Jennifer Currie.

The team started the second half with more urgency to get the second goal. They had a couple of opportunities through Hannah Bruce and Rebecca McArthur, but the Boroughmuir goalkeeper kept the score to 1-0.

With the score at 1-0 Boroughmuir had a free-kick in the last minute. Preston Lodge had to defend and two great saves from Jennifer Currie brought the game to a close and sent the girls through to the last 8 of the Scottish Cup.

Well Done Girls!!

Jennifer Currie, Lauren Donaldson, Katie Cochrane, Cara Ross, Chloe Connachan, Ashild Nordbotten, Anna-Marie Tolk, Amie-Jayne Russell, Kirsty Edwards, Rebecca McArthur, Emmelie Young, Brooke Armstrong, Hannah Bruce, Caitlin McCaig.

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.

Extra-Curricular Clubs

All extra-curricular clubs have now started back. We are trying to recruit as many players/pupils as possible to strengthen our teams we currently have as well as expand our new clubs. We are happy for people of all standards to attend.

All Clubs 3.45-5.00 unless stated:

Mon: S1-S6 Hockey, S1-S3 Rugby, S1-S6 Running Club, S1-S6 Girls on the Go (Multi-sports)

Tues: S1-S2 Football, S1-S6 Basketball, S1-S6 Table Tennis

Wed: S1 Badminton (Lunchtime), S1-S3 Rugby, S3-S6 Football, Girls Football, Archery

Thurs: S2-S6 Badminton, S1-S4 Trampoline.

Fri: Gym & Swim (Mercat Gait 12-30-4.00), Football Matches, Golf Matches.

Active Schools Coordinator Mr Bennion, is also trying to start Dance, Zumba and other sports. If you are interested please come and see Mr Bennion.

We would like more people to attend so please come along and have fun with your mates at the school’s extra-curricular sports clubs

U-14s Football

U-14s football will now be on a Tuesday after school 3.45 to 5.00pm. All pupils in S1 and S2 are welcome to come along and represent the school in playing football. Mr Steven Halliday will be the U-14s coach and Mr Bennion will be taking the S1 team.

Come and see Mr Bennion if you have any questions.



Senior Girls v St Aiden’s High School

Preston Lodge Senior Girls played St Aiden’s High School yesterday at Wishaw sports centre.

This was the first match the team had played this year. They went through with only two subs due to illness. However after a terrible start with the girls conceding after 10 seconds the girls had a tough uphill task on their hands against last years semi-finalists.

The team started to play well with some good performances from Cara Ross, Lauren Donaldson and Goalkeeper Jennifer Currie to keep the score at 1-0. As confidence grew Amie-Jayne Russell and Katie Cochrane started to dominate in midfield. this allowed the strikers Rebecca McArthur and Lauren Buchanan to get more involved and became a threat to St Aiden’s.

Amie-Jayne Russell brought the teams level after good works from Rebecca McArthur and Hannah Bruce down the wing. The teams went into half-time at 1-1.

After a spirited half-time discussion the girls went out knowing they were doing well and this brought new fresh confidence. St Aiden’s began to struggle physically as Preston Lodge got stronger and stronger.

Amie-Jayne hit a free-kick around 35 yards out and hit the bar. Rebecca McArthur reacted quickest and scored the rebound.

The game began to stretch and from their the team took a 4-1 lead. St Aiden’s came back into the game with a superb free-kick that goalkeeper Jennifer Currie could not do anything about.

As St Aidens chased the game Preston Lodge finished it off with another goal from Rebecca McArthur to seal the win.

The girls done really well. The whole team deserve a mention for beating a good St Aiden’s side. However player of the match voted by the captain was Jennifer Currie. Players player of the match was Amie-Jayne Russell.

Preston Lodge Team: Jennifer Currie, Lauren Donaldson, Shannon Langlands, Cara Ross, Brogan Spence, Chloe Connachan, Hannah Bruce, Katie Cochrane, Amie-Jayne Russell, Rebecca McArthur, Lauren Buchanan, Caitlin McCaig, Brooke Armstrong