Extra-Curricular Clubs- Term 3

The extra curricular clubs are to start back next week on Monday 9 May and run for 6 weeks. The following clubs will be running:

Monday: S1-S3 Rugby

                   S1-S3 Hockey

                   Fit for Girls (6 weeks of different activities) £2 per class

Tuesday: S1-S3 Football

                    S1-S3 Basketball (Run by Rob Woodhead, East Lothian Basketball Development Officer)

Wednesday: Dance S1-S3 £2 per class

Thursday: Trampolining (Run by various instructors. Limited to 8 per class) £4 per class to cover coach

                      Girls Football S1-S3

Friday: Tennis (1.30-2.30)

All these classes will run 3.45-5.00pm unless stated. If you want to join in with these classes please let Mr Bennion know asap.

Also if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the PE department.

Sports Personality of The Year 2011

Sports Personality of the Year 2011 is on Thursday 31 March in the school assembly hall at 7.00pm.

This year we have some auction prizes, which help fund our evening on an annual basis. The auction prizes have a reserve price and are as follows:

A Sunday Lunch for Two at the Marine Hotel (Reserve Price £30)

Round of Four at Haddington Golf Club (Reserve Price £40)

Round of Four at Musselburgh Old Links 9 Holes (Reserve Price £30)

Round of Four at Whitekirk Golf Club (Reserve Price £40)

Round of Four at Castlepark Golf Club (Reserve Price £40)

If you are interested in putting a bid for any auction intems in advance please contact Mr Bennion on 01875 811 170 or gbennion@elcschool.org.uk  There will also be further raffle prizes on the evening to help raise funds.

This is a great evening to celebrate the success of all the teams at Preston Lodge High School.

Jennifer Currie- Scotland Goalkeeper

Jennifer Currie has been selected for Scotland U-15 Girls team as a goalkeeper.

 She has met up with the squad for the first time this week and has played her first game against Motherwell in a warm-up match.

 She has an extensive programme coming up with games against Glasgow Girls on Thursday 3 March Then a training day with the squad on Tuesday 15 March.

 Her closest warm-up game is against Hibs ladies team at Meggatland on Wednesday 30 March before two more preparation day before travelling to Cardiff to take part in the Bob Docherty Tournament against Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

 She then has a game against England at Toryglen Indoor Arena on Saturday 23 April.

 The school is very proud of her to be the first girl from Preston Lodge to be Capped for Scotland.

New Athletics Club at Preston Lodge

Preston Lodge are starting a new Athletics club on Friday 12 November. The club will be from 12.15-1.15 and will involve running, throwing and jumping events.

The clubs is open to all S1/ S2 pupils. The club will be a benefit to pupils especially with Cross-Country and the County athletics after Christmas.

If any pupils are interested please let Mr Bennion know by Thursday lunch.

This is a great opportunity for all pupils.

Former Preston Lodge Pupils a Success in Dehli

Former Preston Lodge pupils Josh Taylor and Paul Van Reitvelde, have been over in Dehli to represent Scotland at the Commonwealth games.

Paul was representing Scotland in the badminton and the team had done well in the opening stages. The team qualified for the quarter-final of the badminton and were unlucky not to qualify for the semi-final which would have given the team a bronze medal at the very least.  At 19 there is high hopes that Paul will be at London 2012 and/or Glasgow 2014. Well Done Paul the School Are Proud of you.

Josh Taylor, also a former pupil at Preston Lodge was representing Scotland in the boxing in the lightweight category. Josh had a great start to the competition and was winning comfortably in his opening fights. As the games went on there was an excitement around Preston Lodge about Josh’s next fight.

Josh reached the final of the boxing and the whole school were gripped by the event. We had nearly 250pupils watching the final in the assembly hall and the whole school watching it all in other classrooms.

Josh was defeated in the final,but gained a silver medal which he should beextremely proud of. Well done Josh the whole school were behind and and really proud of you.

Well Done Boys!!!!

Young Ambassadors

On Friday 24thSeptember East Lothian hosted the first national adiStar conference as part of the Young Ambassadors Programme.

The Young Ambassador Programme is UK wide and delivered in Scotland by the Youth Sport Trust in partnership with sportscotland through the Active Schools Network. Continue reading