Interhouse Rugby 7s

On Friday 7 June the Interhouse rugby 7s will take place at the Pennypit, Preston Lodge Rugby Clubs Home ground.

S1 & S2 pupils are to leave after break and meet at the Pennypit no later than 11.15am. S3 pupils are to attend assembly after break then walk down to the Pennypit for the tournament starting at 12.15.

We ask that as many pupils, staff and parents attend to support the event. we will ahve over 90 players playing some experienced player, some who are playing for the first time so all support is welcome.

If any pupils wish to play and they have not put their name on the list please see Mr Bennion or Mr Thomas

Playground to Podium-Athletics

The new scottishathletics Talent ID Programme – Playground to Podium – will be kicking off in June and we want to ensure that our school has a presence at our local event.
Playground to Podium is an opportunity to find potential athletes who have not been identified within a Sporting programme. All schools in Scotland will have the chance to nominate pupils from S1 – S6. Please click on the link to see more about the event http://youtu.be/EEhxoxPAtD4.

Any pupils who would like to enter the competition can you please see Mr Bennion in the PE department by Monday 27 May.

Scotland Rugby Players coming to PL

All rugby players must attend an additional training session on Thursday 31 January. This session is for all S1 to S6 rugby players.

On Thursday there will be players from the Scotland six nations squad coming to train with the team.

This is a great opportunity for the players to meet the squad and train with the international players

New Exciting Clubs at Preston Lodge

Active Schools are running two new clubs at Preston Lodge in Term 2. On a Thursday lunchtime there will be the opportunity to participate in Handball. This follows on from the Handball which has been part of the Health and Wellbeing Programme.

Also on a Friday 12.00-1.00 there will be Cheerleading classes running for all secondary pupils. We have had Cheerleading before which was successful in the school. Hopefully these sessions will lead to performance at East Lothian Dance festival and other competitions in East Lothian and Edinburgh.

If you have interest in ay of these club please see Mr Bennion in the PE department.

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

http://www.teamgb.com/athletes/josh-taylor

http://player.stv.tv/programmes/scots-gold/2012-07-25-2000/

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