Girls sport at Preston Lodge High School is becoming more and more of a success especially between October and December 2011.
We have had some great individual success with Dollar Miller in Karate (British Champion), Alica Steele in Kickboxing (European Champion), Kirsty Edwards in Basketball (Scotland) and Jennifer Currie in Football (Scotland).
These are only four pupils who have reached a significant achievement in recent times. However we have high level performers in Hockey, Gymnastics, Golf and Dance.
As well as this we have our school teams which have been performing to a high level. The hockey team S1-S3 play weekly fixture against other schools in the lothians and borders. Our Senior Girls football team have also reached the last 8 of the Scottish Cup. In addition to this our badminton team has won the Lothians Quaich to qualify for the Scottish Badminton final again.
With great success from the girls we are looking to progress the opportunities we have for girls and for more girls attendance at clubs.
Hopefully 2012 will continue this success and we can have more girls involved
Pupils from Preston Lodge High School attended the East Lothian Multi-Sports festival at Meadowmill Sports Centre on Tuesday 22 November 2011.
The pupils got to try different sports: Football, athletics and Archery These sessions were run by specialised coaches and gave them a taster of clubs that run at meadowmill on a regular basis. All the pupils from Preston Lodge had a great day as they always do at these event.
They would like to thank the Sports Development team and Disability Sports Development officer, Rob Woodhead. The pupils from Preston Lodge will be building up to their next festival with regular classes of Boccia, Archery, Athletics, Football etc throughout the year. Keep you the good effort
Preston Lodge High School pupil Dean Apicella (S4) competed in the Kickboxing ISKA European championships. The championships were held at the Palazzo Del Turismo in Lido de jesolo province of Venice Italy from the 25th-29th October.
The completion was open to all within the EU and with many countries attending the competition standard was very high. Dean was ranked in two different competitions which were set by weight. These were:
-51 kilo semi contact points fighting
-51 kilo continuous fighting
Dean had competed in much National competition, but this was the most high profile competition he had attended.
After some excellent performances he took gold in both sections to become double ISKA European champion.
This was an outstanding performance considering these two titles were won only ten days after he had become Double WKA Scottish Open Champion. This event was held in Ravenscraig sports centre in Motherwell.
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)