Preston Lodge opens its doors and welcomes the community to the Sixties!

Preston Lodge High School opens its doors again to the community on Wednesday June 1st as it showcases the Whole School Project for 2010-11 “The 1960s”.

 All year, pupils have been studying aspects of the 1960s across the entire curriculum including:

  • 1960s artists in Art
  • 1960s Space Race in Science and a journey round the Solar System
  • 1960s menus in Home Economics
  • 1960s based musicals and plays in Drama
  • Constructing a 3D Yellow Submarine in CDT (for use in our Beatles Museum and performance)
  • Exploring the sporting breakthroughs of the era
  • The Cuban Missile Crisis with the History Club
  • 1960s television, past times and fashions
  • 1960s cars, sweets and holiday destinations
  • Construction a 1960s living room in the S6 Common Room in conjunction with a local Arts Council visiting artist.
  • Creating our own Cavern Club using resources and research gained when studying the Beatles

The Open Day will show case this and so much more. On the afternoon of the 1st June there will be displays of all this work, performances of Hairspray the Musical by our S1 Drama Club and our Enhanced Learning Provision pupils, a market place where people can buy local produce, a 1960s menu on sale in the school canteen at lunch time. There will also be the opportunity to visit the Octopus’ Garden in the shade!

The afternoon session runs from 2-4pm and all members of the community are welcome.

In the evening, there is a 1960s concert being provided by our talented Music Department and people are invited to come along and enjoy our medley of 60s hits. From the Beach Boys to the Beatles and back again…tickets for this performance can be bought on the night. (See news from Music Dept on this site elsewhere)