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Senior Citizen Christmas Hamper Appeal

We are looking for donations for the Christmas hampers we are creating for this year’s raffle at the Senior Citizen Christmas concert on Thursday 10 December.

Could you donate some non perishable items?

Examples: – tinned foods, toiletries, packets of biscuits, sweets, jars of any preserves,

Any donations would be greatly appreciated, the more we have, the more hamper bags can be created.  Donations should be sent/brought into school prior to Tuesday 8 December and taken to Home Economics. Many thanks in anticipation.

S3 Hospitality class & Home Economics department

Preston Lodge Christmas Fair – Tuesday 1 December

Preston Lodge High School would like to invite all members of the community to their Christmas Fair!!

Lots of stalls selling cards & wrapping paper, home baking, jewellery & handbags with representatives from The Book People, The Body Shop, Port Seton in Bloom and Virgin Vie!  There will also be a café providing refreshments.

Please come along and bring your friends to the high school assembly hall on Tuesday 1st December from 2pm-4pm. Free Entry

All welcome.  For further information please speak to Miss Angus in Home Economics (Tel 01875 811170).

PL 2000 Club – October 2009 Winners

1st Prize – Mr and Mrs G Ross

2nd Prize – Dr D Bremner

3rd Prize – Mr and Mrs Wyllie

Thank you for your continued support.

If you would like to join the 2000 Club just ask at the School Office for a form or download a copy here.

The profit from the 2000 club is invested directly in resources, activities and equipment to benefit all the young people of Preston Lodge.

Salt Scientists

On Saturday 20th June members of the PL Chemistry club presented a sample of sea salt to a visiting delegation from Newbattle Abbey College. The delegation followed the Salter’s Way, the route traditionally taken by the Cistercian Monks from their Abbey at Newbattle to Salt Prestoun (modern day Prestonpans) from 1198. These monks came year after year until their Abbey was dissolved in 1560. They used the readily available coal to boil the sea water using 2 tonnes of coal to produce 2 tonnes of salt.

PL Chemistry Club were challenged to replicate the conditions used by the original Salters and produce pure salt from sea water. This was carried out by filtering and recrystallising crude salt derived from the sea in Prestonpans.

S2 Health Day – Looking Good, Feeling Great

Our S2 pupils enjoyed a fantastic day of health and wellbeing activities in school on Tuesday 9th June.  The day started with a motivational address from Don Ledingham, Director of Education and Children’s Services followed by a wake up session by our own Mr and Mrs Motivator (Mr Thomas and Mrs Pike).  Pupils then participated in 5 sessions including:

Ø  Aim … Fire  – Archery

Ø  And Relax … Meditation

Ø  Pilates

Ø  Belly Dancing

Ø  Boogie in the Daytime – Dance Mats

Ø  Fuel Food – Healthy Cooking

Ø  Games for Fitness

Ø  Herbal Medicine

Ø  Keep to the Beat – Guitar Hero

Ø  Kidd the Builder – Can you fix it – Problem Solving

Ø  Mr McKay’s Martial Mayhem – Karate

Ø  Spots, Skin and Sweat – Superdrug

Ø  The Drugs don’t work – Drugs Advice

Ø  You Booze, you lose – Alcohol Advice

A huge thanks to all staff who ran sessions and accompanied groups.  We are also very grateful to Clare Demarco and her team from Superdrug, David Fenwick of the Integration Team, John Cowan of the Police, Audrey Cowan of ABEL, Val Minty, Juliet Mosson and Napier University for running sessions.