Preston Lodge High School made the papers yet again – this time in TESS: the Times’ Educational Supplement in Scotland on Friday 6th March. The article features news of the recent archaeological project that a group of S1 history pupils participated in, investigating the Battle of Prestonpans. You can read the article here, or below:
Digging up yesterday’s rubbish
History is brought to life via archaeology and artefacts found on a famous battleground
In groups of two, the first-year pupils examine the artefacts, writing down size, shape and colour. They say what the objects feel like, and what they could possibly be. This may not be a real archaeological dig, but for the youngsters at Preston Lodge High in Prestonpans, it is the next best thing, re-enacting what happens and discovering what an archaeologist does.
The East Lothian school lies on part of the site where Bonnie Prince Charlie fought and won the Battle of Prestonpans in 1745 – his day of triumph before he Continue reading TESS: “Digging up yesterday’s rubbish”
Just before the Christmas Holiday a group of pupils and staff spent the weekend at the Benmore Outdoor Centre in Argyle. They took part in the a variety of activities including Caving and Kayaking.
Here is a short photo show of their weekend.
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A new service is available from PrestonLodge.net.
We are now able to offer for sale, prints and photo gifts of various school activities. The first collection we are able to offer are those taken at the Senior Dance 2008.
To use this service visit our PhotoBox Gallery.
The prices are very reasonable and the small profit will go to school funds. Enjoy.
To see the price list for prints click here (remember they will also be a Postage and Package fee)
The Senior dance was a tremendous success. Once again the pupils of Preston Lodge made a teriffic effort to look their very best and danced all night. Their conduct was real credit to themselves and their families.
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To see some more photos of the dance on our Flickr site click here.
We also have a video montage of the “Official” photographs taken by Mr.Cramb.
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These photos are also available for download on the Flickr site by clicking here.
Or to order prints why not try our new Photobox Gallery
Many thanks to all the staff and senior organising committee for a great night.
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The Christmas 2008 Newsletter is also available to read here.
If you would like to download a pdf copy click here.
If you would prefer a paper copy these can be obtained at the school office.
Two fantastic evenings at Preston Lodge
The Annual Christmas Concert took place on the evenings of the 9th and 10th December. Once again the musical talent of the young people of Preston Lodge was on display. To a packed house, the singers, dancers and musicians of all ages entertained us with a variety of acts of many genres.
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The Christmas Concert Charity Raffle raised £423 this year. All the money will be donated to charity. We would again like to thank the following local businesses for their generous contributions.
Longniddry Golf Club
Royal Musselburgh Golf Club
Jules Health and Beauty
Skin and Tonic
The Filling Station
Viv Strachan and pupils.
We would also like to thank staff who supported the event in any way, without all your help it would not have run so smoothly.
For more photographs from the Concert click here
The annual East Lothian Outdoor Education S6 challenge was held on 28th November at Yellowcraigs. Following the tremendous success of the Preston Lodge teams in the 2007 challenge the pressure was on the current sixth year to rise to the challenge.
Rise to the challenge they did and for the second consecutive year the Preston Lodge team brought home the Silver Salver Trophy as winners of the 2008 event.
Well done to all that took part and to the Preston Lodge teams for competing so well.
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See some more photos of the 2008 “S6 Challenge” by clicking here.
Congratulation to Ashley Buchanan and Christie Sinclair on winning the East Lothian Food Festival “Young Chef of the Year” on Friday afternoon.
They worked extremely hard and thoroughly deserved their win.
This is the fourth year in a row that Preston Lodge have won the competition. The Home Economics department is really proud of their achievement.
Read the East Lothian Courier article here.
Preston Lodge makes headlines again this week: Emma Porteous, 17, S6 2008, won the first prize of art supplies vouchers at East Lothian Child Protection Committee’s (ELCPC) art and design competition. Congratulations!
Read the full article here.
IT’S official – Preston Lodge High School is the healthiest school in the county…
Preston Lodge High School’s success in achieving Level 2 accreditation in the Health Promoting Schools Award scheme has made it to the papers. You can read the full article here.