Do you want to help run an internationally recognised sports event in 2018?

IRONKIDS Edinburgh is a series of running events for children aged 3-15 years being held in East Lothian, Midlothian and Edinburgh on June 29th and June 30th 2018.

IRONKIDS Edinburgh is part of The Year of Young People 2018 event programme, and is being organised in conjunction with IRONMAN 70.3 Edinburgh, the legendary endurance, multisport race of a 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike, 13.1 mile run which returns to the capital on Sunday 01 July 2018. With support from The Year of Young people we are excited to extend IRONMAN Edinburgh 70.3 to include running events specifically for children and young people.

IRONKIDS is part of a global series that every year has over 50,000 kids aged 3-15 years running races that are a distance of between 500m and 2000m. We need your support to make sure that IRONKIDS Edinburgh is the best event on the world circuit! We want to see 1000 kids taking part in each of the race venues in Prestonpans, Dalkeith Country Park and Holyrood Park and we are looking for a team of young volunteers (aged 8-26 years) to make it happen.

Volunteering roles include:

Event management
• Event managers – help us plan and deliver an IRONKIDS event
• Logistics – see what it is like behind the scenes of a large sporting event and help us make sure that it runs smoothly
• Course design and event arena design – support organisers in designing each of the courses and arena layouts, learn about risk assessment and athlete safety
• Organise and run entertainment programmes and sport taster sessions at each of the events. Make your event special, who and what will you plan to showcase your local area? We’ll give you a budget to make this happen!

Communication and marketing
• Marketing support – support the marketing effort from print design and distribution to sourcing cost effective advertising opportunities
• Social media – put together a social media strategy and activate it to promote and support the events. Learn from social media experts
• Event media relations – assisting with our media campaign and help us to engage local and national media

Race day
• Race commentary, announcements and playlists
• Organise spectator teams to support young runners
• Course marshaling
• Help with registration and signposting

Volunteering with IRONKIDS is a great opportunity for you to learn new skills, boost your CV, build volunteer hours and to learn from industry specialists in sports event management, media and marketing and sports development/participation. If you want to be the driving force that shapes, develops and implements the IRONKIDS Edinburgh 70.3 events or if you would like to find out more please contact: ironkidsedinburgh@gmail.com

NHS Lothian Vaccination Programme – Community Clinics for S1-S6 for HPV and MMR Catch Up

Did your daughter miss out on HPV (cervical cancer) vaccination when school nurses were with us?  There is another opportunity to get it in June.  More details are below.

Up to date with MMR vaccination ?  If not please see below for details of MMR clinics being run by NHS Lothian in June.  MMR protects against measles, mumps and rubella. 

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Are You Protected?

Thanks to immunisation, diseases such as polio have disappeared in the UK. However, these diseases could come back as they are still seen in many countries throughout the world – which is why it’s so important to get your jabs.

Although you were probably immunised against tetanus, diphtheria and polio as a child, and may have some protection, you still need a Teenage booster to complete your routine immunisations and give you longer-term protection.

Likewise you need a booster dose of the MenC vaccine as a teenager to be protected from meningitis and septicaemia (blood poisoning) caused by meningococcal group C bacteria. The booster dose increases protection against MenC and is given at the same time as the tetanus, diphtheria and polio booster.

Likewise many teenagers have not had the two doses of the MMR vaccine required to ensure they are protected from Measles, Mumps and Rubella.

The HPV vaccine, given to girls in S2, protects against cervical cancer.

These vaccinations are provided in school by the NHS Lothian school nurse team. If you are due to be vaccinated you will receive a letter.  Please ensure you read this and discuss vaccination with your parents or carers.

Please return completed consent forms to the school.

More information can be found on the Immunisation Scotland website.

Cookery Competition for S4 students

East Lothian Young Chef Competition 2013

Open to all S4 students

NOTE – Change of Date for School Heat 

Teams of 2 S4 students from 6 East Lothian secondary schools will have 90 minutes to prepare and serve a delicious 2 course meal based on local ingredients.  They will work under the scrutiny of a team of judges at Knox Academy on Friday 4th October.

The winners will be invited to attend the East Lothian Food and Drink Annual Awards Dinner at the Glasshouse Function Suite in Musselburgh on Tuesday 8th October.

The school heat will take place on Thursday 12th September at 3.45pm.  Two winners will be chosen to represent Preston Lodge High School at the final.

If you are in S4 and are interested in taking part in the competition please come along to the Home Economics Department and register your interest by Thursday 5th September at the latest.  You will be given a recipe which you will make at the school heat.