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.

 

Fair Trade Tuck Shop – June 14th 2013

The Preston Lodge Fair Trade group and the Pupil Council are pleased to announce that they will be jointly running a trial Fairtrade Tuck Shop at break time on Friday June 14th 2013, in the Maths Social Area.

There will be the following items on sale to pupils and staff –

  • Fair Trade home baking
  • Fair Trade fruit
  • Fair Trade cold drinks

The long term aim is that this combined group of pupils will develop this initiative in the new session and hope to run an end of month Fair Trade Tuck Shop every last Friday of the month. Funds from the venture are going towards buying new outdoor furniture for the school garden.

We look forward to seeing you all on Friday June 14th at break time in the Maths Social Area!

The Pupil Council and Fair Trade Group