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.
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.
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!
Do you want to know more about Get Going? This family healthy lifestyle programme aims to encourage children to get active, eat well and work towards a healthy weight. This is a fantastic opportunity for families, particularly those with any concerns about healthy weight, to come and learn more about the programme and ask questions in a very relaxed atmosphere.
During a fun packed couple of hours you will get to take part in lots of fun activities as a family and individually, look round the market place, make smoothies, enjoy fruit tasting and leave with lots of goodies from water bottles to a 5 a day fruit bag.
Come as a family and enjoy the start of the summer holidays with a healthy kick. Places need to be booked in advance and tickets will be sent out prior to the day.
To book your place, please contact:- by 29th June 2012
Activities Week 2012 takes place during the last week of the summer term 25th-29th June. Pupils have been given a list of activities to choose from that they will participate in on the Monday to Thursday. On the Friday we will be holding a whole school event and barbque.
Pupils must return their activity choices form to their register teacher or school office by Wednesday 28th March. Please ensure the PC1 is also completed.
If pupils require more information about any of the activities on offer they should speak to the member of staff responsible for it.
Any other questions they should direct to Mr Lanyon.
House points will be allocated to the first three register classes in each year group to have a 100% return of forms.
We had our first S1 Ceilidh as part of the Health and Wellbeing Project on Tuesday 13th December.
The classes involved were 1Go2 and 1Gr2.
During last 8 weeks these pupil have been learning about the history of Ceilidhs and the etiquette involved, preparing the food, learning the dances and organising the event.
It was a stirring success – you will note on the videos of the dance that ALL pupils took part and had a good time