Category Archives: Learning

Join us for National Medic Mentor Weekend on the 4th and 5th November at the University of Stirling!

Over 100 healthcare professionals from across Scotland will be volunteering to present and network with students who are interested in:
• Medicine
• Veterinary Medicine
• Nursing & Midwifery
• Dentistry
• Pharmacy
• Biomedical Sciences
• Psychology
at National Medic Mentor Weekend on the 4th and 5th of November taking place at the University of Stirling
Please note that these events are likely to fill up quickly!
It is a highly valuable opportunity for you to network with a variety of healthcare professions, learn about work experience opportunities and how to make a successful application.
Registration is £25 for the Saturday conference and there is an optional UCAS lecture available on Sunday for each specialty. Students can register on the Medic Mentor website and find out more about the events:
All proceeds from the weekend will be used to support our UK’s healthcare students with scholarships, elective bursaries, free training and educational initiatives.

Connected Learning

East Lothian Secondary Schools now offer wireless learning for all young people. This means that young people can use school or personal devices to access a very wide range of learning materials online. This new opportunity creates important new responsibilities for young people.

At Preston Lodge we’ve come up with a guide, and brought in the web app Airhead, to support the introduction of Connected Learning to our classrooms. The following videos summarise our guide to Connected Learning and explain how to set up Airhead on your mobile device:

You can also download a text version of our guide to Connected Learning as a PDF by clicking here.

Log in to Airhead by clicking here.

Preston Lodge Web Design Help Launch Their New “Roots and Fruits” Site

A Preston Lodge S3 Web Design class has come to the rescue of a local community group, East Lothian Roots and Fruits, who were in desperate need of a web site – but without the funds to employ a company to make one for them.

Pamela McKinlay, Roots and Fruits Project Manager, was so pleased with the work of the class that she invited the whole class to the Roots and Fruits Open Day today to launch the site to an audience including Fiona O’Donnell MP; Councillors including East Lothian Education Convener Shamin Akhtar, and representatives from NHS and other local groups.

You can visit the web site at

Activities Week

Pupil options form
Letter to parents

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.