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Preston Lodge History Club update…


During the past 6 months the coolest group of pupils started coming to History Club with the delightful Miss Strachan. So far they have learned about lots of different topics including the 1960s, the Cold War, Mary Queen of Scots and Hitler.

At the moment they are investigating the life and times of the Romans.

Don’t worry – they don’t do writing or essays! The group simply eat, chat and talk historical nonsense! Watch this space – where we will tell you what we’ve been up to…

Anyone interested in joining the History Club, please come along and see Miss Strachan – it’s free and fun!

Fiddlesticks Concert

Fiddlesticks in Concert

Thursday 2nd April


Ross High Hall

Fiddlesticks, a new orchestra of pupils from the Ross High and Preston Lodge cluster schools, will be performing a concert of modern arrangements of folk music.

They proved very popular at the Christmas concert so please come along and give them your support.

Tickets £3 (concessions £1) available at Ross High School Reception (01875 610433)

or email:

Fiddlesticks will also be in concert at the Longniddry Church on Wednesday 25th March at 7.30pm

After January’s sell-out concert by the senior students of Preston Lodge High School – and what a fabulous night that was! – we now have another not-to-be-missed date for your diary. On Wednesday 25th March at 7.30pm, Longniddry Parish Church will welcome a new string orchestra made up of players from this part of East Lothian. “Fiddlesticks”, organised by our schools’ string instructor, Mrs Carolyn Wilson, is a group that is full of budding talent, so it will be lovely to enjoy their music presented in a range of different styles.
Admission is free, with donations welcome on the night to benefit this latest venture in East Lothian Schools music. Do come along once again, and encourage the youngsters in their music!

New Pupil E-Mail System Launched

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From the end of March the existing pupil e-mail system provided by Edukit will be closed.

If you have any important e-mail or information stored on the site you must remove or you will lose it!

New Pupil e-mail system

During the next few days we will be registering all pupils with a new system for pupil e-mail. The new system is hosted by Google and works just like a Google Mail account, it is called

Your new e-mail address is     (e.g. “”)

Your username is the same as your Network log-in username.

Your e-mail password

This is the same as your Network password, but you must change this when you log-in.

Pupil e-mail system :

More information on the Pupil E-mail system can be found on the “Pupil e-mail” tab of the Daily Notices

TESS: “Digging up yesterday’s rubbish”

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”