Just before the Christmas Holiday a group of pupils and staff spent the weekend at the Benmore Outdoor Centre in Argyle. They took part in the a variety of activities including Caving and Kayaking.
Here is a short photo show of their weekend.
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We are holding our annual Burns Supper and Ceilidh on Thursday 29th January at 6.30 pm.
This fantastic evening of Scottish food, fun, music & dance is open to S6 pupils, staff, parents and members of the local community.
If you wish to attend, tickets are priced £10 (includes a welcome drink and 3 course meal).
Tickets are available from the school office. (tel 01875 811170)
Proceeds from this event will be used to support school funds.
Welcome-William Galbraith (Head Teacher)
Quick Burns Quiz-Parent Council
Selkirk Grace– Mhairi Gilroy(Depute Head Girl)
Cock-a-Leekie Soup with crusty roll
Address To A Haggis–Robbie McLeod (S6)
Haggis, Neeps and Tatties
Coffee & Shortbread
Immortal Memory – Ian McLeod (Parent)
Toast To The Lassies – Calum McCombs (Head Boy)
Reply from The Lassies – Rosie Smith (Head Girl)
‘Death and Doctor Hornbook’ -
Gordon Kidd (Teacher) & Billy Horne (Parent)
Raffle will be drawn during break-(Parent Council)
A new service is available from PrestonLodge.net.
We are now able to offer for sale, prints and photo gifts of various school activities. The first collection we are able to offer are those taken at the Senior Dance 2008.
To use this service visit our PhotoBox Gallery.
The prices are very reasonable and the small profit will go to school funds. Enjoy.
To see the price list for prints click here (remember they will also be a Postage and Package fee)
The Intermediate, Higher and Advanced Higher prelim exam timetable is available now below.
These exams start on the 26th Jan and will last about 2 weeks.
The Senior dance was a tremendous success. Once again the pupils of Preston Lodge made a teriffic effort to look their very best and danced all night. Their conduct was real credit to themselves and their families.
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To see some more photos of the dance on our Flickr site click here.
We also have a video montage of the “Official” photographs taken by Mr.Cramb.
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These photos are also available for download on the Flickr site by clicking here.
Or to order prints why not try our new Photobox Gallery
Many thanks to all the staff and senior organising committee for a great night.
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The Christmas 2008 Newsletter is also available to read here.
If you would like to download a pdf copy click here.
If you would prefer a paper copy these can be obtained at the school office.
Young people are often hurt on the road because they can not be seen clearly by other traffic.
As we approach the shortest day of the year it is a time when we are reminded of the need to be seen when we are out walking and cycling. The short daylight hours mean that often people are travelling in poor light conditions, with heavy rain or mist or snow and are more vulnerable to vehicular traffic accidents.
The twilight hours – just before and just after the sun sets – are the most dangerous times of all, because drivers’ eyes are adjusting to the changing light.
Children are advised to stand out against the gloom by wearing bright or fluorescent clothes that show up best during the day, particularly in dull or misty weather.
However, fluorescent clothing does not work at night – reflective material works best and shows up in cars’ headlights.
Other travelling advice includes
- Keep to well-lit routes and crossing roads at safe places, like zebra or pelican crossings
- If there is no pavement available pedestrians should walk facing the on-coming traffic
- Cyclists can help themselves to be seen by wearing fluorescent or reflective clothes.
- Bikes must legally have a white light at the front, a red light at the back and a red reflector at the back, during the hours of darkness.
- Flashing lights on bikes are now legal and do alert drivers to cyclists more easily.
- Lights should be checked regularly to make sure they are in good working order and that the batteries are well charged.
See you Go safely! Be Safe Be Seen!
Useful websites for purchasing high visibility clothing are: www.brightkidz.co.uk & www.chesterford.co.uk
Two fantastic evenings at Preston Lodge
The Annual Christmas Concert took place on the evenings of the 9th and 10th December. Once again the musical talent of the young people of Preston Lodge was on display. To a packed house, the singers, dancers and musicians of all ages entertained us with a variety of acts of many genres.
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The Christmas Concert Charity Raffle raised £423 this year. All the money will be donated to charity. We would again like to thank the following local businesses for their generous contributions.
Longniddry Golf Club
Royal Musselburgh Golf Club
Jules Health and Beauty
Skin and Tonic
The Filling Station
Viv Strachan and pupils.
We would also like to thank staff who supported the event in any way, without all your help it would not have run so smoothly.
For more photographs from the Concert click here
The annual East Lothian Outdoor Education S6 challenge was held on 28th November at Yellowcraigs. Following the tremendous success of the Preston Lodge teams in the 2007 challenge the pressure was on the current sixth year to rise to the challenge.
Rise to the challenge they did and for the second consecutive year the Preston Lodge team brought home the Silver Salver Trophy as winners of the 2008 event.
Well done to all that took part and to the Preston Lodge teams for competing so well.
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See some more photos of the 2008 “S6 Challenge” by clicking here.
This year’s Christmas Concert will be held on Tuesday 9th and Wednesday 10th December at 7.30 pm in the School Hall. This event is a sell out every year so buying tickets early is essential.
Tickets Cost £ 3 for adults and £ 1 for concessions/students.
Tickets can be purchased from Monday 24th November in the foyer during morning breaks or by contacting the school office.
This year’s Concert will range from traditional festive treats to Santana and Coldplay.