All pupils travelling to Belgium and France on the Battlefields trip this summer should meet in Ms Armstrong’s room on Tuesday March 6th at 1.15pm. It is important that we all attend as important information will be distributed.
See you then!
Col Binnie, Major Armstrong, Captain Kelly and Pipe Major Moore
When we return from the half term holiday pupils from all three houses will be treated to assemblies like you’ve never seen before. In an attempt to promote the next house competition on February 23rd, your House Captains will bring you the assembly to rival Soccer AM’s renowned Dance Off!
We shall say no more – but be late for assemblies on the first week back and live to regret it…
The next house competition will be a musical event – full details will be give out at assembly and each year will have the opportunity to volunteer budding dancers into the house competition fray. More details from your house captains in the first week back – in both assemblies AND during normal registration time. Watch out for them visiting a regi class near you soon!
A reminder to all pupils and staff that the Inter House Tug of War between senior pupils from all three houses takes place today at lunchtime.
The event starts at 1.15pm in the PE Hall.
Come along and support your team – just by being there you can win house points!
Cupid demands the presence of the House Captains in the Training Room at lunchtime today instead of the usual meeting venue.
1pm kick off as per usual…
Attention all veterans of the 1st Battalion of Preston Lodge Pals!
In 2007, Greentrax Records boss Ian Green visited the World War I graveyards of Flanders with Des Brogan and Mercat Tours (who also take Preston Lodge to the Battlefields of WWI). A year later, Greentrax released the double CD Far, Far From Ypres, a collection of soldiers’ songs, music-hall favourites and home-front anthems from 1914-18, alongside subsequent songwriters’ reflections on the conflict. This CD provides a backdrop to the tour our 1st Battalion of Pals enjoyed last summer.
A live selection of the material led to this brand new full-length show, “Far, Far from Ypres”, featuring an array of performers from the album including Ian Bruce, Ragged Glory, Soopna, Sangsters, Dick Gaughan, Barbara Dickson, Stephen Quigg, Tom Ward, Donald Hay (drums) and narration by Iain Anderson.
On January 21st 2012 the show will be performed in Glasgow at the Royal Concert Hall on Sauchiehall Street.Tickets are £13.
Any former Preston Lodge Pal seeking more information or interested in attending the show should speak to Mrs Binnie or Ms Duthie who can provide further details.
We’re here because we’re here…
House Captains are reminded that there is our weekly meeting at lunch time today in the Learning Zone. We will be discussing:
– House Rugby Competition this Thursday
– Children in Need plans
See you then!
This week we will be remembering those who are less fortunate than ourselves when we commemorate Remembrance Day in our House Assemblies.
Cameron Black and Katie Lynch (both of 6Grange2) will lead the assemblies and explain
- why we wear poppies to remember the casualties of war
- how you can pay your respects or contribute to the work of the Poppy Appeal
They will also show footage from last year’s Battlefields experience and Preston Lodge’s excellent contribution to the nightly Menin Gate Last Post ceremony.
Thank you for, as ever, showing your respect.
The House Captains are pleased to announce that the next house sporting event will take place on Thursday November 10th at 1pm when Senior School rugby sides from each house go head to head in pursuit of the title “Inter House Rugby Champions”.
Pupils from S5 and S6 who are interested in playing should speak to Michael McKirdy (Seton), Blair Robertson (Grange) or Finlay Hughes (Gosford) – or feel free to approach any of the other house captains, who will point you in the right direction.
Some of the said motley crew are pictured above playing for our local club side, Preston Lodge RFC – come along and give them your support on the 10th!
As it stands the experts are predicting a Grange win this time out but, as we discovered with the football, favourites don’t always prevail. Make sure you don’t miss out on yet another fantastic event organised for you to enjoy by your House Team!
House Captains should be reminded that, because of the Monday In Service day the House Committee/Captains Meeting will be on Wednesday October 26th at 1pm in LZ 5.
This will allow us to review the I’m a Panner event and discuss the forthcoming House Assemblies (next week). Jenna has kindly taken home photos from the last event to use in a powerpoint for assemblies but all captains are asked to attend this meeting as per usual.
Mrs Binnie, Mr Thomas and Mrs Christie
I’m a Panner – Get Me Out of Here!
Today at lunchtime your house representatives will be indulging in their own version of a Bushtucker Trial in an attempt to win much valued HOUSE POINTS!
Staff, House Captains and a range of year group pupils will take part on your behalf.
Come down to PE to cheer on your Grange, Gosford and Seton house representatives as they put pride before common sense…