Visit the Hme Economics page to discover ‘what’s cooking’ in the S3 ‘Advanced Skills Cook Club’
Please click on the link below for the invitation to our ‘One Scotland’ event on Thursday 28 May 2009.
If you have any queries, please contact the school on 01875 811170.
Active Kids get cooking. As part of a national initiative run by the British Nutrition Foundation and sponsored by Sainsbury’s many pupils have gained recognition for their inovative recipes. Visit Home Economics to find out more.
The timetable of the S3 examinations is now availiable here.
Rotary Technology Tournament provides an opportunity for students to use team-building skills in solving a design and technology problem, as well as to practice oral, written and graphical communications skills.
The Tournament is a one-day event for teams of 4 students from local schools and
colleges who undertake a previously unseen challenge against the clock of a design, build
and test nature. Teams can enter at basic, intermediate or advanced levels.
The task is and its execution develops team building, communication skills, planning and time management, as well as solving a design and technology problem.
The day culminates in the testing session when teams can see the performance of competing designs and solutions.
On Thursday 3rd of March, three teams of Preston Lodge pupils traveled to the Rotary Young Technology tournament at Musselburgh Grammar School.
The twelve Preston Lodge young people from our school were a credit to the school and they participated in the competition with maturity and enthusiasm.
The S1 & S2 team were not placed but their invention fulfilled the criteria best of all the 16 competing teams.
The S3 & S4 teams achieved second place in their category and were only, according to the judges, ‘a hairsbreadth away from winning’. The majority of teams in this age group were S4 pupils or had a S4 representation – our team consisted entirely of S3 pupils.
The winners of the Senior Event were the team from Preston Lodge.
Mathew Banks, Kirsty Fraser, David Gibson and Sam Gray produced a fantastic structure which blew the opposition away. Like the intermediate team these four S5 pupils were up against teams comprising of pupils older than themselves and in S6.
All of the Preston Lodge S5 team are in Mr.Noble’s Higher Graphic Communication class, but the qualities required to do well in a competition like this, collaboration, setting challenging goals, thinking creatively and independently……are skills developed throughout the school.
The accompanying teacher, Mr.Cruickshank commented:
I think that a major contributing factor to the success of PL pupils in the competition is the excellence of the curriculum offered to youngsters in this school and I am sure that a large number of the staff have added value to the educational experience that these children have so far received in Preston Lodge High School.
A Preston Lodge pupil made the papers this week – here’s the article which featured in the ‘East Lothian Courier‘:
Lee Mannion, of Rowanhill Way (pictured front with striped sweatshirt), plays percussion with 15-piece band KODA and their album ‘Keepin’ It Reel’ was released last Monday.
KODA is made up of young musicians between the ages of 14 and 18 from all over the south of Scotland who play accordian, fiddle, bagpipes, piano, bass, keyboards, drums, percussion and provide vocals, creating a unique contemporary sound.
The S4 Preston Lodge High School pupil – who also plays in Prestonpans-based band ‘Unplugged’ – has been in KODA for three years and performed at last year’s Scottish music festival T in the Park. He sits his intermediate 2 music exam this year.
Although the band is well known for its cover versions of modern popular songs, its latest album contains traditional Scottish music and songs played in a contemporary style. ‘Keepin’ it Reel’ – priced £12 – is available locally from J Robertson, Links Road Garage, Port Seton and Strawberry Corner Garden Centre, Wallyford.
The band’s next performance will be at a ‘Homecoming Scotland 2009’ event at Dalkeith Schools Community Campus on Sunday, March 29.
Lee Sneddon(S4) won top spot in the school heats on friday, with runner up being Sean Gaffney(S3). Both boys will now represent the school in the Zone finals at the beginning of February, held in Preston Lodge.
Read more on the Home Economics page
Fun and creative classes for 8-15 years
90 minute session – £10 per child
Saturday mornings 10.30 am – 12 noon at Prestongrange Church Hall, Kirk Street, Prestonpans
Find out more email
firstname.lastname@example.org or Phone 07753 626 227
A reminder to all Mrs K’s S5 Intermediate and Higher pupils that unless they have submitted both critical design studies (historic & contemporary) by 4pm on Monday 24th Nov, they will be unable to sit their up-coming NAB.
Please see Mrs K if you have any concerns.