I just wanted to pass on a big thanks to the pupils and staff who put up with me popping in to their classes and asking questions as part of my ‘evaluation visit’ on Thursday 21st February. I saw some great learning and teaching going on and the pupils I talked to all spoke highly of the support they get from their teachers.
It was a pleasure to be in the school – I look forward to my next visit.
Alison Wishart, Quality Improvement Officer, East Lothian Council.
The purpose of the evening was to give students and parents information about the options available and the process to be completed re choices for senior courses. A good number of parents and students attended.
The presentations delivered by Mrs Robertson (DHT) and Gill Pert (Careers Adviser) can be viewed here, as well as information about Education Maintenance Allowance.
EMA Presentation 18 Feb 2008
18 Feb 2008 Julia Robertson Presentation
18 Feb 2008 Gill Pert Presentation
What a great evening! The 2008 Burns Supper was held in the school hall on Thursday 7th Feb.
A huge thanks to all of the talented Pupils and Staff who provided either food or entertainment or both. Continue reading Burns Supper 2008
The turnout for the S2 Parent Information Evening was very good. The purpose was to provide Parents/Carers with information about the Subject Choice process.
Mr.Bell gave a short presentation about the pupil programme in SE lessons and the support that can be offered to the young people in making these choices.
Gill Pert (Careers Advisor) also gave a presentation on the the role of Careers Scotland. In this presentation she gives advice and information on various websites that can be accessed for additional help in making these choices.
Mr.Stewart explained how the Options form should be completed DON’T tick the boxes – give your order of preference from 1 to 5 plus a reserve (6).
The presentations delivered can be viewed here:
Mr.Bell 5th Feb 2008 S2 Parents Info Evening
G.Pert (Careers Scotland) 5th Feb 2008 S2 Parent Info Evening
‘On-Our-Doorstep’ cook club held the competition final last night, with fourteen S2 pupils competing. They worked exceptionally hard during the 1 hour 30 minutes allocated to them to produce an exceptionally high standard of finished dish.
They were complimented by the 6 external judges who are all local produce suppliers from within East Lothian.
James Logan – Scotchip
Margaret Grant- Brodies
Mary Darling -Glenkinchie
Pamela Zenati – James Dickson & Son
Hilary Cochran- Knowes Farm Shop
Jane McKirdy- McKirdy Butchers
The winners were
1st Dean Martin 2Se2 ( received a voucher & cook book)
2nd Sean Gaffney 2Se2 & Gordon Flemming 2Gr3( Received cook book)
All participants received a certificate to recognise the enormous effort.
Well done to all concerned!
A BBC cameraman and journalist were in the school today to interview pupils for a National News story about the teaching of History and in particular Scottish History. They were interested to talk to pupils about their knowledge of local history events of national significance ie The Battle of Prestonpans.
The interviews were broadcast this evening at 6.30pm in “Reporting Scotland”
The article can be viewed on the www.bbc.co.uk/scotlandnews follow the links to Reporting Scotland. We hope to have the full article on this site soon.
Black gold – a Prestonpans mining poem
This week as we look to celebrate the birthday of the national bard, Robert Burns, the ELP pupils have chosen to read and discuss a poem called Black Gold. This poem was written by Prestoungrange Poet Laureate, John Lindsay, to mark Burn’s Night 2006.
It can be read again at home with your child by clicking on the link above.
In class we have talked about the following thoughts and ideas having read the poem:
- mining is/was a very dirty job
- miners work hard – they get very sweaty!
- mining is/was a dangerous job – the poem speaks about death
- miners are like brothers – with jokes and fun at lunchtime
- miners work hard because their fathers worked hard too
- coal is called black gold because it is important and precious even if it is dirty and dusty
More information about the work the ELP pupils are doing for On our Doorstep can be found in the Support for Learning pages of the school website.
Why have enterprising pupils of Preston Lodge High School moved into the Fruit and Vegetable business? For more information click here
The Home Economics department has been running an after school cook club for a few months now. It was open to any S2/3 pupils to participate. Almost 30 registered with between 20 – 26 turning up each week.
The aim was to source local produce from within East Lothian. We were delighted with the support we received from local businesses in the area. Each recipe was designed to include one or more food items from the area.
Pupils became aware of what could be sourced so close to home and benfited from 1st class fresh produce from the suppliers. Each week it was recorded on an East Lothian map to identify the spread avaiable.
The 30th of January is the final night with 14 of the pupils competing in a practical cookery competition to produce a ‘main meal for 2 people using local produce’. 6 of our suppliers are acting as judges that evening which will show a vast array of talent and culinary delights.
Our thanks must go to all who supported the club, especially the local suppliers. Well done to all who participated.
See attached link for dishes made. Recipes & Suppliers List
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