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
Create something unique
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
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.
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.
The S4 pupils will begin their diet of Prelim Examinations on the 12th November. Pupils will sit examinations in most but not all subjects at this time.
Many of our S4 Intermediate courses will not have Prelim examinations until February. A copy of the timetable can be downloaded here.
All pupils should confirm with subject teachers which examinations they are to sit, and take a careful note of the times of these exams.
Lots happening in the Home Economics department. Available on the website – recipes, competition opportunities and information about recent events. Don’t miss out, take this chance to visit and find out more. Keep in touch for regular updates.
Many thanks to the Edinburgh University team for a stunning show as well as high quality presentations.
The optical illusions proved very popular indeed!
Check out the link below to see the presentations including the superb illusions.
To view the video required for the ‘Observation’ task, the password is easy to remember (if you watched the show)
Are you interested in spending activities week in Paris.
We are offering an extra foreign trip for all year groups
Any pupil interested in finding out more about this trip should attend a meeting in ML5 (Mrs Fitzpatrick’s room) on Wednesday 8 October at break – be punctual!
You may collect a letter with information about the trip in advance of the meeting.