Category Archives: Athletics

Interscholastics 2018

Preston Street put in a fantastic performance at the 2018 EPSSA ‘B’ Schools Interscholastics, coming in fourth  place out of a total of 33 competing schools! This year’s competition was held at Myreside, the George Watson’s College rugby ground, as … Continue reading

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Athletics training at Peffermill

Our P5-7 year group visited Peffermill Playing Fields yesterday for the first of a series of athletics training sessions on their grass athletics track. Visiting an athletics track as part of the PE curriculum is something which we introduced in … Continue reading

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Indoor Athletics 2017

Our senior pupils were at the Crags Sports Centre on Monday for the annual House Indoor Athletics competition.  The competition is an opportunity for all our senior pupils to develop their athletics skills and experience the excitement of participating in … Continue reading

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Sports Day 2017

Our whole school enjoyed an action packed Sports Day on the Meadows on Friday 16th June. The morning began with a parade to the Meadows. This was a spectacular sight as pupils lined up in their four houses, sporting their … Continue reading

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PE lessons at Meadowbank

The P5 and P5-6 classes have had the opportunity over the past two weeks to participate in athletics practice at Meadowbank Stadium as part of our PE programme. We introduced a programme of track visits last year in P6 and … Continue reading

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Further Cross Country Achievements

As the cross country season draws to a close, there are further achievements to report from our expanding group of P5-7 runners. On Monday 20th March, we sent a team to the EPSSA Cross Country Finals at Duddingston. As is … Continue reading

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Cross Country Festival Success

A team of 36 Preston Street runners took to the Meadows today for the EPSSA Cross Country Festival. Participating in the ‘B’ schools races, our team achieved unprecedented success in a truly remarkable morning, resulting in Preston Street winning 8 … Continue reading

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House Cross Country 2017

This morning saw our P5-7 pupils on the Meadows for our annual House Cross Country Championships. There was a slightly different format for this year’s event. Instead of having separate races for each year group, the races were held over … Continue reading

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Running and fitness in P5/6

Since returning to school in January, the P5/6 class have been running every day. From Monday to Thursday, we do various drills in order to develop fitness and running capability (for example, interval running.) On a Friday, we go on … Continue reading

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Junior Great Edinburgh Winter Run

A group of P3-7 runners participated in the Junior Great Edinburgh Winter Run in Holyrood Park on Saturday 7th January. This testing 2.5k race took place as part of a whole day of running, which included an adult 5k in … Continue reading

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