A French student from Aubigny will be visiting Haddington from the Saturday 18 May until Sunday 16 June as they have been award the Aubigny Scholarship this year, therefore he requires to be host in Haddington. In the past families have hosted students from around 1 week at a time. If you would be interested or would like some more information please speak to Miss McBride.
The Bulletin: S1
Food waste is a problem! When you buy or cook food only to throw some of it away, this impacts our environment in many ways:
- Food waste generates greenhouse gasses. In landfills, food is broken down by bacteria that produce methane, a gas which is contributing to the warming of our climate. Also, preventing food waste means we can conserve limited landfill space.
- It's estimated that about 18 million tonnes of food goes to landfill ANNUALLY in the UK. That's wasted money that people are spending! The key is to only buy as much as you need. By being smarter with food purchases and by eating everything, a family of four could save as much as £70 each month.
- Food requires a lot of resources to grow and transport. Many of the fruits and vegetables that we have here in the UK are not even grown here and they are imported from other countries. This means that we're consuming fuel in trucks and planes to transport food, but it all goes to waste if we're not actually eating the food. Plus, growing crops requires a lot of resources like energy and water too, which gets wasted along with the food if it's not eaten.
- Thousands of people around the world don't have enough food to eat on a daily basis. We should be preserving the food that we are so lucky to have!
Moral of the story: don't waste food!
All information can be found on the attached letter . The deadline for the return of the slip/payment is Friday 1 March.
A trampoline block that begins on Friday 8th March to the 5th April is now open for bookings. This is ran by Active Schools but please come to PE if interested and to obtain a form. The cost of this block is £17.50. Please register your interest by the end of this week as this is a popular activity.
Monday mindfulness begins again this Monday at 8:10 in Music Room 2.
Mindfulness is a great way to start your day. It has been proven to decrease stress levels and help promote positivity. Do not worry if you have not done it before - just come along and give it a go.
Following a successful application to Eco Schools Scotland, Knox Academy's Eco-Committee has earned its first Green Flag! Last year, we ran a variety of initiatives including our annual Eco-Week, a clothing collection for Rock Trust, and a campaign to place recycling bins in most of our classes. We're excited to receive this award and we have big plans in the pipeline for this year's Eco-Week! Eco-Week 2019 is happening from March 11 to 15 and yes, there will be memes! Keep up to date with our projects here on the school website and on our Twitter account. If you'd like to get involved with the Eco-Committee (we're pretty awesome), come see Miss Laudi!
Friday 22 February 2019 is Purple Friday! Purple Friday is the last Friday of February every year, as February is LGBT+ History Month. It is a day to show support to the LGBT+ community and stand up against homophobia. This year, we want Knox to show their support, so there will be a dress down day, where you are encouraged to wear purple, and a bake sale in the social area at break. If you are dressing down, the recommended amount is £1 but any donations are welcome. Your donations will be going to Knox's new LGBT+ Allies group, who are working towards getting the LGBT Youth Scotland Charter for the school.
Haddington Twinning Quiz Night will be on Friday 2nd of March in the Town House in Haddington, doors open at 7pm for a 7:30pm start. All other relevant information can be found on the attached flyer.
The next meeting of Knox Reads Book Group will be this Friday, 22nd February, at break-time in the library. We will be discussing the next title we are going to read after shadowing the Teenage Book Award.
The first rehearsal of the S1 and 2 choir will be this Thursday lunchtime in Music Room 2.
We will be singing a selection of modern pop songs and song suggestions are very welcome.
Bring your lunch. I look forward to seeing you there.
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