The Bulletin: S4

Published: Fri 22 Feb 2019

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.

Published: Thu 21 Feb 2019

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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!

Published: Thu 21 Feb 2019

Edinburgh Project SEARCH helps people with disabilities who want to work full-time.

If you are 16–29 years old it could be for you. Come along to one of our information evenings to find out more.

Tuesday 5th March, Thursday 7th March, Monday 11th March or Wednesday 13th March 2019 6-7:30pm

Waverley Court, 4 East Market Street, Edinburgh, EH8 8BG.

It’s a full time, one year programme where you will complete three internships and a recognised qualification. You will gain real experience and skills needed for work.
Internships are available at either The City of Edinburgh Council or NHS Lothian
How to Apply
You must:
• be between 16 and 29 years old
• want to secure a full time job (16+ hours)
• have a recognised disability
• be able to commit full time for 1 year (Mon-Fri, 9-4pm)
• be able to travel alone or learn how to do this by August 2019.
To book a place call 0131 529 3139 or email project.search@edinburgh.gov.uk or visit our website

Published: Thu 21 Feb 2019

SKY Apprenticeship: Apprentice Opportunities for you!

You’ve probably never considered a job in Sky before - but if you’re looking for a job that gives great support and excellent benefits, this could be the perfect place for you.

Customer Service (Contact Centre Apprenticeship)

Technology Apprenticeship

Both opportunities are for permanent roles. You don’t have to have previous experience in these areas, all we’re looking for is a passion for Sky and willingness to learn! For application hints and tips you can check out our website.

Both applications are due to close on 4th March so please check out the links above and apply directly through our website if you’re interested in working with us!

If you have any other questions, please contact us directly at earlycareers@sky.uk

Published: Thu 21 Feb 2019

All information can be found on the attached letter . The deadline for the return of the slip/payment is Friday 1 March.

Published: Wed 20 Feb 2019

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.

Published: Wed 20 Feb 2019

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.

Published: Tue 19 Feb 2019

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!

Published: Tue 19 Feb 2019

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. 

Published: Tue 19 Feb 2019

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.