Eco-Curriculars at Knox Academy

At Knox Academy, we value the environment in our local community and in the wider world. We feel that it is important for young people to engage with environmental issues, which have an impact on our present and undoubtedly on our future. For this reason, there are two environmental clubs at Knox Academy in which students can get involved: the Eco-Committee and the Green Team.

The Eco-Committee is a student and staff group which works to implement positive environmental changes within Knox Academy and the school community. The committee meets once a week on Tuesdays at lunch time in Miss Laudi's room (T1.2) to organise environmental initiatives like awareness campaigns, donation drives, and our ever popular Eco-Week.

The Green Team is Knox Academy's recycling club and we meet every Wednesday at lunch time in Miss Laudi's room (T1.2). We get together once a week to empty recycling from classrooms around the school and we work on other projects throughout the year too. We have an amazing group of students in S1-S4 who are already involved and we always welcome new members!

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For further information or if you would like to contribute to these groups, please contact Miss Laudi.

Environment News

Published: Tue 18 Sep 2018

Are you artistic, creative, innovative? All of the above? If you answered "yes" this competition is for you! We are looking for a logo to represent Knox Academy’s eco-curriculars: the Eco-Committee and the Green Team! The winning logo will be used on the environment page of the school website, it will become the profile image for the knox_eco_comm Twitter account, and it will appear on our assembly presentations and eco-board. What are the rules of the competition?

  • The competition is open to all students in S1-S6. Maximum one entry per student.
  • Entries can be drawn on paper or created digitally and emailed to Miss Laudi (search jlaudi on Edubuzz).
  • The logo should have some green and it should be round (shaped in a circle).
  • Entries should be submitted to Miss Laudi by MONDAY 8th OCTOBER.
  • Entries will be judged by Miss Laudi, Miss Reynolds (art), and members of the Eco-Committee and Green Team.
  • The student who submits the winning entry will receive a special eco-friendly prize!
  • House points will be awarded to the winning entry and the 2 runners up!

We look forward to receiving your logo submissions! If you have any questions, please see Miss Laudi!

Published: Tue 11 Sep 2018

On 28 June 2018, four students from the Green Team (Knox Academy's recycling club) entered the Viridor Eco-Challenge. The competition task - sponsored by Viridor - was to design and present a project specifically related to sustainability and environmental improvement within East Lothian. For their project, the Green Team designed a 3 week cross-curricular course that would teach S2 students how to live more sustainably in their daily lives by discussing environmental issues, cooking zero waste meals, creating art pieces out of recycled materials, and upcycling everyday materials into usable items.

Along with Dunbar, the Green Team tied for the first place prize. Both project ideas were outstanding and the judges were thoroughly impressed. East Lothian Council published the story on its website here. On 6 September 2018, students from the Green Team attended the Beautiful Scotland Awards in Haddington to receive their prize: a trophy and £500 to implement environmental improvements within the school.  Well done to the Green Team! Keep up the inspirational environmental work!