Knox Academy has a long tradition of offering a suspended timetable programme to S1, S2 & S3 pupils. This has always taken place in May, just before the new timetable begins. This experience is an important part of the education of all of the pupils involved. It is a curriculum enrichment programme, whereby pupils gain life skills through various activities/packages/residential trips that are on offer. Whatever pupils choose to participate in during this week, the main outcome and focus is to develop important employability skills such as team work, confidence, communication, leadership, stress management and problem solving.
The format for Activities Week 2019 has changed dramatically from what the school has previously offered. The main change is the time we are using for suspended timetable. Unless pupils are away on a residential trip then the actual time for ‘Activities Week’ will be;
- Wednesday 15th May 2019
- Thursday 16th May 2019
- Friday 17th May 2019
We have also moved from residential trips being offered to both S2 and S3 year groups and instead to S3 only. So the format is as follows;
- S1 – day trips
- S2 – In-school programme
- S3 – Residential Trips
- S3 - PGL (South of France)
- S3 - Paris
All residential trips are well underway and pupils participating in these trips should have all information from the trip leaders. Any further information about these trips please contact the school.
S1 follow a series of day trips including Edinburgh Castle, Blair Drummond Safari and Foxlake. Please note, there is a cost implication for these day trips - Click on the link for more details s1_activities_week_parent_letter_2019.docx
S2 can opt in to a 3 day package of their choice - examples of these are Sailing, Drama Club, Build a Band, Art Attack, Masterchef. Please note, some of these packages will have a cost implication (more information on these packages will follow soon).
S3 not involved in a residential trip can either choose to engage with one of the packages offered in the first instance to S2 or there will be a timetabled project for them to follow.