During week commencing 29 May 2017, a programme of activities and trips will run in place of the normal timetable. This programme has been arranged to give pupils a choice of experiences in a broad range of activities.

Now that Curriculum for Excellence is well established at Knox Academy we want Activities Week to add value to the experiences that pupils gain in the classroom. This can be through residential trips, which many pupils have already signed up for, or through home-based activities.

For those pupils not taking part in a residential trip we have organised a series of home-based activities which will hopefully suit a wide variation in interest. Some of the activities are selected due to the interests of the staff who are organising them and some due to requests from pupils over previous years. This is an ideal opportunity for pupils to choose something outside their comfort zone and perhaps develop new skills and interests.

Whatever activity your child chooses to participate in, the main aim of the week is to help them build confidence, develop new skills and make new friends.

Some of the activities are free or of minimal cost and only those that require transport or help from outside specialists or instructors will require a larger payment.

It is expected that all pupils in S2/3 will take part in the these activities unless they have already signed up for a residential trip.

Each pupil must choose 4 activities from the list in order of preference and we will endeavour to give them one of these. They should ensure that their choice form, which is at the back of this booklet, is returned by Wednesday 19 April 2017. No payment is required at this time.

Please note that pupils below -15 points will not be allowed to take part in activities that take place out with the school.

Alex Redford
Activities Week Coordinator.