June 2020

Published: 25 June 2020

The Standard Life Traineeship 2020 programme is now open for applications. http://www.standardlifeaberdeen.com/careers/early-careers/traineeship 'There are no minimum education requirements for this role – what counts is your enthusiasm, a can-do attitude and a curiosity to learn and be the best you can be. If you believe you have the potential to help us achieve our ambitions and get your career started, look out for our next round of opportunities, now open for applications.'

There are opportunities beginning in October 2020 that can be applied for now.
View our Edinburgh Traineeship opportunities.
View our London Traineeship opportunities.
Please note, our application deadline is Sunday 19 July 2020. You must submit your application prior to this date.

Published: 12 June 2020

Medic Mentor supports pupils who are interested in Careers in Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinarian Science. They are running Get into Medicine Conferences on the following dates:

  • Saturday 20 June 2020
  • Saturday 27 June 2020
  • Saturday 4 July 2020

They will be releasing dates for Dentistry and Veterinarian Science in due course.

For more information please e-mail Mr Flood on Edubuzz.

Published: 12 June 2020

VIRTUAL SPORTS DAY RESULTS in partnership with...

Leisure Time Sports and CrossFit Haddington

A huge thank you to all pupils and staff who took part in this event.  We were overwhelmed by the number of participants and with all the evidence submitted.  Pupils from all over the school including Meadowpark took part and we were very impressed with all of your efforts.  After tallying up all the scores - the point totals are as follows;



Congratulations to Garleton who have won the House Sports Trophy. 


Just for interest - we also totalled the distance/times/repetitions you all managed to complete for your houses.  Pretty impressive - Knox Rocks!

Plank Challenge

  • Garleton 1 Hour, 37 Minutes, 34 Seconds
  • Lammerlaw 1 Hour, 06 Minutes, 21 Seconds
  • Traprain 1 Hour, 42 Minutes, 34 Seconds

Distance Run/Walk Challenge

  • Garleton 281.82 Km
  • Lammerlaw 249.68 Km
  • Traprain 198.89 Km

Wall Sit Challenge

  • Garleton 2 Hours, 03 Minutes, 19 Seconds
  • Lammerlaw 1 Hour, 22 Minutes, 14 Seconds
  • Traprain 1 Hour, 04 Minutes, 40 Seconds

Dizzy Lunges Challenge

  • Garleton 1032 Reps
  • Lammerlaw 743 Reps
  • Traprain 571 Reps

Stork Balance Challenge

  • Garleton 1 Hour, 46 Minutes, 37 Seconds
  • Lammerlaw 52 Minutes, 54 Seconds
  • Traprain 1 Hour, 07 Minutes, 21 Seconds

Sit Up Challenge

  • Garleton 1342 Reps
  • Lammerlaw 686 Reps
  • Traprain 787 Reps
The following pupils have been awarded overall year group winners of the Virtual Sports events.  The majority of them completed all 9 challenges and were consistent in their approaches to each - producing some excellent results.
  • S1 - Isla W
  • S2 - Leila M
  • S3 - Mara P
  • SNR - Amelia H

We were particularly impressed by the motivational quote submitted by Leila M

 “A winner is a dreamer who never gives up” (Nelson Mandela)

On top of these outstanding overall performances we had a few stand out pupils who did particularly well in some but not all of the challenges.  These pupils have been awarded the ‘Special Mention’ prizes.
  • S1 - Freya M - Stork and Wall Sit Challenges
  • S2 - Gustas V - Completed all 9 challenges with a particularly awesome effort in his distance run.
  • S3 - Luke C - Outstanding in all the physical challenges
  • SNR - Ewan Mc - Outstanding in all the physical challenges
Several pupils from Meadowpark took part in the Virtual Challenges with efforts from Haaken C, Matei L and Alister F but one pupil stood out and has been awarded a ‘Special Mention’ prize 
  • SNR - Daniel M.
Finally, we have also awarded prizes to the following pupils for stand out performance in 1 or 2 particular challenges.
  • Robin W -  for best House Colours Picture pose.
  • Iona R - for best Dizzy Lunge evidence and motivational video submission.
Our Staff winners were Mrs Reynolds (English) and Mr Russell (Depute Head). Mrs Reynolds did a fantastic TikTok with Miss Cahoon to put her ahead of Mr Russell as our overall staff winner - but Mr Russell wins our ‘Special Mention’ award for his efforts in all of the physical challenges.


CONGRATULATIONS to all of our award winners.


Thanks again to all who participated - hope you had some fun trying these challenges out.  Stay active folks and stay safe. #Knox4Sport


Published: 11 June 2020

All pupils and staff will be able to vote for the new head pupils on Tuesday 23 June 2020. Below are the manifestos from all candidates to help to inform your decision.  As we will be unable to hold our live hustings event as usual, we will publish campaign videos next week. There will also be the opportunity for pupils to take part in a virtual Question Time prior to the voting.

Good luck to all the candidates!

Published: 09 June 2020


Click on the following link to check out some LGBT+ music recommendations. 

Barack Obama to Out magazine in 2015 - "To Malia and Sasha and their friends, discrimination in any form against anyone doesn't make sense. It doesn't dawn on them that friends who are gay or friends' parents who are same-sex couples should be treated differently than anyone else. That's powerful."



Published: 07 June 2020

Hi folks, 

This week, the LGBT+ Allies group will be spending the week celebrating Pride. They have been working hard putting together a PowerPoint with some interesting facts and information about the LGBT+ community. Each day your registration teachers will be sharing some things to get everyone involved: 

MONDAY 8 June - How many of the pride flags you can identify?

Ellen Degeneres quote to celebrate Pride month - 'The only way I’m trying to influence people is to be more kind and compassionate with one another. That is the message that I’m sending out. I don't have an agenda. I'm not here to brainwash anyone. I want you to live your lives being exactly who you are. Be true to yourself. The most important thing is to be true to yourself' #BEKIND

Thank you, 
LGBT+ Allies Group


Published: 03 June 2020

The Children’s Parliament want to share how the Coronavirus Lockdown is experienced by children.

They have now launched the June 2020 How are you doing? survey, available. Children can come to the survey anew, or be returning after completing it in previous months.

If you visit Coronovirus Kids you will also find:

  • A report on findings from our April and May How are you doing? surveys. In April and May we had an amazing response, nearly 4,000 children each month. The survey captures a national picture on a range of areas from home life, to learning in lockdown, to mental and physical health, family and peer relationships.
  • There is a one-page childrens' feedback report.
  • We have also developed a short ‘note’ for practitioners and policy makers about how they might think about using the insight we are providing.
  • This is also where we publish the Corona Times Journal, with children reporting on life at the moment. The last Journal, number 3, looked at learning in lockdown and the return to school.