Social Subjects

Faculty News: Social Subjects

Published: 08 December 2014

This week the Amnesty/RRSA group are trying to raise awareness of human rights issues across the school in a variety of ways (more to follow later).

This morning, in registration, pupils will be shown a video clip summarising the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

H Brannigan

Published: 20 October 2014

The Advanced Higher Geography class along with Miss Jeffrey attended a 2 night residential fieldwork course at the Kindrogan Field Studies Centre in Perthshire in order to learn sampling and processing techniques to apply to our Geographical Studies.

We arrived at the centre at noon on Monday the 29th September and ate our lunch outside in the sunshine before meeting with our tutor and the other school groups attending the course at the same time.

After the introduction we headed out into the field to assess a Soil Catena. We climbed a ridiculously steep and muddy slope to measure different factors of the soil at different points up the hill. We took measurements of soil...

Published: 20 October 2014

The RRSA (Rights Respecting Schools Award) and Amnesty International have now joined forces.

The group have worked well as a team to present an assembly to the S1 and S2 year groups.  They did a fantastic job of making

a PowerPoint, making posters and making delicious goodies to sell at a Bake and Badge sale.  The group managed to raise over £17 selling One water which will go to Unicef.  £60 was raised for Amnesty International which will go towards helping to protect the human and helping those who have had their human rights taken away.  



Published: 10 June 2014

To celebrate the 70th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy, on Friday 6 June, registration classes watched this presentation prepared by Miss Anderson.

Published: 15 November 2013

Following the continued success of our event last session, Knox Academy Business Question Time will take place on Tuesday 19 November at 2 pm in the Library.  This is part of the curriculum for Higher and Advanced Higher Business Management classes. 

The panellists this year will be Hilary Dickson (Hilary's Deli), Ross Prentice (Prentice Coaches), Joe Forte (Joe Forte Sports), Paul Mcguire (Business Advisor, East Lothian Council) and Pauline de Freitas (Maitlandfield House Hotel).

The panellists will engage in debate with our senior pupils on current business issues, following by a networking session, with refreshments, in the Library.

The event will be co-chaired by Shannon McLauchlan and Holly Taylor, S6 pupils and members of the Advanced Higher Business...