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 10 Mar 2020

Our third recipe is a perfect winter warmer: vegan vegetable ramen! Yum! This recipe has been shared with us by Verity, our very own Eco-Committee member and it looks great and full of nutrients!

Ingredients:

  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 red onion
  • ½ red pepper
  • 1 handful of spinach
  • ½ carrot
  • 1 celery stick
  • Sweet corn 
  • 1 tsp curry powder 
  • 1 cup vegetable stock
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 1 tsp vegemite
  • 1 nest wholemeal noodles
  • Soy sauce 
  • 1 tsp sesame oil

Instructions:

  1. Chop the garlic and onion, then cook in a pot with the sesame oil for two minutes on a low heat 
  2. Chop the pepper, carrot and celery and add to the pot
  3. Remove the corn from the cob and add to the pot
  4. Mix the vegetable stock, vegemite, 1 tsp of soy sauce in a bowl of boiling water
  5. Add the nest of noodles to the boiling water and let them soak
  6. Add the curry powder to the vegetables and stir
  7. Add the coconut milk to the pot and mix the vegetables through
  8. Add 1 tsp sauce to the pot
  9. Once the noodles have softened, add them and the stock mix to the pot and combine with the coconut milk and vegetables 
  10. Bring to the boil then simmer for 2 minutes

Published: Mon 9 Mar 2020

Our second vegan recipe to share with you is another delicious and easy one: Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Muffins. Apple sauce, coconut oil, and almond milk help to replace eggs in this recipe! Give them a try! Here's the link:

Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Muffins