May 2020

Published: 28 May 2020

EY is one of the world's biggest and most exciting professional services companies, helping businesses grow and thrive. With a wealth of experience in Accountancy, Banking and Finance, Consultancy, Insurance, and Pensions.  They still have positions available for our one week (virtual) work experience programme in July 2020.

The EY Business Academy balances on-the-job experience with business skills sessions. You’ll be a valued part of a team of world-class professionals, helping to make a difference to our clients and their businesses. The EY Business Academy is a great way to work out whether the EY Business Apprenticeship is right for you.

Our Business Academy programme will be held from 27 - 31 July 2020.

Visit the EY Careers Website (or email Claire Hughes) for more details and to apply for this great opportunity.

Published: 28 May 2020

Head Pupil Elections - Reminder to all new S6 pupils to email Mr Redford ( by Friday 29 May 2020 at 12.00 noon if you are keen to run for Head Pupil 2020/2021.

Follow the 2020/2021 Campaign Trail on Twitter  #pupilvoice #ambition

Published: 27 May 2020

SQA are recruiting 2 young people for their Modern Apprenticeship vacancies at their Shawfair location.

The vacancy is advertised on the Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) website.

Young people can now bypass the formal online recruitment portal, and instead, upload a CV/Cover Letter. Closing date is 3 June 2020.

Published: 27 May 2020

VIRTUAL SPORTS DAY in partnership with...

Leisure Time Sports and Crossfit Haddington

Launching on Monday 1st June 2020 via. Google Classroom


On Monday 1st June, Tuesday 2nd June and Wednesday 3rd June the tasks and challenges will launch for you to access and give a go! You have until Friday 5th June to complete some, or all of them! The more you do, the more house points and individual points you will score!

It is really important that you listen to the instructions and ensure you complete the task to the best of your ability, all whilst having fun! If you wish to share your images or videos please mention us on Twitter

We have various prizes for S1, S2, S3 and S4-S6, as well as additional staff prizes. Don't worry if you miss out on these excellent prizes, Leisure Time Sports are offering all participants a 15% OFF DISCOUNT CODE: to get the discount just enter the code 'FRIENDS15' at the checkout.

PE staff will be contactable via. email on the launch days for those with any questions!



Published: 08 May 2020

Colleagues in Library Services have set up a virtual exercise challenge to walk the John Muir Way.

What do you need to do? 

  • Achieve the required number of steps during the month of May by walking up & down the stairs, walking around the house, walking on the spot or during your daily exercise (following social distancing requirements).
  • Each participant should decide how to engage in the Virtual John Muir Way challenge according to their own fitness levels & health conditions. Please only take part in this challenge if you are fit to do so.

Which part of the challenge would you like to complete?
Choose to complete the whole route or just part of the route:

  • Dunbar to North Berwick - 31680 steps
  • Dunbar to Prestonpans - 45408 Steps
  • Dunbar to Edinburgh - 66528 steps
  • Dunbar to South Queensferry - 99264 steps
  • Dunbar to Falkirk - 146784 steps
  • Dunbar to Stathblane - 201696 steps
  • Dunbar to Helensburgh - 283008 steps

*Please note that the number of steps are approximate.

 At the end of May certificates will be available for you to download from the East Lothian Library Services Facebook page.

Let us know how you are getting on with the challenge. Comment on social media using the hashtag #JohnMuirWayVirtualChallenge and mention or take part in discussion posts. 

Library Services will also be posting motivational posts and highlighting appropriate resources throughout the course of the challenge. Follow on Facebook for updates.


Published: 08 May 2020

Check out Eduvate’s Virtual Careers Fair which hosts a range of podcasts and interviews from employers and universities. Hear from employers directly what they are looking for in an ideal candidate, and explore career avenues you may not know even know existed!

This week they are highlighting a rather topical lecture by the University of London on ‘Curing Disease’ - Becoming a Computational Biologist. Dr Adrian Shepherd’s research group works on immune responses to several viruses that have a major global impact on human health. He uses computational biology to discover and map virus behaviours and to generate statistics in order to detect possible routes to developing a cure for such viruses.  In this lecture, you will learn about the methods used in biology against influenza as an example, and what is ahead for biologists of the future.

Published: 08 May 2020

For all Knox pupils planning to leave school in May 2020, here is a list of websites with job vacancies. It is worthwhile familiarising yourself with these websites as the number of vacancies will increase in the future.

Published: 07 May 2020

Starting on Tuesday 19 May 2020, the new S2-S6, will also follow a Remote Learning Timetable based on their learner pathway choices and may have some new teachers in their Google Classrooms.

The school will be in touch soon (by email) with all learners in S3-S6 to remind them of their subject choices in readiness for their new timetable so they are sure of the subjects they should be studying.  The timetable each day has been based around 3 hours 45 minutes of study, or 5 blocks of 45 minutes, as in the feedback from pupils and parents/carers this was highlighted as the optimum amount of remote learning most young people were able to access in a day and commit to on a regular basis, and for those sharing IT resources, allowed a school day to be ‘shared’.

If young people wish to do more than this they can, and there will be extension tasks and research projects they can undertake and they should discuss this with their teachers to ensure it is pertinent to them.

Remote Learning Timetable (PDF)

Published: 06 May 2020

Many S6 Students have been asking what will happen to their Edubuzz account and data over the coming months.

Normal practice is to email all S6 Students in the summer to tell them their accounts will be closed down during the October break. This is to give students a chance to go through the university clearing process. A second reminder is sent in September, and the accounts are then suspended in October. Shortly after this, the accounts are deleted, but for the Class of 2020 this will not be until Education have assured that it is safe to do so as SQA Evidence may be within the accounts.

The following is action is suggested to retain your data:

  1. Stop directly interacting with your Edubuzz Account and sharing this email address with others
  2. Setup forwarding on your Edubuzz account to be notified of future incoming email and change email addresses on other accounts/services
  3. Download your data with the Google Takeout Service:
  4. See below for a new option available in addition this year

A new feature now exists which allows you to 'merge' your Edubuzz account with your 'personal' Google account. This has been tried by one member of the Class of 2020 with positive reviews. It will transfer your Google Docs and emails into your own account so you can retain a copy (within the actual account).  If you do this, you should still follow Step 1-3 above. Transfer your data using:  It would be good if you could email a thumbs up if this works for you too!