June 2021

Published: 18 June 2021

This year there are 8 candidates running for Head Pupil. Please read through their manifestos, before the vote on Thursday 24 June 2021. 

Published: 18 June 2021

Elections for the new Knox Academy Head Pupils will be next week! 

You will be able to vote for you favourite candidate next Thursday so why not find out more about them by following them on twitter Knox Leadership Elections () / Twitter 

Published: 17 June 2021

Just a reminder that last week was the last week of football so it is not on tonight. 

thanks,

Miss Stobie 

Published: 16 June 2021

Pupils in the new S5 year group who have completed (or been working towards) DofE Bronze and would like to do Silver Award should attend a brief meeting in Mr Boyle's room (T2.8) at lunchtime on Tuesday 22 June 2021.

Bring your lunch if you want, there will be opportunity for questions before the meeting commences at 1.30pm (be prompt!)

Any issues or queries before that meeting see Mr Boyle, Dr Lyon or Phil directly

Published: 16 June 2021

Hi folks, 

The LGBT+ allies group will meet in M.9 at 13:30 today. Everyone welcome!

Thanks,
Miss Stobie 

Published: 14 June 2021

UK University Search are holding a Virtual Fair on Wednesday 16th June.

"Our free virtual fair is a fun and easy way to explore a wide range of universities, colleges and apprenticeship providers from anywhere with an internet connection. Speak directly with a range of exhibitors to ask any questions you have about your next steps, view virtual campus tours, take part in 10 live and interactive webinars, and be in with the chance of winning a £100 Amazon Voucher."

Published: 14 June 2021

Can any pupils who took Art and Design last year that have art materials at home please bring them back in to your teacher? We are currently missing sets of colour pencils and other materials. Thank you.

Published: 11 June 2021

The library has a copy of the new LGBT+ teen novel How it all blew up by Arvin Ahmadi, which we are giving away to celebrate PRIDE. We'll be drawing a name out of the box on Thursday (17 June 2021). For your chance to win, write your name and class on a piece of paper and put it in the box in the library. Good luck!

Published: 11 June 2021

Anyone looking for part-time or full-time work, please see the attached flyer for current vacancies in East Lothian.

For further information, please speak to Mr Flood or your Pupil Support Leader.

East Lothian Works Vacancy Newsletter 11/06/2021

Published: 11 June 2021

KNOX LGBT+ SUPPORT - WHAT IS OUT THERE?

1. Teachers around the school - you can speak to any teachers in the school for support but your guidance teacher is a great starting point.

2. Family members or carers - siblings are always a good starting point but anyone who you are close to can be a great support.

3. Friends - You spend a huge amount of time with your friends and a good friend will listen and support.

4. The LGBT+ ALLIES group - we meet every second Wednesday in Miss Stobie's class M.9 and the group can be a great support network. 

5. LGBT Youth Scotland - there are loads of resources including some great coming out guides to help you think through how you might come out to friends and family members. 

6. MYPAS East Lothian - this is a great free service with an online LGBT+ Youth Group and opportunities for 1 to 1 support. 

If you are struggling or worried, don't suffer in silence, speak to someone. Elton John has some great advice in this clip

Thanks,
LGBT+ ALLIES GROUP

Published: 10 June 2021

Why is it important to respect people’s pronouns?

You can’t always know what someone’s pronouns are by looking at them. Asking and correctly using someone’s pronouns is one of the most basic ways to show your respect for their gender identity.

When someone is referred to with the wrong pronoun, it can make them feel disrespected, invalidated, dismissed or alienated ( often all of the above.)

It is a privilege to not have to worry about which pronoun someone is going to use for you based on how they perceive your gender. If you have this privilege, yet fail to respect someone else’s gender identity, it is not only disrespectful and hurtful, but also oppressive.

  1. Watch this example of why pronouns matter for trans people. 
  2. This clip shows the ways you can use pronouns properly

Thanks,
The LGBT+ ALLIES group

Published: 09 June 2021

This week is Knox Academy's PRIDE week. We will be celebrating and learning about LGBT+ history and rights.

Wednesday 9 June 2021

Watch this clip created for the Ellen show about LGBTQ HISTORY!

Do you think the UK is LGBT+ inclusive? Can you name any examples?

Thanks,
LGBT+ ALLIES GROUP

Published: 08 June 2021

Anybody who has not yet signed the cards and attended the Girls+ Computing Club over the past year, should visit Mrs Stewart on Monday 14 June 2021.

Thanks.

Published: 07 June 2021

Can all pupils who have put their name forward for the Head Pupil Election please come to a meeting this Thursday (10 June 2021) at 1.20pm in M.4 (Ms Bulloch's room). If you cannot attend please see Ms Bulloch before this date. 

Published: 07 June 2021

Anyone looking for part-time or full-time work, please see the attached flyer for current vacancies in East Lothian.

For further information, please speak to Mr Flood or your Pupil Support Leader.

East Lothian Works Vacancy Newsletter 04/06/2021

Published: 01 June 2021

The Fleming Collection is running a Young People's Art Competition open to all secondary aged pupils.

The task is to be inspired by the Fleming Collection. Create a painting, drawing, sculpture, assemblage, photograph or even performance that draws from one of the hundreds of artworks in our collection. The competition will be judged in three age categories, under 11s, 11-16 year olds and 16-18 year olds, with a first prize of £50 art supplies vouchers. 

Please see more details on the Fleming Collection website.

The deadline for entry is 19 July 2021. 

Published: 01 June 2021

Nominations are now open for the 2021/22 Head Pupil Election. Check your edubuzz emails for how to apply - applications must be in by Wednesday 9 June 2021. See Ms Bulloch or Mr Miller for more information.