A SERIES of events encouraging youngsters to make environmental changes in their everyday lives have taken place.

Knox Academy held its third annual eco-week, with various presentations given to all year groups.

Modern languages teacher Jessica Laudi, the eco-committee and the green team planned events to get pupils to think about how change is essential to overcome environmental problems.

The modern languages teacher and some S4 pupils ran a plastic-free tutorial at lunchtime, attended by students and staff.

Miss Laudi said: “We talked about plastic-free alternatives like shampoo bars, solid facial cleansers, solid moisturisers, toothpaste tabs, coconut oil, lip balms and more.

“On the Tuesday, we welcomed Lil, an East Lothian-based eco-shop, to Knox Academy at lunchtime and during our S2 parents’ night. Students, staff, and parents had the opportunity to explore and purchase eco-friendly items like reusable straws, shampoo bars, reusable water bottles, reusable coffee cups and even compostable parchment paper.

“On the Wednesday, the green team did its usual collection of recycling from classrooms.”

P7 pupils from St Mary’s Primary School and Yester Primary School in Gifford took part in eco-themed events, including eco-Pictionary, a drama scenario about bees, climate change trivia and a recycling sorting task.

Sue Cook, headteacher at Knox, said: “It was great to receive positive feedback from some P7 parents about how much their children had enjoyed these activities, led by the pupils.”