A KNOX Academy pupil’s photograph is on the front cover of a charity’s calendar.

Friends of the River Tyne (FORT) had challenged a group of pupils working towards their John Muir Award to take a picture of the river and its surroundings for the calendar.

Sasha-Rose Ford’s effort caught the eye of those picking their favourite picture and was chosen for the calendar, which is now on sale.

Effie Renton, secretary of the group, which aims to raise public awareness and help develop the appearance/ecology of the river, congratulated the S3 pupil.

The winning image shows the weir towards the west mill in the town.

She said of Sasha-Rose’s picture: “It was just a lovely photograph and just one that stood out.”

The calendar, which costs £5, is already on sale at various shops in the town, including Gibson’s, Falko and Short Cuts, and will also be for sale at Our Community Kitchen’s Christmas art and craft fair at Haddington Bowling Club on December 4.

Meanwhile, volunteers from Friends of the River Tyne are getting ready to get their hands dirty and help plant more than 400 trees over the coming months.

A mix of alder, cherry, rowan and birch will be planted by volunteers.

Mrs Renton said: “We were kindly donated or offered for the Queen’s Green Canopy, we were picked to plant 200 trees.

“Caledonian Horticultural are also donating another 200 trees, which will be getting planted between November and January.

“We are just starting to meet some landowners to see where they are going to go.

“They will be used to stabilise the banking that has eroded.”

Co-op stores in Haddington and East Linton have also donated £150 each, with the money going towards tree guards and stakes.

Further money has also been donated by the Haddington Masonic Lodge and East Lothian Angling Association.