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Author: Agent W Litherland

Accrington St Christopher’s Church of England High School – In Touch with Nature Project update

* Our Jubilee Garden As the school celebrates its sixtieth year of education, we are proud this coincides with Dr Jane’s jubilee anniversary of the publication of her 1960 study of wild chimpanzees in what is now Tanzania was a breakthrough in primate research. What better way than creating an area where teachers can easily […]

Supporting the streets blog

St Christopher’s very own “Supporting The Streets” Young Enterprise company made their way to the North-West Finals, by being crowned as Lancashire Business of the Year. Beating tough competition from Lancashire schools, their innovative and sustainable idea to sell products to help the homeless proved a hit with the judging panel. The GCSE students (Amelia […]

TES Awards

After hearing about our successful shortlisting for the TES sustainable Schools Award we shared the news with Roots & Shoots immediately. Over the past ten years sustainability has suffered by firstly falling off the curriculum and the 2020 sustainability goals seeming to be long forgotten about. I thought such charities giving students a voice for the […]

Local Schools support Roots & Shoots

At the last Hyndburn and Ribble Valley Eco Cluster Meeting, all schools said they would yet again try to make outfits inspired by the Trashion Show which has featured at the Annual Awards ceremony. Schools are encouraging pupils to look beyond the price tag and consider the ethical impact of clothing. The true cost of […]

The Children’s Sustainability Conference – St Christopher’s CE High School and Sixth Form

In 2013 St Christopher’s hosted the Lancashire Children’s Sustainable Conference for 30 primary schools. 300 pupils attended workshops generating ideas and inspiration to take back to their own communities. Accompanying teachers also benefited from access to a range of external experts enabling them to develop an integrated climate change curriculum in one day.    This year […]

St Christopher’s Lead the Field

From an orchard on the school field to a massive polytunnel donated by local firm First Tunnels, St Christopher’s approach to sustainability is growing from strength to strength. Having just picked up the IAA award for Sustainability at the Best Practice Awards Dinner hosted by Tim Campbell MBE on 4th July at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel London, […]