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Author: Agent W Litherland

Accrington St. Christopher’s Church of England High School

Recently we have been working on a new project called ‘the backpack project’ run by the global organisation Mary’s Meals. Hence the name, you fill an old backpack with your old stationary, clothes, sandals and anything else you might take for granted in an everyday household. Our school has come together and has given the […]

Accrington St. Christopher’s Church of England High School Autumn Update

Eco group have continued with their positive approach to encourage learning and includes hope, action and participation at a local and global level. Sustainability has been firmly established on the school agenda. Winning the Mayor of Hyndburn’s best environmental project award in November kicked off a very exciting academic year. We ran our first, in […]

St Christopher’s school shortlisted for prestigious Climate Week Awards

Climate Week Awards celebrate Accrington’s local eco hero St Christopher’s Church of England High School and Sixth Form, in Accrington, Lancashire, has been named amongst the country’s low carbon leaders after being shortlisted for a prestigious Climate Week Award. Selected as a finalist in the category of Best Educational Initiative, St Christopher’s will joined other […]

Our Roots & Shoots group (what was and is and is to come!)

The Roots & Shoots programme is ‘About making positive change happen’ and so is everyone at St Christopher’s Roots & Shoots is also about creating a ‘Supportive environment where young people come together to share ideas and inspiration’ just like St Christopher’s. Roots & Shoots encourages ‘young people like us to implement successful community service projects and participate […]

What we hope to achieve next year

This next year (2011-2012) we aim to achieve many things. We are already talking with ‘Rock FM’ (a local radio station) to create monthly blogs and podcasts on sustainability, when those go online we will post a link on this blog. We are also currently looking at the possibility of acquiring a poly-tunnel and/or solar […]

Accrington St. Christopher’s Summer Update

Over the past year our Roots & Shoots group has flourished. Our nationally recognized Pledge 4 Veg campaign was an amazing success. For those of you who haven’t heard of Pledge 4 Veg it was an initiative thought up by some of our year 8 pupils who decided that they wanted to make a huge […]

Jane Goodall kicks off our Pledge 4 Veg campaign

Potty Over Veg? Pupils at St Christopher’s CE High School are literally going potty over their ‘Pledge 4 Veg’ campaign. They have just received 2,000 pots and seeds to give away to the public as part of their Pledge 4 Veg campaign. They want all local residents to pledge to grow some of their own […]

Accrington St Christopher’s Summer Eco Fair

An East Lancashire school St Christopher’s held a major environmental celebration, on Saturday 12th June. Visitors who biked to the event, were rewarded with a free breakfast, a little more exercise on the cycle smoothie maker ensured the extra pedal power was worth while with a healthy fruit drink! Children and adults tried to ‘give […]