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TES Awards

Posted on August 15th, 2018 by Agent W Litherland

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 …

Raising Money for the Homeless

Posted on November 16th, 2016 by Agent W Litherland

As part of our School Eco Group we are raising money and awareness for the homeless this winter.

As part of this programme we will be sleeping outside of school and making soup for the homeless people of Accrington, we will also be collecting and donating clothing and tinned food. …

St Christopher’s Eco Round-up!

Posted on February 5th, 2016 by Agent W Litherland

In this first part of the blog, I will be discussing what we did for the Cumbrian flood crisis. The Sixth Form Eco group donated £500 to the Cumbrian Flood Fund, which they raised by holding a variety show with many different acts including the science teachers who did ‘Twelve …

Local Schools support Roots & Shoots

Posted on January 31st, 2016 by Agent W Litherland

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 …

Accrington St. Christopher’s High School students – one of the six finalists of the STEM Challenge

Posted on March 27th, 2015 by Chief Agent Marcheva

During British Science Week, Key Stage 3 pupils took part in two special science lessons to inspire students to use their creativity and science knowledge to solve challenges.

On the morning of Friday 20 March, not only was the solar eclipse visible over our school, but also, James King launched his …

St Christopher’s High School, Accrington

Posted on April 24th, 2014 by Roots & Shoots

Every term we like to highlight the work of one particular school. We hope that you can feel inspired by their work and feel encouraged to share your own work with us – you never know, you may become the school of the term yourself next time around!

This term we …

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

Posted on February 25th, 2014 by Agent W Litherland

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 …

Police Cadets & Eco Group join forces!

Posted on September 5th, 2013 by Agent W Litherland

Long summer holidays, normally mean a battle to water the gardens and polytunnel, whenever the teacher can get into school. Weeds often win the war and enjoy the child- free time to expand across our produce, but not this year!

This year we had the cadets, the police cadets. Armed with …

St Christopher’s Lead the Field

Posted on September 5th, 2013 by Agent W Litherland

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 …

Accrington St. Christopher’s Church of England High School

Posted on October 26th, 2012 by Agent W Litherland

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 …

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