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Accrington St Christopher’s Church of England High School

Accrington St Christopher’s Church of England High School

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

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 new Eco Schools Anthem […]

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, […]

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 […]