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Anderton St Joseph's school is dedicated to helping care for our environment. We are aiming to achieve Green Flag  Eco Schools status.  We were awarded the bronze award in 2009 and we gained the silver award in 2010. 

At St Joseph's each and every child is very aware of the need to recycle. The school has recyling points for paper, card board, plastic and metal. We also compost all our vegetable waste.

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St Joseph's has an eco council made up of representatives from Years 2 to 6, a teacher and a governor. We meet at least twice  every half term to keep up to date with the latest eco initiatives and think of new ways to help the environment.The eco group have recently put up some bird boxes and insect homes around the school environment. We bought a small greenhouse with our Morrisons' vouchers and hope to set up our veg plot soon.

All KS2 recently went to visit the Global Renewables site in Farrington Leyland. They learnt a lot about recycling and sustainability. Class 4 won a certificate for the being one of the lowest zero waste lunch classes!

Pupils begin to build the twigloo structure.

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In November 2011 the pupils and the eco council helped to construct  an outside willow classroom, which we call our 'twigloo'

St Joseph's walking bus

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St Joseph's  school  walking bus was set up in Spring 2010. We  had a lot of interest from parents and children alike. The walking bus runs every Friday. We are keen to encourage as many children to cycle to school and in the future aim to build a bike shelter.

School chickens

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School chickens!

The Year 1 class at St Joseph's reared  a clutch of chicks in spring 2012. We  kept two of the hens until they began laying eggs. The whole school was involved in looking after the hens. Each class was on a monthly rota to feed, water and clean out the hens daily.The eco-reps co-ordinated the care of the chickens.The hens have now retired to  a local farm were they are free to roam! The whole experience was very worthwhlle. The reception paticularly enjoyed collecting the eggs and making cakes with them in class!