Cardinal Allen
Catholic High School


Our School has become a beacon for sustainability. We have held Eco schools Ambassador Status for the last 2 years and have been recently awarded our 6th Green Flag.

Our grounds boast a woodland containing bat and bird boxes, hedgehog nests, bug hotels and an outdoor classroom. An environmental corridor links the other woodlands in Fleetwood to encourage bats has been developed. A hedge has been planted around the school play areas by the students to encourage greater biodiversity to our grounds. Our award winning gardens, home to our hens and our allotment area provide food for our school canteen. All maintained by our students!

All students entering our school attend sustainable travel workshops, attend Eco camp and can wear blazers made from recycled plastic bottles. A love of animals is nurtured by students looking after our school hens.

Local Schools Eco Cluster

Locally, we drive Eco issues by hosting a large cluster of 13 local schools. Coordinated activities include an Eco conference, an Eco-Science fair, an Eco fashion show, litter picks and an energy saving competition. This year we are again taking many of the schools in our cluster on environmental trips to Beacon fell country park, our woodland and Drax power station. Our Global warriors (CAFOD, Eco and Fairtrade groups) deliver sustainability assemblies throughout Lancashire. We led a multi school beach clean for the Clean for the Queen event involving hundreds of children.

Recently we hosted an Eco-Schools roadshow, an event that helps teachers run the Eco-Schools programme effectively in their schools We are currently developing our school grounds to make them more Bee friendly as part of the 'Bee lines' project by planting an orchard and incorporating a bee hive onto our allotment.


Students of Cardinal Allen High School, St Marys Primary School, St Wulstans and St Edmunds Primary school and Shakespeare Primary school are currently transforming their outdoor spaces to become pollinator-friendly habitats, with the support of the national school grounds charity, Learning through Landscapes.

Over a period of three years, each of the schools will now be supported by a Polli:Nation facilitator from Learning through Landscapes- the national school grounds charity responsible for the project. At Cardinal Allen we have recently planted an 30 tree orchard in our schools quad area that will not only enhance our environment but provide a plentiful supply of apples, pears, plums, damsen's, quince and mulberries for our students. In Autumn we are sewing wild flower seeds around our grounds and building Bee hotels to enhance our Insect population in the spring.

Local Community Eco work

Our Eco group also work closely with the Wyre Ranger service, Fleetwood Memorial Park Restoration project,Willows Garden trust, Wyre Disability centre and North Fylde Rotary club to enhance our local environment. If you would like us to get involved with any local Eco issues please contact Mr Harding at school.


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