Growing Our Future

Growing our future

On Monday 22nd November 2021, we will be planting almost 300 trees in our school playground. The new trees will capture carbon dioxide, increase biodiversity in the local area and act as a teaching tool, encouraging pupils and adults to take better care of the natural world. The trees planted will become part of the Northern Forest project, spanning over 120 miles across the north from Liverpool to Hull. 

 

Before the UK was placed into isolation measures, our pupils Eco-Schools Committee attended the Manchester Youth Climate Action Summit on the 17th January 2020. As one of the first 10 schools that applied, we won the opportunity to plant trees donated by City of Trees. 

 

Due to Covid restrictions, the planting schedule was delayed by a year. During that time, we have negotiated additional City of Trees planting for two of our feeder primary schools, Divine Mercy and St Brigid’s Primary. 

 

Our goal at St Peter's is to work towards becoming a zero-carbon, zero-waste school, in line with Greater Manchester’s 2038 sustainability targets and in response to Salford Diocese’s demand for greater environmental responsibility (as outlined in Laudato Si, Pope Francis’ encyclical ‘On Care For Our Common Home’).