Eco School


As a Green Flag school, we are very keen to ensure that our children care for our environment and become responsible citizens.

You will find everything you need to know about how eco issues are covered throughout St John Vianney

St John Vianney was awarded the first Green Flag in the summer term 2017. Eco Schools praised all our time and effort that has been invested in environmental education at school. 

“Your award is well deserved and reflects the hard work the school has put into the programme so far.”

“The strengths appear to be the love of their environment, the caring for each other and the high thinking and analysing skills of the Eco-

Committee. They have good links with other Eco-Schools and sharing good practice. Well done and keep up the great work.”

Our second Green Flag was achieved in the summer term 2019. The assessor said,

“This is a good school and very active in many environmental aspects. Their work is being transferred into the community and in their homes. There is a strong caring feel in the school and I particularly liked how the older children have been nurturing younger children in their environmental interests. I loved the work done on clean air, this is to be commended. I particularly liked the statement said to me by Isabella. “It is about improving all the time” and this is so right.”

We are hoping to achieve our third Green Flag in the summer term 2021.

Our Eco Code


Our bug hotel in Reception area attracts mini beasts as well as arrange of birds who use our bird boxes. 

We have taken part in the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch. We saw lots of pigeons and seagulls! 


In Eco Club, we made bird feeders-As part of our topic about British Birds linked to the RSPB Bird Watching campaign, we thought about what birds need at this time of year. We know that they need enough food to keep themselves warm and well during the colder winter months. We had great fun getting our hands all sticky as we mixed the peanut butter with the cereal before spreading it onto the cardboard roll. We hung the bird feeders on the trees in the school grounds. 

16 June 


During Lockdown, Year 6 looked at the positive changes in patterns of behaviour of wildlife and clearer skies amongst other things. They considered how we as a community, can continue to build on such gains. 


They wrote a letter to the Blackpool MP, Mr Scott Benton about it. 


Planting Trees from The Woodland Trust 

The National Trust gave us fruit trees to plant. Year 3 planted the trees with members of our parish.  


Year 4 took a visit to Leighton Hall. They watched a prey display and had a woodland/nature walk. 

Year 5 have seen all 5 butterflies transform and named them! 

They have been scientists, dissecting flowering plants and examining them under the microscope! 


Year 5 and 6 know how humans affect grasslands and have offered solutions to this problem. They looked at diversity in biomes 

During ECO Week, Reception children made nature bracelets. 

Year 6 studied Sir David Attenborough and his work. 


Blackpool Park Rangers, Blackpool Better Start, sent our children a Nature Explorers Box to encourage us to go outside to discover nature. 

Reception children look after 2 guinea pigs called Reggie and Chomper.

Wyre Estuary Bioblitz