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Eco-Schools book raises funds for Chester Zoo

The Junior and Senior School Eco-Committees came up with the imaginative idea of raising funds for Chester Zoo by creating a book filled with pictures, poems and experiences of the attraction.

Pupils from Pre-Reception right up to the Upper Sixth highlighted the impact that Chester Zoo has had on so many of the SGS community, with staff members also sharing their thoughts.

The UK’s biggest zoo faced permanent closure due to the financial impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and the restrictions put in place – 97% of the attraction’s revenue comes from visitors.

They put out a plea for help from the public with their Chief Operating Officer Jamie Christon saying at the time: “We’ve tried to stay positive during this pandemic. Our conservationists have continued to prevent extinction, our virtual days have cheered up the nation and our learning resources have helped out thousands of home schooling families. We wanted to remain a beacon of hope but Chester Zoo is very much fighting for its future.”

All proceeds from purchases of the book will help the zoo to stay open and you can order your copy here.


Stockport Grammar School is committed to minimising our environmental impact and offering our pupils, their parents and everyone who visits the school a safe and healthy space.

This academic year the school has gained the Eco-Schools Bronze Award – the first step towards achieving Green Flag status. Find out more about our Eco-Schools initiative.