http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1153828950457516032

01:47 AM - 24 Jul 2019

Team 2 update - everybody is ready for their first full day at KOPEL 🍃🦎 https://t.co/x8npmH2FRR

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1153470117512003584

02:01 AM - 23 Jul 2019

Team 2 update - we are on our way to Batu Puteh village for the conservation project and river safaris 🐒🐘 https://t.co/albMsSPGNz

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1153447677096366080

00:32 AM - 23 Jul 2019

Morning! It's 7:30am we've survived our first night in the jungle and are waiting for breakfast https://t.co/hyIHwrBSVw

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1153205942130864128

08:31 AM - 22 Jul 2019

Team one are in the jungle learning survival skills with Henry. 🔥🔥 https://t.co/9uWxG6WPSH

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1153198439871602689

08:01 AM - 22 Jul 2019

Team 2’s orientation day in KK. Getting a feel for the place and organising our money and travel https://t.co/It9Z91jGyT

10:26 AM - 21 Jul 2019

We are in Borneo! 😄 After a very long two days of travelling both teams have arrived safely in Borneo. We're all very excited to be here if not a little tired 😀

17:26 PM - 20 Jul 2019

On our second flight now from Doha to Kuala Lumpur ✈ everyone is doing well but hoping to get some shut eye on the plane. Wish us luck

09:21 AM - 20 Jul 2019

Team 1 and Team 2 are boarded and ready to go ✈🌎 Borneo here we come! 😃

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1151907883707228160

18:33 PM - 18 Jul 2019

Retweeted From Hinchley

The final night!!! After all the hard work and two fantastic performances, we've saved the best to last! What a cast/team we have, dedicated, talented, hard working, the lot! https://t.co/QhkbQvuNZr

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1151247051331710978

22:47 PM - 16 Jul 2019

Retweeted From HWS PE Dept

Despite Mr Scammell’s 10 ball over it was a comfortable win for the Staff in the cricket against Y10. No super over needed in this game! All played in a great spirit though 🏏 https://t.co/d7BxvwqIUD

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Sustainability

The Hinchley Wood School Sustainability Group (HWSSG) is a student led group whose key focus is to encourage the whole school community to be a more environmentally friendly organisation.

Its aim is for all students to be more aware of the impact their actions, and those around them, have on the planet; what we can do as individuals and as a school team to reduce damage to the environment; and improve the school and the local community.

The school was awarded the prestigious Green Flag award in 2015 for a second time as part of the Eco Schools scheme;  this is accomplished through a number of initiatives:

Recycling

  • Throughout the school, we encourage recycling, re-using items and reducing waste.
  • In corridors and classrooms there are recycling litter bins for items such as paper, plastic bottles, paper and glass.  
  • We are currently collecting two litre plastic drinks bottles and plan to build a greenhouse for the school’s growing projects.  
  • The playground contains a clothes recycling bin which allows students and their families to both recycle clothes, whilst at the same time raising funds for sustainability projects in school.
  • Years 7 and 8 take part in annual enrichment days that focus on recycled clothing for fashion design and environmental sustainability - even the school blazers are manufactured from recycled plastic bottles!

Energy Conservation

Energy usage is monitored throughout the school using EcoDriver software, with new building projects such as the Cullum Centre being built to the highest standards of energy efficiency.  We also:

  • encourage all school community members to turn off lights in empty rooms; 
  • use photovoltaic cells on the roof to generate electricity and have LED movement activated lights in corridors to prevent energy waste;
  • encourage students to walk to school wherever possible - even it is just part of the way - and take part in the National Walk to School Week/Living Streets initiative in March.
  • the installation of bicycle sheds means more students can easily use non-car based transport to school.

HWS Farm

Our HWS Farm includes four school 'house' beds, where students in the HWSSG grow produce such as new potatoes, strawberries and radishes, the sale of which pays for seeds and equipment. The farm area also includes a pond which is used to educate students in science lessons on bio-diversity and habitats.