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15:43 PM - 2 Jun 2020

Like a puzzle and keeping fit at the same time? Sign up to Operation Bletchley. Solve 10 codes and walk 50 miles (or 100 if you really want) in the month of July to raise money for ABF The Soldier’s Charity. Sign up as a family, or a group of friends. Enter before 1st July! https://t.co/VS4C7DmSiw

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14:56 PM - 2 Jun 2020

“June is Pride month, and we will be celebrating this in school in the next few weeks. Our multi-coloured logo on Twitter represents the pride we have in diversity at HWS. Next week's community challenge is to help celebrate pride and diversity at HWS. Watch this space. https://t.co/vEs0pyU5xJ

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1267420752392880128

12:40 PM - 1 Jun 2020

“In 1st place, Oscar in Y7’s piece showing the positive of more family meals enjoyed together during lockdown” https://t.co/c46iQ11LOd

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12:26 PM - 1 Jun 2020

“In 2nd place, Mr Bartlett’s back garden flower and bee combination” https://t.co/uJHzEgl6g7

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12:24 PM - 1 Jun 2020

“In 3rd place, Christian in Y8’s garden and football composition” https://t.co/mBRYEiet4M

11:52 AM - 1 Jun 2020

“Well done to everyone who entered our lockdown photography competition. All the shortlisted entries were anonymised and judged by a panel of 3 photographers and the results were…”

10:12 AM - 1 Jun 2020

"This is the link to this week’s assembly on Kindness (including Saying Something Nice Day) by Miss Macdonald" https://t.co/uBFII78Str

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10:07 AM - 1 Jun 2020

“Good morning and welcome back after half-term. We hope you all had a great break. At 12.00 today we’ll be announcing the winners of the photography competition. In the meantime here is a last minute entry from Lauren in Y9 which was accidentally missed off the montage!” https://t.co/F229OU6LV4

13:18 PM - 29 May 2020

'We're nearly there! We are now only 1692 flights of stairs away from Mount Everest and £170 off our fundraising target. Keep it up HWS, you've done amazing so far, one last push!'

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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.