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08:14 AM - 17 Oct 2017

House football results - Year 8 Luther King: 1st Hawking: 2nd Frank 3rd Nightingale 4th https://t.co/abOTXK9QPI

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08:13 AM - 17 Oct 2017

House football results Year 9 - Nightingale 1st Hawking 2nd Frank 3rd Luther King 4th https://t.co/mPAKaoHGtb

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15:34 PM - 16 Oct 2017

Thank you to Professor Anthony Mandal for a fascinating lecture on today! https://t.co/myPdY2Uizx

15:57 PM - 11 Oct 2017

So that's the end of the Y7 residential - everyone had a great time but we recommend early nights tonight! Get some rest & see you tomorrow

10:55 AM - 11 Oct 2017

ETA of Y7 Marchants Hill trip back at HWS is 2:30ish. Please don't visit school unnecessary as roads will be busy & parking severely limited

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10:51 AM - 11 Oct 2017

Last activities of the Marchants Hill trip are taking place - after this is lunch and then loading coaches and departure https://t.co/FKMe5Rbite

22:17 PM - 10 Oct 2017

Once again everyone at Marchants Hill is safe and well. No parents need to be concerned unless contact specifically by our staff

19:47 PM - 10 Oct 2017

Good news is that we have 210 happy Y7s at the Marchants Hill disco, bad news is we have 15 deaf teachers

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14:44 PM - 10 Oct 2017

Here's a child choosing to lie in a pool of mud. We don't really know why but good luck to whoever does her laundry... https://t.co/Zthc9XTTLJ

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09:28 AM - 10 Oct 2017

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No it's a Year 7 on a zip wire being photographed by a rather cold Mr Yim https://t.co/s9L5GC2sFU

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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.