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13:19 PM - 22 May 2018

Retweeted From National Autistic Society

Wonderful to hear that a talented student from our Cullum Centre is a finalist in the awards. Well done Greta, what an achievement! https://t.co/6SBjsFe0aO https://t.co/dDmCnlpnK3

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15:32 PM - 24 Apr 2018

Retweeted From Thames Ditton Jrs

Isn’t science awesome?! Year 6 visiting https://t.co/uX1QYIfXSK

11:02 AM - 24 Apr 2018

Good luck to our Year 11 students this week doing GCSE French, German and Spanish speaking exams!

09:41 AM - 24 Apr 2018

Retweeted From HWSMFL

Good luck to all of our Y11 language students doing their speaking tests this week!

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11:57 AM - 17 Apr 2018

Retweeted From HWSMFL

We've explored Park Güell in the glorious weather (about time!) and are now heading to Barceloneta for a picnic on the beach! Great to spend a day exploring all together with our exchange partners! https://t.co/U64Z4d3dTa

03:55 AM - 17 Apr 2018

Retweeted From Music

Hey to all Senior Jazz - hope you had a great holiday- big Jazz Day coming up on May 3rd. We start rehearsals tomorrow Tuesday. See you then.

17:32 PM - 16 Apr 2018

Retweeted From HWS PE Dept

Calling on all of our students who are competing at county/regional/national or academy club level to fill out our sporting achievements form! Has been sent home to parents by email🏊‍♂️⚽️🏀🏈🎾🏸🏓🏐🏒🏑🏏🥋🥊🎽🏋️‍♂️🤸‍♂️🏌️‍♀️🤾‍♂️🧗‍♂️🚵‍♂️🚣‍♀️💃🕺🥇🏆

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17:32 PM - 16 Apr 2018

Retweeted From HWSMFL

It's the final evening of our fantastic Spanish exchange 😢. A great day today in Barcelona, visiting La Padrera and the Boqueria Market. Tonight is our last chance to have delicious tapas (& for Mrs Martin to scoff even more Patatas Bravas!) Thanks to everyone ! https://t.co/gC6v07FsMF

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15:16 PM - 13 Apr 2018

Retweeted From HWSMFL

A fab day in visiting the and getting to know the city, with ice cream. And some lush tapas for the teachers! https://t.co/ZBZID7mxls

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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.