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08:19 AM - 26 Mar 2021

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Part 2.. Well done to everyone involved! https://t.co/pEyZIjGo8Z

11:50 AM - 18 Mar 2021

The latest House Newsletter can be viewed at: https://t.co/bPe7UjAkXn

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09:25 AM - 17 Mar 2021

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Check out some of the brilliant entries from our KS3 house music competition. Part 1.. https://t.co/c8FKtTq280

09:25 AM - 17 Mar 2021

All of our Year 7 students have taken part in a virtual theatre performance and workshop this morning on the topic of Pedestrian Safety – a very enjoyable show! Thank you to the company Performance In Education for organising this session for us. https://t.co/FcteQcJc4I

14:01 PM - 15 Mar 2021

PART TIME SCHOOL CLEANER VACANCY - We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic cleaner with a positive ‘can do’ attitude to join our friendly premises team: https://t.co/KND5uRTLlP

15:00 PM - 1 Mar 2021

CONGRATULATIONS to Edward in Year 9 who won first prize in a Languages Competition run by the British Academy, which brings together researchers from universities across the UK to run outreach events to encourage the study of languages. https://t.co/iJbtp038Bw

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15:50 PM - 1 Feb 2021

"Another amazing piece of 'lockdown poetry' by Amelia in Year 11" https://t.co/EW3bcCdHVy

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12:14 PM - 29 Jan 2021

"An amazing piece of work form a student who would like to remain anonymous!" https://t.co/6vN7X04Nbh

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13:15 PM - 20 Jan 2021

"The Wear Something Festive fundraiser at the end of last term raised £871.50 which was split between the 5 year group charities - Thank You!" https://t.co/sWYmrVolO1

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11:06 AM - 20 Jan 2021

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Our first House Challenges of 2021 are now live! You have two weeks to complete both of these challenges..Good Luck! https://t.co/lJddizRBXD

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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.