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14:12 PM - 21 Sep 2018

Great turnout for our first of the year watching - the picture quality on our new projection system is incredible - and we still have space for more viewers next week! Also, why not join our Film Club online? You can request future films. Details from Mr H! https://t.co/NjXLeZUrDb

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13:21 PM - 21 Sep 2018

Retweeted From Steven Chapman PE

Really insightful and helpful talk by about SEND pupils! https://t.co/SFVGGBDAgM

22:35 PM - 20 Sep 2018

Retweeted From About Thames Ditton

Sports Awards this evening. What a privilege to hear guest speaker, British explorer, tell her story. This incredible lady inspired the kids, parents and teachers with her motivational speech.

22:34 PM - 20 Sep 2018

Retweeted From HWS PE Dept

What a fantastic sports awards evening. Huge thanks to for her inspirational words and well done to all of our students on their achievements 🙌🏽

17:49 PM - 20 Sep 2018

We are very much looking forward to hosting 60 students from tomorrow for a conference on - and interested to read their thoughts, reflections and questions on the hashtag

16:35 PM - 19 Sep 2018

Film Club starts back tomorrow! 1.40-3.30pm in the Main Hall, open to all students in Y7-10. Come along! Bring lunch/snacks. Our first film is Ender's Game, one of Mr Holmes' favourites! Film Club is every Friday after school in the Main Hall and is supported by

18:16 PM - 16 Sep 2018

Retweeted From HWS PE Dept

Just a couple of days left to buy Sports Awards Evening tickets. Please remember a ticket is needed for the student as well as an additional ticket if they are bringing a parent/carer.

10:38 AM - 15 Sep 2018

Hello , very sorry to hear about this and thanks for bringing it to our attention. Could you possibly take a photo of it and send it to us in a DM so we can get it fixed? Alternatively please send it in an email to sholmes.co.uk? Many thanks!

21:40 PM - 12 Sep 2018

Retweeted From HWS PE Dept

HWS PE department are looking for raffle/auction prizes for their upcoming Sports Awards evening. If there are any local businesses who feel they may be able to donate a prize we would be very grateful and happy to recognise their support.

21:39 PM - 12 Sep 2018

Retweeted From HWS PE Dept

First fixture of the year today and the first W on the board. Congratulations to our 6th form boys who ran out 4-0 winners against Glyn. ⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️

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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.