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Hounsdown School

Hounsdown School

Hedgehog homes

On the 11th of October the members of Eco Club at Hounsdown  school made hedgehog houses to allow the hedgehogs to hibernate throughout the winter. The materials were a cardboard box, a bin bag, some bubble wrap and sticks.  First they cut out a 15cm by 15cm door on a cardboard box. Next they cut […]

Monitoring Air Quality around our School

Last year Hounsdown Eco Team worked with New Forest Friends of the Earth and a number of other schools to monitor air pollution near schools in the local area. The results were very concerning with high levels of sulfur dioxide being recorded near Hounsdown at Rushington Roundabout and in Lyndurst. Diesel and petrol burnt in […]

Stop the Pollution. Here’s the solution

Pupils at Hounsdown  Schools have been asked by New Forest District Council to design a banner to go outside the infants school in Lyndhurst to encourage drivers to switch off their engines whilst they are waiting outside. Students in Year 7 and 8 spent one of their Science lessons during Energy Awareness week to design […]

RSPB Global Extinction Appeal

Europe is home to 90% of the global puffin population but their numbers are declining due to invasive rats on their islands and climate change affecting their food source, the sand eel. The RSPB are raising money to help protect the puffins by managing their islands, protecting them from rats and by setting up marine […]

Making our Greenhouse from Plastic Bottles

Over the last year students and staff have been collecting 2 litre plastic bottles and bringing them into school. We collected about 1200 bottles in total and finally had enough to construct a full size greenhouse out of bottles. Students from the Eco Schools club and 2 of the year 7 tutor groups helped prepare […]