Just to update you on what is happening or not happening at Hockerton at the moment! Our tours are cancelled now until the beginning of June(we hope). We have added in an extra date on Saturday July 4th which is obviously a provisional date. These can be all booked via our website with this link https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sustainable-living-tickets-15018178777?ref=estw
New live offers
We know that nothing is quite like visiting Hockerton for yourself and experiencing the site and the homes. We have been thinking for some time of alternative ways people can ‘visit’ so that more people can enjoy the experience and learn from the innovation that is Hockerton HP. The recent challenge of Covid 19 has clarified our thinking on this but we hope it is something that many schools and students can use in their future learning as well.
We are offering a live tour of the project for groups followed and if they wish, with a zoom session. If you are interested contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Resources for Schools and Universities
For schools or universities unable to make a visit or travel to Hockerton Housing Project, we are now offering a new Remote Educational Package. This package includes:
- A Skype tour with a HHP resident, covering areas within Wi-Fi range i.e. resident homes and solar panels.
- A DVD or USB stick with video explanations covering of all of the site’s design features and footage from the BBC’s ‘Inside Out’ programme. Please see our example Wind Energy summary video below.
- A package of infographics covering HHP’s design features and further processes.
- Worksheets aimed at GCSE students to be completed whilst watching the explanation videos.
The areas of GCSE and A level syllabus coverage is detailed in the Education brochure. https://www.hockertonhousingproject.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Hockerton-Housing-Project-Education-Brochure.pdf
Resources for students and children at home
We are also encouraging students who are interested in sustainability in any way to access our videos these can be found on the website. For primary aged children years 5 and 6 we would suggest they follow the link https://hockertonhousingproject.org.uk/sustainable-living/co-housing/ and look at The Green Pioneers Open University video. If anyone wanted to then have a zoom meeting to talk to us about climate change or what it is like to live here we could set that up afterwards. They would need to express their interest in this by following this link: mailto:email@example.com.