Over the past two years we’ve hosted more school trips. From mapping natural resources to debating political issues, our tours can be adapted to suit any geographical or sociological aspect of sustainability.

On a visit, a resident shows small groups of students round. We show them how we harvest rainwater, generate green energy, and how we designed and built our homes to be as energy efficient as possible. This allows for a two-way conversation, and to explore the areas that the students are most interested in.

Alongside the formal educational element, we see the children’s understanding of a ‘good life’ being challenged and informed. We often see and hear attitudes change in real time, as they take away the conclusion that to live sustainably is not to go without, but is to live with… with comfort, with zero carbon, and with cooperation in the community.

The feedback from the students of Carlton Le Willows says it all:

‘The place is absolutely awesome, it is the future’.
“I think the Project was a great way to show how people can still live ordinary lives within a community without spending too much money but still doing great things for the environment and building a better more promising future for our relatives to come”
‘I thought it was a very educational trip and that it is amazing what some people can do!’

We make school trips to Hockerton Housing Project as accessible as possible and encourage you to contact us to set a visit up.

Date posted: August 25, 2017 | Author: | No Comments »

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