Lessons from the Hockerton Housing Project
30 Jun 2009
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The Hockerton Housing Project (HHP) is the UK’s first earth sheltered, self-sufficient ecological housing development. HHP is located on the outskirts of the village of Hockerton near Southwell, Nottinghamshire.
To help schools, colleges and universities learn from their experiences they have generated a variety of online educational resources that are suitable for wide ranging age groups. For KS2 there are already some great resources available with a introduction that out-lines school activities and a variety of topic choices there is also a list of eco-centres and green places to visit over and above the Hockerton Housing Project itself.
For KS3 secondary school groups the Hockerton Housing Project are offering tours including an exhibition, a carbon footprint calculator, a debating session and mapping exercise there is also a visit into one of the eco-homes on the housing project. The tour has also been adapted to suit sixth form and university students.
This is a developing resource please watch their website for more coming online.
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