Schools Open Evening – Wednesday 28 September

Teachers and governors from schools within Cambridgeshire are invited to join the environment team from Huntingdonshire District Council on Wednesday 28 September between 4pm and 7pm, to find out more about the Green House project and how a visit can benefit their pupils. Tours will be taking place at the St Ives Green House at 1 St Audrey Lane at 4.30pm and 5.30pm.

The Green House project is a sustainable refurbishment project which not only addresses improving the building fabric, but also looks at other ways of reducing carbon emissions by the implementation of an efficient heating system and renewable energy technologies, encouragement of biodiversity and water efficiency measures.

The project is an excellent resource for householders, schools and businesses to find out more about how individuals can help to meet the challenges of climate change and rising fuel costs.

The St Ives Green House provides an inspirational learning environment for key stages 1, 2 and 3 pupils. A visit gives pupils a chance to see for themselves how the environment may be improved and sustained by making changes within the home. Visits to the property are free and groups of up to 30 children are welcomed.

Many primary and secondary schools have visited the property as part of their geography, science and citizenship studies and have found the visit beneficial in meeting their learning outcomes.

The council’s environment team will be leading the tours and introducing the Green House to visitors. Cambridgeshire Environmental Education Services will be there providing information on their centres in Stibbington, Wisbeach and Coldham Wind Farm. Advice on the Eco-Schools programme will be available. Anglian Water education programme will be giving helpful tips on how schools can save water and money and staff from the Education Centre at Paxton Pits run by the Wildlife Trust and the council’s countryside team will be available giving advice on the environmental education visits to their sites

To book a place, or to find out more contact Heidi Field, Environmental Education and Promotion Officer on 01480 388843 or

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