Half Term Hedge Planting

GHS has been firmly rooted in Guildford since 1888 and has developed deep connections within this busy community. Our community and outreach initiatives are going from strength to strength as our supportive network of pupils, staff and parents foster strong relationships with our local society.

Twenty-five pupils, parents and staff were a testament to this over the half term as they headed to Clandon Woods in support of Surrey Hills Society and their nature recover strategy.

It was great to see people of all ages enjoying themselves while contributing to supporting biodiversity in the landscape

Surrey Hills Society

The efforts of the day meant that 100 metres of native species, including hawthorn and buckthorn, lined the fields at Clandon Woods, safely deposited before Storm Eunice made an appearance!

The hedge planting is one of the many initiatives taking place this academic year, as our pupils are regularly encouraged to think responsibly as part of our GHS 8 ethos. It was earlier this month that over 300 House points were awarded for our latest active travel day, with 62.5% of the Senior School making a conscious effort to travel to school sustainably. Our recently appointed Designated Lead on Sustainability, Mrs Sharon Howitt, was thrilled by the turnout at Clandon Woods, commenting “it was great to see all ages outdoors enjoying themselves, meeting other members of the school community and doing something positive for local wildlife. Pupils from Year 10 who took part couldn’t believe how quickly the time passed and were eager to sign up for more events!”.

We look forward to inviting more of the school community to future events as we work towards a cleaner, greener school.