On Wednesday 9th March our school hosted an Eco Conference for all the schools in Marlow.
As an Eco Schools Green Flag Award holder, we were really pleased to welcome Eco Representatives from
- Burford School
- Danesfield School
- Foxes Piece School
- Great Marlow School
- Holy Trinity CE School
- Little Marlow CE School
- Sir William Borlase's Grammar School
- Spinfield School,
- St Peter's Catholic Primary School
along with representatives from Marlow Town Council.
The first part of the afternoon was spent showing the children and adults around our school and the various Eco-projects we have in place including the Nature Corridor and the Wild World. The delegates then came in to the school hall where Mrs Burkitt and the Eco Warriors from Marlow C of E Infant School gave a presentation on the other initiatives we have for recycling, Tidy Up Team and our school travel plan. By sharing the work we have done to gain and keep our Green Flag we hope to help and inspire other schools in Marlow to gain Green Flags too.
The conference then discussed how we can all work together to campaign for change and have an impact on our local area. Several ideas were suggested including a Walk to School day, a non-uniform day to raise money for an environmental project and a day focussed on single use plastic reduction. It was decided that three of the ideas could be combined and so all the schools involved will
- hold a non-uniform day on the same day when everyone would be invited to wear something green
- encourage all pupils to travel to school in a sustainable way
- have an electricity free day
These will all take place on the same day with all the schools taking part and the hope is that there will be a sea of green across Marlow with pupils from all the schools walking or cycling to school. The day will be planned to happen around World Environment Day which falls on 5th June this year and so we will probably be held just after the summer half term break.
We would like to thank Mrs Burkitt for all her hard work preparing for the Conference.
You can see some more photographs here