Eco Conference 2022
On Wednesday 9th March around 50 pupils from the 10 schools in Marlow met at Marlow C of E Infant School for their second all-Marlow Eco-Schools conference. This was the first to be held 'in person' as the inaugural conference last summer had to be held online due to COVID restrictions.
- Burford School,
- Danesfield School,
- Foxes Piece School,
- Great Marlow School,
- The Federation of Holy Trinity and Little Marlow Church of England Schools,
- Marlow C of E Infant School,
- Sir William Borlase's Grammar School,
- Spinfield School and
- St Peter's Catholic Primary School
were all in attendance.
During the afternoon they toured the grounds of Marlow C of E Infant School to see some of the environmental projects we have implemented including our raised beds for growing vegetables, rewilded areas to encourage bees, insects and small animals as well as our covered, outdoor teaching spaces. As the first school in Marlow to receive a Green Flag and having held it since 2008 we are keen to share our initiatives with the other schools to enable them to gain Green Flag status.
The other main aim of the conference was to plan a collective effort to mark this year's World Environment Day in June and various ideas were discussed for ways in which they could make an environmental impact in Marlow. These included non-uniform days to raise money for environmental causes, more action to clear up litter, an all-Marlow walk or cycle to school day, a day of avoiding single use plastic and even an electricity free day in school.
It was decided that the day will be a non-uniform day to raise money for an environmental cause with everyone wearing something green and it will also be a walk to school day so we hope to see a wave of green moving through the town as everyone walks, scooters or cycles to school! We will try to make it an electricity free day as well so three initiatives in one day.
Most of the schools in Marlow now have designated Eco-Warriors from their student body, Marlow C of E Infant and St Peter's are accredited Eco-Schools under the international Green Flag Scheme with several other schools in the process of joining the scheme including Great Marlow, Holy Trinity, Burford, Danesfield, Sir William Borlase, Cadmore End and Little Marlow.