Our Community – near and far
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Our Local Community
We have fostered links with various groups in our local community. In recent years we have worked with Marlow Town Council and Wild Marlow to improve our environment in school planting a wildlife corridor and improving and extending our Wild World. In the summer of 2021 we planted sunflowers which were then given by Wild Marlow and the Town Council to residents of Marlow.
We have organised very successful drives for our local food bank, One Can Trust, with our school families giving very generously to those less fortunate than ourselves. We have also contributed regularly to Wycombe Homeless Connection through collections taken at our Nativity Plays.
We work closely with other local schools, in addition to the annual Praise in the Park service with local primary schools we have fostered links with Great Marlow School and some of their female sixth form students have come in to run Maths sessions for some of our Year 2 girls who struggle with maths, and we have also taken children to Great Marlow to attend their science club during science week.
During the COVID pandemic, the key worker children who were attending school made cards and gifts which were distributed to local care homes and vulnerable members of the community identified through links with Meals in Marlow.
Our World Community
Marlow Church of England Infant School has always had a wonderful history of raising funds and awareness for projects around the world. Over the past few years we have sponsored a child in Kenya through Nasio Trust and raised money for Children in Need, The Children's Society and Save the Children.
We have recently fostered links with a school in Kenya, Bright Future School, through the Amani UK organisation. It is our hope that, through exchanges of letters and pictures, our children will grow their understanding of their place in the world and the differences between themselves and others around the world.
United Society Partners in the Gospel (USPG) school twinning
USPG has recently signed a memorandum of understanding with the Church of South India (CSI) to undertake a School Twinning Initiative to be a school-based mutually beneficial environmental education programme.
The Diocese of Oxford is taking part in a 2-year pilot programme with 9 schools, and we are very excited to announce that our school has been chosen as one of those 9 due to the environmental work we have done.
We have been twinned with CMS LPS Urakam in Kerala, South India, and we will begin sharing ideas about environmental conservation with them. We will keep parents updated regularly as the project progresses.