May 10, 2024

Schools’ Competition

MEG Schools Comp

From left to right – Holly, Martin Fry (MEG), Cosmo,

                            Marlow Deputy Mayor, Cllr Colleen Stapley, Sarah and Jane Mann (MEG).

For the second year, Marlow Energy Group (MEG) ran a competition for Marlow’s two Senior schools, Great Marlow school and Sir William Borlases’s Grammar school. The competition required students to submit essays, which answered the question, ‘What do you think are the most effective ways of reducing the impact of global warming?’

The competition ran for the first three months of the year and offered prizes of £100, £50 and £25 for the best three entries.

On Friday the 10th of May, Sir William Borlase’s Grammar school kindly provided a room for all the entrants and representatives from MEG to take part in the grand presentations. MEG Directors, Jane Mann and Martin Fry had judged the entries and Jane spoke about the high standards of the entries from both schools. Jane introduced Marlow’s Deputy Mayor, Cllr Colleen Stapley, who presented the prizes. Cosmo Honeywill, a student from Sir William Borlase’s school, won this year and his prize (£100) was presented to him by the Deputy Mayor. Cllr Stapley also presented the prizes to Sarah Wheatley, who came second and Holly Peek, who came third.

Cosmo wrote about the potential flooding of Marlow and the excess emissions from the transport and meat industries. Sarah covered energy efficiency measures and restoring eco-systems. Holly wrote about the methane emissions from farm animals and the need to walk and cycle rather than using polluting cars.