Marlow schoolchildren create group ‘Act of Service’ for Marlow community

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On Tuesday and Wednesday, 29th and 30th June, Year Two children from Marlow C of E Infant School (ie “Sandygate School”) took part in mindful action in the May Balfour Garden.

Marlow Town Council was delighted to welcome the Dragonfly and Grasshopper classes to the event, which was held for the benefit of the local community. Pupils worked together in a group ‘Act of Service’, planting bulbs, cleaning benches and litter-picking in the garden. By doing this, the young residents learnt that they were part of a larger community and were able to glimpse the bigger picture of the world around them.

Sharon Reynolds, Headteacher, said: “We feel it’s important that our children understand and are able to demonstrate our school values in their everyday lives. Service is one of our school values. The children have learned that Service is about helping and showing kindness without receiving a reward for what they have done.” 

The Town Council provided the bulbs, litter-pickers and some fresh fruit and drinks for the hard-working youngsters.

Marlow Mayor, Cllr Richard Scott, who visited the children on both mornings, thanked the children, saying: “You should all be very proud of what you’re doing. Marlow thanks you!”

Article author: Paul Merchant

About the author: Founded in its original version back in 2000 - yes the internet DID exist back then. Brought up in Marlow, went to school here, now has children at the same schools. Quite clearly loves all things Marlow - hence spending over 2 decades doing this!

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