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Eco Schools Summit

Going Green with Eco Schools

In October 2009, Skyview were invited to be part of an Eco Schools Summit held in Colchester, Essex.

Run by Colchester Borough Council, and in conjunction with the Food for Life Partnership and Colchester Sixth Form College, the summit provided a platform for schools involved in the Eco Schools Programme to come together and share ideas on how to become more 'green'.

A variety of exhibitors, activities, presentations and workshops designed to encourage green thinking and practices were also available including: pressing apples, churning organic butter and finding out how to make ethical fashion by turning recycled textiles into clothing.

Awarding Excellence and Achievement in Colchester

In support of the Summit, and in recognition of their achievement, Skyview awarded prizes to the winners of the ‘Recycled Arts’ Award. The winning schools were Colchester Girls High School and Philip Morant School.

Each school received a top of the range Weather Monitoring System – the Davis Vantage Pro2, complete with Weatherlink Software.

The Davis Vantage Pro2 measures a wide variety of weather parameters including Wind Speed & Direction, Temperature and Rainfall. This is complemented by the Weatherlink Software which allows all data to be logged historically and manipulated for use across the curriculum.

In addition to this, Skyview also included a year’s subscription to our unique web service. This innovative resource enables data to be uploaded and viewed on any Internet enabled PC – both on and off site.

Nic Hart, Managing Director of Skyview says:
"We were delighted to be asked to present prizes for the Recycles Arts Award at the Eco Schools Summit. At Skyview, we are passionate about the environment and strongly believe that introducing sustainable methods to schools not only helps them to reduce their carbon footprint, but also encourages the younger generation to adopt a more environmentally friendly lifestyle, which they then pass to future generations as well as their parents and grandparents."


If you are interested in bringing the weather to life in your school, and would like to know more about our products and services, contact Skyview today on 01787 883138 or email the team at