Sixth-form students from across the county joined forces to talk about the environment at a Marlow School this week.

More than 160 sixth-form students from 20 schools around Bucks took part in Sir William Borlase’s annual student leadership conference, which this year focused on environmental issues and saw its biggest turnout yet.

Speakers included Green Party peer Baroness Jenny Jones, Marks and Spencer’s head of sustainability and the Chiltern Society, which ran a workshop on whether the Chilterns AONB should become a national park.

Acting deputy head teacher James Simpson said: “The day was really fantastic. The students putting it together worked really hard.

“The Chiltern Society did a wonderful workshop and the keynote speakers were fantastic.

“I am very proud of the students who put it all together. Also gratitude to everyone who came to give a talk and all the other schools which took part.

“It is a testament to all the schools which were there. There is now a lot more willingness between schools to work together.

“The more young people within schools who have the chance to collaborate on issues like the environment, the better.”