Going Green at Blenheim
Blenheim Palace is totally committed to working in a sustainable way. To this end the Education Team has devised a series of Trails and Activities designed to teach children how they can help the environment in their everyday lives, at home, at school and when out and about for the day.
Click here to download teacher resources.
A tour of the Bottling Plant to see how our natural mineral water from a borehole on the Estate is filtered then bottles filled, capped and labelled, ready to drink as well as a look at the recycling centre.
Learn how the Palace saves energy, helps the environment, saves water and adopts environmentally friendly work practices across the Estate.
Complete a 'hands on' water recycling experiment followed by a discussion of how important it is to save water.
Explore alternative sources of energy - discover the power of the humble potato!
Picnic in the Park
Follow the tree trail around part of the lake to learn just how important trees are to the environment, how many different kinds of trees are grown and protected in the Park.
Visit the Pleasure Gardens for some fun in the maze and the adventure playground followed by a visit to see the butterflies in the butterfly house, all of which are protected species.
Follow up work back at school:
- Complete a 'Green' audit of your school to find out just how green you are.
- Create a display or PowerPoint presentation showing just how environmentally friendly your school is.
- Design a poster encouraging people to 'Go Green.'
Submit this work for the Duke of Marlborough's Annual Educational Awards.
How Green is Blenheim Palace?
Click on the image below to find out!
Click on the image below to download the Going Green programme in a printable format.