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Welcome to Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots

the education programme for young people. Roots & Shoots encourages children to implement practical positive change for people, animals and the environment by providing teachers with free resources and activities. Find out more about Roots & Shoots and share your school’s story to win a Roots & Shoots Award.

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  • Fresh from the Blog

    Stories that we think you'll find interesting and inspiring

    Reasons for hope

    The start of a new year is always a hopeful time. It represents a fresh start, the chance to wipe the slate clean and begin again, to make those changes you always think about doing. It’s a hopeful time of year.

    And now more than ever we need hope.

    It’s easy to get down about things when there’s lots of bad news around. It’s easy to start to feel hopeless and disappearing, like whatever you do won’t make a …

    projects by Roots & Shoots members worldwide
  • Around the World

    Updates from Roots & Shoots activities around the world

    Abu Dhabi Youth Accepted To Roots & Shoots US National Youth Leadership Council

    Abu Dhabi student Morgan Pitman wins a place on Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots National Youth Leadership Council in the US.

    Morgan Pitman with Dr Jane Goodall
  • Mission Update

    News from our members. Every story is eligible for an award!

    Chowbent Primary School Green Flag

    The Eco Team at Chowbent Primary School proudly holds on to the Eco School’s Green Flag. All the hard work and dedication has paid off, well deserved reward Team.

  • News from HQ

    All the latest from Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots

    Featured activity: what lives in forests?

    This activity is one of our Forest Activities, and is a great opportunity for your and your students to get outside into local

    ‘How to build the ultimate forest den’ from Forest Holidayshttps://www.forestholidays.co.uk/forestipedia/how-to-build-the-ultimate-forest-den

    woodland.

    Students will conduct a biodiversity survey, discovering the types of trees that make up a forest, and the other plants and animals that live there. It’s a great way to engage students with their local environment. It’s also a great activity to do when you start to …

  • Featured Activity

    Looking for ideas for the classroom? Try our featured activity!

    Forest Activity 2: What lives in forests?

    This activity is all about the plants and animals that inhabit European forests. Its a great opportunity to get outside with your class into local woodland, or even a local stand of trees!

    Red Squirrel by Andrzej Barabasz (Chepry) (Own work) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
  • Featured School

    Looking at the work of one of our member schools in detail

    St Christopher’s High School, Accrington

    Every term we like to highlight the work of one particular school. We hope that you can feel inspired by their work and feel encouraged to share your own work with us – you never know, you may become the school of the term yourself next time around!

    This term we would like to highlight the work of St Christopher’s High School, Accrington, our gold award winners from 2013. St Christopher’s are a very active school when it comes to green issues. Back in May 2013, they hosted the Lancashire Children’s …

    Fashion Show Participants from Accrington St Christopher's Church of England High School; photo credit @Roger Marks Photography
  • Featured Campaign

    Simple ways that you can help people, animals and the environment

    Recycle Your Phone, Build a School!

    Help us to help the children of the Democratic Republic of Congo by recycling your old mobile phone to raise money to build schools. Prizes to be won!

    Graphic: List of things needed to open a school in Africa
  • Fresh from the Blog

    Stories that we think you'll find interesting and inspiring

    Eco-friendly New Year’s Resolutions

    “Team Singapore fireworks display from Singapore Fireworks Festival 2006″ by Sehsuan

    2017 is here, and it’s the perfect opportunity to make a few changes in your life that could help people, animals and the planet itself. So why not make some cracking eco-friendly New Year’s Resolutions for 2017.

    The key to making resolutions you can keep is to pick a few – don’t go overboard with how many you are aiming for! – and make them achievable. Small, …

    Red fireworks in the night sky over Singapore
  • Around the World

    Updates from Roots & Shoots activities around the world

  • Mission Update

    News from our members. Every story is eligible for an award!

    Protecting Antarctic Wildlife and Environment

    TASIS students in our Roots & Shoots group recently explored facts about Antarctica, including both wildlife and the physical environment. Their Roots & Shoots leader, Ms. Gediman, recently returned from her third trip to Antarctica. Her trip was an environmental expedition, testing renewable technology in the interior of Antarctica. Her previous trips on the Antarctic Peninsula, where she learned a lot about the animals that live there.

    After discussions about some of the issues affecting the well-being of the ice and the animals in Antartica, the children decided that they wanted …

  • News from HQ

    All the latest from Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots

    Roots & Shoots around the World – Abu Dhabi update

    Roots & Shoots is a global youth movement, which means there are young people like you all around the world organising projects, raising money, campaigning and more to help make things better for people, animals and the environment.

    Our sister group, Roots & Shoots Abu Dhabi, have lots of great projects happening at the moment, and we’ve got a selection to share with you. We want you to know that whether your project is large or small, it does make a difference, and combined with all the projects running in Roots …

  • Featured Activity

    Looking for ideas for the classroom? Try our featured activity!

    Forest Activity 2: What lives in forests?

    This activity is all about the plants and animals that inhabit European forests. Its a great opportunity to get outside with your class into local woodland, or even a local stand of trees!

    Red Squirrel by Andrzej Barabasz (Chepry) (Own work) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
  • Featured School

    Looking at the work of one of our member schools in detail

    St Christopher’s High School, Accrington

    Every term we like to highlight the work of one particular school. We hope that you can feel inspired by their work and feel encouraged to share your own work with us – you never know, you may become the school of the term yourself next time around!

    This term we would like to highlight the work of St Christopher’s High School, Accrington, our gold award winners from 2013. St Christopher’s are a very active school when it comes to green issues. Back in May 2013, they hosted the Lancashire Children’s …

    Fashion Show Participants from Accrington St Christopher's Church of England High School; photo credit @Roger Marks Photography
  • Featured Campaign

    Simple ways that you can help people, animals and the environment

    Recycle Your Phone, Build a School!

    Help us to help the children of the Democratic Republic of Congo by recycling your old mobile phone to raise money to build schools. Prizes to be won!

    Graphic: List of things needed to open a school in Africa
  • Fresh from the Blog

    Stories that we think you'll find interesting and inspiring

    How to help wildlife over winter

    What can you do to help wildlife cope with the cold temperatures and short, dark days of winter when food is scarce? Plenty!

    A robin, or Erithacus rubecula, with cocked head by Francis C. Franklin / CC-BY-SA-3.0

    1. Leave a patch of your garden wild

    Letting a small area of your garden go wild over winter will help many different animals. Invertebrates such as insects and spiders will have …

    A robin, or Erithacus rubecula, with cocked head by  Francis C. Franklin / CC-BY-SA-3.0
  • Around the World

    Updates from Roots & Shoots activities around the world

  • Mission Update

    News from our members. Every story is eligible for an award!

    Christmas Parcels 2015


     

    JAGS girls really spread the Christmas love and to Ugandan children that appreciated it most in 2015.

    Miss Parker took one for the team and nominated herself as Santa Claus to take out all the beautifully hand crafted parcels to the AFFCAD Christmas party which went down, as imagined, a huge treat! Definitely worth the excess baggage …

  • News from HQ

    All the latest from Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots

    RSPCA Sponsors Most Outstanding Group Award at Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots Annual Awards 2017

    The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) has been looking out for animals, since 1824.

    Their vision is to work for a world in which all humans respect and live in harmony with all other members of the animal kingdom.

    Every day, with the help of their members and generous supporters, they take steps to achieve their mission. From rescuing a stranded deer to changing the law.

    The Most Outstanding Group Winner will have the opportunity to see behind the scenes at the RSPCA’s animal hospital …

    RSPCA Mallydams Educational Center
  • Featured Activity

    Looking for ideas for the classroom? Try our featured activity!

    Forest Activity 2: What lives in forests?

    This activity is all about the plants and animals that inhabit European forests. Its a great opportunity to get outside with your class into local woodland, or even a local stand of trees!

    Red Squirrel by Andrzej Barabasz (Chepry) (Own work) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
  • Featured School

    Looking at the work of one of our member schools in detail

    St Christopher’s High School, Accrington

    Every term we like to highlight the work of one particular school. We hope that you can feel inspired by their work and feel encouraged to share your own work with us – you never know, you may become the school of the term yourself next time around!

    This term we would like to highlight the work of St Christopher’s High School, Accrington, our gold award winners from 2013. St Christopher’s are a very active school when it comes to green issues. Back in May 2013, they hosted the Lancashire Children’s …

    Fashion Show Participants from Accrington St Christopher's Church of England High School; photo credit @Roger Marks Photography
  • Featured Campaign

    Simple ways that you can help people, animals and the environment

    Recycle Your Phone, Build a School!

    Help us to help the children of the Democratic Republic of Congo by recycling your old mobile phone to raise money to build schools. Prizes to be won!

    Graphic: List of things needed to open a school in Africa
Colin Firth

Supported by Colin Firth

Colin Firth is one of our nation’s national treasures. He has supported Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots programme for the last seven years and we are privileged to have him as our ambassador. He is a strong advocate for environmental matters and sustainable practice which he employs in all aspects of his life and work.

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