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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!

    Penny War!! Huh War, What is it good for? Collecting pennies for Fairtrade!

    During Fairtrade Fortnight SJNCC ran a Citizenship lesson on Fairtrade. This took place for all year 8 students in their Humanities lessons. This was designed to coincide with Fairtrade Fortnight and the theme ‘it’s time to put Fairtrade in your Break!’ This year’s event challenged students to try Fairtrade products on their break time – from chocolate bars and bananas to homemade goodies.

    Their homework following this lesson was in two parts. Firstly, students were encouraged to motivate as many of …

  • News from HQ

    All the latest from Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots

    The wonderful Roots & Shoots Awards 2017

    On Friday 3rd March, Roots & Shoots groups from around the UK descended on the iconic Barbican Centre in London for the annual Roots & Shoots Awards, and were joined by none other than Dr Jane Goodall herself.

    Photo by Roger Marks

    All about the Roots & Shoots Awards

    The Awards are a brilliant way to celebrate the achievement and innovation of young people concerned about the environment.

    We had 10 schools preparing displays, showing the amazing work they have done

    Balgreen Primary …

    Photo by Roger Marks
  • Featured Activity

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

    My PET Project

    Discarded empty plastic bottles cause problems for wildlife and can take hundreds of years to break down. Can they be put to good use?

    recycling codes and logos on plastic bottles
  • 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!

    Sir Jonathan North Community College at the Roots & Shoots Awards 2017

    Miss Hannam and Mrs Ball took three members of the Fair Trade Group to the Roots & Shoots Award on Friday at the Barbican centre in London. The students were invited along to the event to represent the Fair Trade Group as they were winners of a Gold Award for their work in raising awareness of the Fairtrade Foundation. The Fair Trade Group worked extremely hard in the lead up to the event to create beautiful display work which showed all of the different events and campaigns they had worked …

  • News from HQ

    All the latest from Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots

    Featured Activity: My PET project

    We use them every day, but plastic PET bottles like the ones used for bottled water, fizzy drinks and toiletries can cause harm to wildlife and take hundreds of years to decompose.

  • Featured Activity

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

    My PET Project

    Discarded empty plastic bottles cause problems for wildlife and can take hundreds of years to break down. Can they be put to good use?

    recycling codes and logos on plastic bottles
  • 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!

    Spring Hill Primary School Update

    Spring Hill Eco Pals wrote and presented an assembly in aid of Vision Aid.
    They asked children to collect old used glasses from their families and friends.
    We collected over 120 pairs of glasses which have now been sent off to Vision Aid to help the sight of people in poorer countries around the world.

  • 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!

    My PET Project

    Discarded empty plastic bottles cause problems for wildlife and can take hundreds of years to break down. Can they be put to good use?

    recycling codes and logos on plastic bottles
  • 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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