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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

    Some of our favourite Jane Goodall videos

    Dr Jane Goodall travels the world spreading her message of hope and empowerment, and encouraging others to change their lives to help people, animals and the environment…

    …and along the way, she’s made many television, film, video and radio appearances. After all, she is one of the worlds leading conservationists and primatologists.

    So we’ve gathered together some of our favourite videos of Dr Jane Goodall in action for you to enjoy.

    Dr Jane Goodall and Bill Maher

    Dr Jane Goodall appeared on Real Time, a major US television progamme, with host Bill Maher back …

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  • Around the World

    Updates from Roots & Shoots activities around the world

    Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots Youth Leadership Gathering 2017, Windsor Castle, Reflections by Kate Melville-Rea, Roots & Shoots UAE representative

    I received the privilege to stay at Windsor Castle for a week, and meet with Roots & Shoots leaders from across the world.

    The week taught me three important practices that I hope to use as I tackle new projects and disputes in the future. These are: the importance of collaboration over confrontation, humor’s ability to retain support and membership, and the art of using technology to foster compassion. Anecdotes from Jane’s own experiences of working with fellow people and organizations showed the importance of the first. She shared how publically …

  • Mission Update

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

    Explorer Environmentalist Robert Swan Speaks to TASIS Students!

    Roots & Shoots lead teacher, Wendy Gediman, has been to Antarctica three times with explorer/environmentalist, Robert Swan. The goals of these expeditions have all been tied to educating young people about sustainable energy. Another goal is getting the message across that it is important to protect Antarctica, which is the last untouched continent on earth, as well as preserving our entire planet! Ms. Gediman’s last trip with Swan was in December 2016. This was a small expedition of 14 people flown into Union Glacier Antarctica. The purpose of the expedition …

  • News from HQ

    All the latest from Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots

    Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots Youth Leadership Gathering 2017, Windsor Castle, Reflections by Kate Melville-Rea, Roots & Shoots UAE representative

    I received the privilege to stay at Windsor Castle for a week, and meet with Roots & Shoots leaders from across the world.

    The week taught me three important practices that I hope to use as I tackle new projects and disputes in the future. These are: the importance of collaboration over confrontation, humor’s ability to retain support and membership, and the art of using technology to foster compassion. Anecdotes from Jane’s own experiences of working with fellow people and organizations showed the importance of the first. She shared how publically …

  • Featured Activity

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

  • 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

    23 ways to go wild (and help the environment too!)

    We love the great outdoors and we know that we’re not the only ones!

    Being outside, in nature, surrounded by plants and animals, is well known for being good for the body and mind. Researchers have shown that spending time outside is good for mental health, reducing stress, increasing creativity and increasing our connection with nature.

    In fact, spending time in nature is so good for you that in Japan it’s known as Shinrin-Yoko Forest Therapy, which means ‘forest bathing’ – we love the sound of that!

    If you do too, then why …

    There are lots of ways you can get involved in #30DaysWild...and here are a few ideas of our own!
  • Around the World

    Updates from Roots & Shoots activities around the world

  • Mission Update

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

    David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation- Protecting Snow Leopards

    Twice a year, Jo Elphick, from David Shepherd Wildlife comes to work with our TASIS Roots & Shoots students. Her speciality is teaching the children about endangered animals, especially those that David Shepherd Wildlife works to help in their native land. This visit was a lesson on snow leopards. These beautiful animals are very endangered, and it is important to help the children understand why they are endangered and how we can all help to improve their status.

    Jo gave us a detailed presentation and engaged the students in lively conversation. …

  • News from HQ

    All the latest from Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots

    Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots Youth Leadership Gathering 2017, Windsor Castle, Reflections by Matilda Gratton, Roots & Shoots UK representative

    Being at Windsor for a week has been truly inspiring and has given me so much hope. Hearing everyone’s stories and empathizing with their background, as well as realising the similarity in the struggles we all face was a highlight for me. Staying in the castle reminded me throughout how lucky I was to be there and what a special event it was; the Castle and chapel tour definitely reinforced this! The best thing about Windsor, besides the incredible vegan cuisine, had to be the people I met. Listening to …

  • Featured Activity

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

  • 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

    Saving our beautiful bluebells

    Image by Oast House Archive creative commons https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyacinthoides_non-scripta#/media/File:Little_Chittenden_Wood_-_geograph.org.uk_-_1861070.jpg

    Did you know that the UK has 50% of the world population of common bluebells?

    Those beautiful flowers that carpet our woods and forests at this time of year are an iconic feature of the British countryside. Their vivid colour and sweet scent make a walk in the month of May something special, and they are one of our favourite flowers.

    They are also a protected species, and the …

    Image by Oast House Archive creative commons https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyacinthoides_non-scripta#/media/File:Little_Chittenden_Wood_-_geograph.org.uk_-_1861070.jpg
  • Around the World

    Updates from Roots & Shoots activities around the world

  • Mission Update

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

    Ducklings! at TASIS

    Each year, our Roots & Shoots Wildlife Club hatches ducklings to learn about the unique character of these beautiful creatures. The eggs are donated by Matt at Lower Shaw Farm in Swindon. He also takes the ducklings back when they are a month old, as they are then released to roam freely on his children’s farm. This year, he had a new variety of duck eggs. These were Swedish Blacks. This is an endangered species, and Matt was eager for us to produce some new ducklings for his farm. He …

  • News from HQ

    All the latest from Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots

    Most Outstanding Group Winner Dulwich Prep London visits RSPCA’s Mallydams Educational Centre

    On Thursday, 8th June, 25 boys from the ‘Dulwich Prep Eco Warriors Club’ from Years 1 to 5 went to visit the RSPCA’s Mallydams Woods Education Centre in Hastings. This was our school’s main prize for winning the ‘Most Outstanding Group Award’ at Dr Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots Annual Awards in March.

    The boys spent the day learning about animal welfare and rehabilitation from an expert – pet needs, the types of pets and injured wildlife that get brought into the animal hospital there, how a de-oiling station for sea …

  • Featured Activity

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

  • 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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