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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

    Roots & Shoots Around the World – Spring 2017

    Roots & Shoots is a global organsation with hundreds of groups in dozens of countries around the world, from Australia to America, and from Taiwan to Tanzania, where the first group was set up by Dr Jane Goodall herself.

    Here are a selection of projects and updates from our sister group Roots & Shoots UAE, based in Abu Dhabi.

     

    Students inspired to reach for the stars by Dr. Jane

    Students from the Universal American School have a very special …

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  • Mission Update

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

    The Prague British School taking positive actions

  • News from HQ

    All the latest from Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots

    Featured activity: Roots & Shoots twinning resources

    Our featured activity this week is our BRAND NEW twinning programme!

    Roots & Shoots is an international organisation, and we want to give groups in the UK the chance to twin with Roots & Shoots groups in Abu Dhabi.

    There are loads of benefits to getting involved in the twinning programme – students will have the opportunity to learn about another group’s homeland, environment, wildlife, culture, religion and languages. You’ll be able to use technology such as email and video conferencing to give your students …

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  • 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!

    Animal’s lives matter, documentary film by Dibjeet Kaur

    Documentary:

    Theme: Animal’s lives matter

    The documentary I have created focuses upon the issues of animal cruelty and the way animals/creatures/other species are being used for the benefit and successes of humans rather than being able to live a peaceful life of their own. In this video I have aimed to outline the way we ruin numerous lives of animals each and every day while continuing with our daily lives and actions, not acknowledging the fact of how the many routines we have become attached to …

  • News from HQ

    All the latest from Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots

    Eco-Schools & Food for Life Celebration At City Hall, Leicester

    On June 28th 2017, Eco-Schools and Food for Life celebrated the hard work of schools in Leicester at a joint Celebration in City Hall. They welcomed 15 schools along with over 30 guest judges including 6 City Councillors and representatives from many local and national environmental organisations. The event was an opportunity for schools to showcase projects, which have taken place over the last 12 months.

    One of the judges, Tara Golshan, Executive Director, Education at the Jane Goodall Institute said: “The work of the schools in Leicester was especially impressive …

  • 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!

    The New Forest Clarion

    As part of a group of schools, sussed in the forest, ran by Gill Hickman, our children were asked to write a piece.

    We talked about what might happen to our area by 2050 if we don’t do anything about global warming. This started a discussion on how hot the sea where we live in milford might get to hot. The children themselves talked about sharks starting to live by the beach. We wrote a small story around this. Our children …

  • News from HQ

    All the latest from Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots

    Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots Newsletter Summer 2017

    Dear Members,

    Summer already…

    Sometimes I wish I could slow time down; it goes too fast. Once again we have many amazing Roots & Shoots member stories to delight and inspire you with in your quest for protecting this beautiful planet.

    This year, our dynamic membership is still growing, spreading far and wide, not just across the UK, but across the globe as well. We have shared some of our exciting global stories with you in this newsletter including the recent launch of our programme in the Czech …

  • 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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