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

    From Billions to none

    “The wild pigeon, formerly in flocks of millions, has entirely disappeared from the face of the earth…We have given an awful exhibition of slaughter and destruction, which may serve as …

    Martha
  • Around the World

    Updated from Roots & Shoots activities around the world

    Xeriscaping

    As well as being a great word (first coined in Denver, Colorado), xeriscaping is also a great idea. It is a set of principles to help landscape and plant gardens …

    Beth Chatto Gardens, Elmstead Market, Essex, England by ukgardenphotos
  • Mission Update

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

    Liverpool John Moores University Update

    It was an exciting and busy year for us.

    Hannah volunteered for the department of conservation, New Zealand in December 2013, on Codfish Island helping in the recovery of the iconic …

  • News from HQ

    All the latest from Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots

    Energy Activity: Energy Saving Pledges

    The more energy we use, the more greenhouse gases are created contributing to climate change. How and where is energy used in your home? How can we save energy?

  • Featured Activity

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

    Energy Activity 3: Energy Saving Pledges

    How and where is energy used in your home? The more energy we use, the more greenhouse gases are created contributing to climate change. How can we save energy?

    iceworld-mission-briefing-comic
  • 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 …

    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

    Take a closer look…

    A colleague of mine was in the news last week after discovering a new species of wasp. Whilst that’s quite interesting, it’s not particularly newsworthy, given the vast number of …

    Taxidermied Long-beaked echidna
  • Around the World

    Updated from Roots & Shoots activities around the world

  • Mission Update

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

    Eastbury Comprehensive School Update

    Bike to School Week
    Started Monday 9th June 2014
    Encourages children to travel to school on their bikes over a 5 day week this June. Did you know that as …

  • News from HQ

    All the latest from Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots

    Dr Jane Goodall, DBE at Woburn Safari Park

    Woburn Safari Park is delighted to announce that Dr Jane Goodall will be presenting two different talks about her life and …

  • Featured Activity

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

    Energy Activity 3: Energy Saving Pledges

    How and where is energy used in your home? The more energy we use, the more greenhouse gases are created contributing to climate change. How can we save energy?

    iceworld-mission-briefing-comic
  • 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 …

    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

    Bombiculture

    Honeybees have been in the news alot, but what about their cuddly cousin – the bumblebee? They’ve received less attention, perhaps we think that since they don’t produce honey, we …

    Bumblebee on a flower by Lynn.art
  • Around the World

    Updated from Roots & Shoots activities around the world

  • Mission Update

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

    Maple Class Learning about Sloths

    We are a Reception class of 29 lovely children from Norwich, in the east of England. The children are all 4 and 5 years old. We share a big book …

  • News from HQ

    All the latest from Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots

    Energy Activity: Energy Questionnaire

    This weeks featured activity is taken from our “bite-sized” activities included as part of the Iceworld Mission. How and where is energy used in your home? The more energy we use, the …

  • Featured Activity

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

    Energy Activity 3: Energy Saving Pledges

    How and where is energy used in your home? The more energy we use, the more greenhouse gases are created contributing to climate change. How can we save energy?

    iceworld-mission-briefing-comic
  • 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 …

    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

 


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