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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

    Spotting the animal signs of spring

    Spotting the animal signs of spring. Images via Wikimedia Creative Commons.

    The days are getting longer, the mornings and evenings are lighter, the temperature is warming up. Everywhere, life is beginning to bloom, from the blossom on the trees to the daffodils in the fields.

    At this time of year it’s easy to spot the signs of spring in the trees and plants, but spotting birds and animals walking up and returning …

    Spotting the animal signs of spring. Images via Wikimedia Creative Commons.
  • 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!

    Fair Trade Lesson by SJNCC

    There was a range of events taking place across Sir Jonathan North Community College during Fairtrade fortnight, including the selling of Fairtrade snacks on the stall, making homemade goodies with Fairtrade ingredients to sell at lunch time, attending a Roots and Shoots Award Ceremony, running Fairtrade Assemblies, hosting Eco Events and delivering lessons on Fairtrade. At these events the Fairtrade Group continued to share information and leaflets about Fairtrade and its’ crucial campaigns to support workers’ rights and to stop exploitation of workers.

  • 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

    Give your time to help wildlife

    Keen to help keep things wild in your local environment, or help ensure that wildlife has a safe home in the UK? Then why not get involved in some of the organisations around the country that look after our national parks and wild paces by volunteering your time?

    Wildlife volunteering

    Some of the organisations are big, some are small, and all have opportunities for you to get involved, whether that’s volunteering on a regular basis, helping out a little bit here and there, or joining a particular project. There are often ways …

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  • Around the World

    Updates from Roots & Shoots activities around the world

  • Mission Update

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

    Be The Change Volunteer Trip Scholarship

    Congratulations to Naomi Clarke- Myers in 9.5 who successfully applied for a sought-after scholarship ran by the WE charity which only 30 students across the UK are chosen to participate in. Naomi used her experiences gained through the Fairtrade Group as evidence in her application form where she outlined how she has contributed to the community, how she can contribute to the trip and a variety challenging questions about her character. Naomi also had to write a creative piece which was based on the importance of ethical consumerism and the …

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    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 Dr Jane Goodall herself.

    Photo by Roger Marks

    All about the Roots & Shoots Awards

    The Awards are an exciting and innovative way to recognise the achievement and innovation of our young ambassadors for the planet.

    Ten schools prepared displays, presenting and discussing with guests the amazing work they had undertaken:

    Balgreen …

    Photo by Roger Marks
  • 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

    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

  • Mission Update

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

    FS2 nature garden

    We are a small school with limited outdoor space so we have been encouraging our FS2 children to think about ways of bringing nature to our school.  They decided that creating a small nature garden in their own outdoor space in pots and planters.  The children have been responsible for planting the seeds, watering the garden and weeding it.  They have really enjoyed the ownership of the garden and have been out each day looking to see what wildlife they have attracted so that when they hatch their own butterflies from …

  • 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!

    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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