Get ready for the Roots & Shoots UK Awards 2017!

Get ready for the Roots & Shoots Awards 2017! You could be joining Dr Jane Goodall and the Roots & Shoots UK team for a celebration of all you’ve achieved over the past year.

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The Roots & Shoots Awards is an annual event that recognises achievements in helping people, animals and the environment. There are 4 categories: best school projects, the prestigious Jane Goodall Award for Individual Endeavour, Best Photographic Entry and our brand new Wildlife Documentary Competition.

“We can change the world. We are changing the world. That’s what Roots & Shoots is all about!”

The Roots & Shoots UK Awards will take place on Friday 3rd March at the Barbican Centre, London – so put the date in your diary now!

The full address for the Barbican is: Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS and you can find out more about how to get to the venue here: barbican.org.uk

Roots & Shoots Awards 2016

Credit: Roger Mark Photography

Credit: Roger Mark Photography

Last year, students from around the country joined Dr Jane Goodall for a fantastic awards ceremony and project showcase at ZSL London Zoo. As well as eye-catching and fascinating displays from schools and Roots & Shoots groups, which demonstrated some of the creative and innovative ways Roots & Shoots UK groups have been helping people, animals and the environment over the previous year, we also had a brilliant Trashion show from St Christopher’s School.

Dr Jane Goodall not only awarded the prizes herself, but also inspired us all with a thought-provoking and inspiring talk.

“We can change the world. We are changing the world. That’s what Roots & Shoots is all about!” she called, to much applause. We know we weren’t the only ones that left that room feeling ready to make a difference.

The winners for each category in 2016 were:

Roots & Shoots UK Most Outstanding Group: Sponsored by the RSPCA, this was won by the James Allen Girls School for their work raising money for people affected by the earthquake in Nepal. They raised an incredible £22,000 in 2 months!

Roots & Shoots UK Most Outstanding Photograph: This category was sponsored by National Geographic Kids Magazine, and was won by Chris Hare of SEEVIC College for his photo entitled ‘Mare in the Mist.’

Roots & Shoots UK Most Outstanding Individual: This award goes to the Roots & Shoots UK member who has made an incredible contribution, and is sponsored by Quest Overseas. The winner, Isabelle Harford from TASIS, has contributed so much and received particular recognition for her work on a Romanian relief programme.

If you want to enter for the 2017 Awards, visit the Roots & Shoots UK Awards page for all the info!

New for 2017 – the Roots & Shoots Documentary Film Competition

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We’ve got a brand new category for 2017: the Roots & Shoots Documentary Film Competition! Run in collaboration with LoveNature, and open to all film students, one lucky entrant may find themselves jetting off to Canada to experience life on location with a LoveFilm film crew!

Find out more about the Roots & Shoots Documentary Film Competition

For a full list of all the categories you can enter and how to submit your project or nomination, visit our Roots & Shoots Awards page.

Posted on January 13th, 2017 by Aoife Glass

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