My Local Area

A whole set of activities dedicated to learning about – and improving – your local area.

Working the Natural Environment

Posted on September 19th, 2017 by Roots & Shoots

The natural environment is used in lots of different ways: some people use it just for leisure and fun, like a trip to a beach or a forest; and other people use it as a resource. There are jobs that rely on the natural environment everywhere you look – you …

Local Safari

Posted on September 19th, 2017 by Roots & Shoots

This activity will help students understand some of the obvious and lesser-known creatures which live in their local area, and gain insight as to how these animals provide food for one another. This could encompass a simple forage around the school grounds, or could be expanded to a half-day visit …

Local Environment Mapping

Posted on September 19th, 2017 by Roots & Shoots

This activity will help students gain a deeper understanding of the geography, geology, flora and fauna of their local area, working collaboratively. They’ll investigate not only the physical layout of the area, but also what makes up the surface features, and how plants and animals have taken advantage of these …

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