Recent updates on current Roots & Shoots missions

Sharing a bee friendly spot

Posted on May 13th, 2017 by Agent Rix

We we’re lucky to be donated 500 seed balls, via their charitable donation scheme. There were far too many for our pre school allotment, so we decided to have a bring along and swap morning on our allotment. Our lovely parents were asked to bring along a flower that attracted …

Balgreen Outdoor Learning Day

Posted on May 11th, 2017 by Agent Doyle

We had a fabulous time on our Outdoor Learning Day! We were divided into our houses and then each group did three activities. One activity working with the community, one working on the school grounds and the other learning outdoors! We made bee hotels and tepees, we painted pebbles, made bottle top mobiles, we made …

Spring at Balgreen

Posted on April 28th, 2017 by Agent Doyle

It’s that lovely time of year again! The beautiful tree in our garden has started to blossom. All of the classes at school have been looking very carefully at it and doing all sorts of work. There’s some fabulous art work, writing and science going on. Primary 1 have been …

Loose Part Pirate Fun!

Posted on April 28th, 2017 by Agent Doyle

At Balgreen, our Loose Parts have been a great success. Primary 2 have been learning all about Pirates and as a great rounding off to the theme, they worked together with P5 to build the most amazing pirate ships. See if you can spot some flags, planks, and portholes, just …

Fair Trade Lesson by SJNCC

Posted on April 25th, 2017 by Agent Hannam

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 …

Be The Change Volunteer Trip Scholarship

Posted on April 25th, 2017 by Agent Hannam

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 …

FS2 nature garden

Posted on April 25th, 2017 by Agent McCullagh

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 …

Penny War!! Huh War, What is it good for? Collecting pennies for Fairtrade!

Posted on March 24th, 2017 by Agent Hannam

During Fairtrade Fortnight SJNCC ran a Citizenship lesson on Fairtrade. This took place for all year 8 students in their Humanities lessons. This was designed to coincide with Fairtrade Fortnight and the theme ‘it’s time to put Fairtrade in your Break!’ This year’s event challenged students to try Fairtrade products …

Sir Jonathan North Community College at the Roots & Shoots Awards 2017

Posted on March 21st, 2017 by Agent Hannam

Miss Hannam and Mrs Ball took three members of the Fair Trade Group to the Roots & Shoots Award on Friday at the Barbican centre in London. The students were invited along to the event to represent the Fair Trade Group as they were winners of a Gold Award for …

Spring Hill Primary School Update

Posted on March 21st, 2017 by Agent Taylor

Spring Hill Eco Pals wrote and presented an assembly in aid of Vision Aid.
They asked children to collect old used glasses from their families and friends.
We collected over 120 pairs of glasses which have now been sent off to Vision Aid to help the sight of people in poorer countries …

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