Recent updates on current Roots & Shoots missions


Posted on February 16th, 2018 by Agent Woest

It was 11 months ago that Natasha Woest designed and launched a website for the animal rescue in Mutare, Zimbabwe with an aim to educate, raise their profile and funds.  Together with the team on the ground, they created an online donation platform and linked the two.

We are so excited …

Damers First School – Prince Charles Visit

Posted on February 16th, 2018 by Agent Moore

In November 2017 Prince Charles came to our school to see all the inspiring sustainability work that we are doing as well as open our brand new school building.

He spoke to children in the kitchen garden about plastic pollution and the importance of Britain copying the Swedish plastic deposit scheme. …

Damers First School on Newsround talking about Plastic Pollution

Posted on February 16th, 2018 by Agent Moore

On Thursday 1st February four representatives from Damers Eco Crew appeared on CBBC Newsround talking about Refill Poundbury and their passion to cut down plastic to make Damers a Plastic Free School.
They have signed up to the Surfers against Sewage programme to help them do this. Damers Eco Crew have …

Raising Funds for Hope for Paws

Posted on February 11th, 2018 by Agent Gediman

Two students in our Fourth Grade (Year 5) decided to take positive action to help a charity they had learned about from an older sibling of one of the girls. Hope for Paws is a caring charity that rescues dogs and sometimes cats, rabbits, and donkeys! Eldad Hagar runs this …

Amazonian Biodiversity Lesson

Posted on February 11th, 2018 by Agent Woest

Tropical Ecology is an optional module in your final year at The University of Salford when studying a Wildlife or Biology related degree.  This module incorporates a field trip to the Amazon in Brazil for two weeks to learn research skills in a tropical environment.  One week researching in the …

Environmental Science Day at Portway Junior School

Posted on February 9th, 2018 by Agent Davis

Exploring the school grounds to find evidence of changes in the natural environment.

Finding evidence to become an Eco school

We have cycle racks, compost bins, water buts, solar panels, recycling …

Eco Team in Action

Posted on February 9th, 2018 by Agent Davis

Some of our Eco team recently had a visit from the team at Raymond Brown – the waste and recycling management company. They had previously invited us to take part in a competition to design one of the cabs of their new lorries. Several of our designs were chosen and …

Chester Wild Society Update

Posted on February 7th, 2018 by Agent Wilde

The last semester and a half of the Chester Wild Society has been full of adventure and new experiences. The overarching goal for this academic year was to experience a wide range of elements relating to conservation and general wildlife experiences. To achieve this objective our committee arranged sessions with …

Caring for Our Environment

Posted on February 7th, 2018 by Agent Evans

Last year DPS spent a week focusing on ways to look after our world. We focused on what we can do as individuals to reduce carbon emissions, recycle and reuse products. We looked at local, national and world themes Eg: protecting local wild life to endangered species worldwide. The curriculum …

Willow Bank’s Roots & Shoots update

Posted on February 7th, 2018 by Agent Goode

At the start of this academic year here at Willow Bank Children’s Hospital School we got two new members to the team ‘Doris’ and ‘Mable’ tow Guinea Pigs, and the students and staff where all extremely excited about it.

At Willow Bank we work with students aged between 11-16 years old …

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