Recent updates on current Roots & Shoots missions

Roots & Shoots Antarctica With 2041 ClimateForce/The Explorer’s Passage

Posted on April 18th, 2018 by Agent Gediman

TASIS teacher, Wendy Gediman, is the Education Advisor for the 2041 ClimateForce foundation. This is run by Robert Swan, the first person in history to walk to both Poles.

She recently took part in her fourth expedition with Swan to Antarctica. The difference this time is that she took along a …

Damers First School – Letters to Cool Milk and Total Produce asking for Plastic free packaging

Posted on March 30th, 2018 by Agent Moore

The children wrote letters to Cool Milk and Total Produce who supply the school with milk and fruit asking for their packaging and straws to be plastic free. This is part of the children’s campaign to make the school plastic free. Cool Milk have offered to supply the school with …

EXCITING NEWS!

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.  http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/42885663
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 …

Rookwood school ‘Growers’ Club

Posted on February 8th, 2018 by Agent heath

Last harvest festival the children decided to look,at alternative donations. They teamed up with the ‘New moon’ animal sanctuary in Romania and put together a shoebox for stray dogs appeal. Boxes contained anything from tinned food to collars, leads, beds and toys. Over 100 shoeboxes were bought in to school …

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