Recent updates on current Roots & Shoots missions

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 …

Gilbrook School at Roots & Shoots Awards 2017

Posted on March 21st, 2017 by Agent Murphy

Gilbrook School is a Social, Emotional & Mental Health school and we were very proud to take part in the prestigious event Roots & Shoots Awards at the Barbican Centre in London. We were so excited to be invited and the children and staff were put at ease with such …

Roots & Shoots Awards 2017 – What an honour

Posted on March 21st, 2017 by Agent Woest

It was back in August 2015 that I was invited along to accompany a friend to a VIP Jane Goodall event in London.  At this time, my knowledge of Dr Jane was very minimal but after a bit more research and videos watched, I was taken by her passion, dedication …

What to do with all of our milk cartons?

Posted on March 20th, 2017 by Agent Doyle

We have a bit of a dilemma at Balgreen Primary. Everyday we go through lots of milk cartons at school so we have been trying to think of different ways of upcycling them!

We have made parrots for Pirates, and baby dragons for Fairy Land. Primary 3 have been learning all …


Posted on March 20th, 2017 by Agent Doyle

As you may have seen from a previous post, we created a pond in a bucket in our garden for some froglets we had looked after. We also have a big pond in our garden at school which has needed a good clean!

So some lovely people came to clean out our …

RSPB Global Extinction Appeal

Posted on March 20th, 2017 by Agent Cook

Europe is home to 90% of the global puffin population but their numbers are declining due to invasive rats on their islands and climate change affecting their food source, the sand eel.

The RSPB are raising money to help protect the puffins by managing their islands, protecting them from rats and …

Making our Greenhouse from Plastic Bottles

Posted on March 20th, 2017 by Agent Cook

Over the last year students and staff have been collecting 2 litre plastic bottles and bringing them into school. We collected about 1200 bottles in total and finally had enough to construct a full size greenhouse out of bottles. Students from the Eco Schools club and 2 of the year …

Fairtrade Fortnight

Posted on March 14th, 2017 by Agent Hannam

At Sir Jonathan North Community College we celebrated Fairtrade Fortnight throughout lessons.

Students were informed that sometimes the Fairtrade Group has to persuade people to buy products off of their stall as the prices are higher than some of the food that the canteen sells. The lessons plenary asks …

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