News from Roots & Shoots Mission Control

Featured activity: Local Area Mapping

Posted on October 11th, 2017 by Aoife Glass

This activity is one of our BRAND NEW activities all about mapping, exploring and helping your local environment. It’s part of our new My Local Area activities.

Screen Shot 2017-10-11 at 12.49.53Each term this year, we’ll have a different activity focus …

Explorer Robert Swan inspires & empowers the next generation

Posted on October 5th, 2017 by Aoife Glass

Roots & Shoots Ambassador Robert Swan is a remarkable person and an inspirational speaker.

As the first person to walk to both the North and South Poles, completely unassisted, he’s seen first hand the impact climate change is having on our planet, in even the coldest regions of our world. He also …

Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots Peace Day Parade at Chowbent Primary School – September 2017

Posted on September 21st, 2017 by Chief Agent Marcheva

UK– Following the lead of their hero—renowned primatologist Jane Goodall, Ph.D., DBE—Students from Chowbent Primary School, hosted the 2017 UN International Day of Peace Parade on their school grounds, on Tuesday 19th September. Students from reception to Year 6 took part.

Dr. Goodall established Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots Day of Peace …

Dr Jane Goodall – Special interview: Roots & Shoots 2017

Posted on August 16th, 2017 by Chief Agent Marcheva

“I hate hearing that ‘We’ve borrowed the Earth from our children’; I hate it because it’s a lie. We’ve not ‘borrowed’, we have been stealing, and we’ve made so many mistakes and it’s not the young peoples’ job to put it right. We have to work with them to fix …

Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots Youth Leadership Gathering 2017, Windsor Castle, Reflections by Kate Melville-Rea, Roots & Shoots UAE representative

Posted on August 10th, 2017 by Chief Agent Marcheva

I received the privilege to stay at Windsor Castle for a week, and meet with Roots & Shoots leaders from across the world.

The week taught me three important practices that I hope to use as I tackle new projects and disputes in the future. These are: the importance of collaboration …

Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots Youth Leadership Gathering 2017, Windsor Castle, Reflections by Matilda Gratton, Roots & Shoots UK representative

Posted on August 10th, 2017 by Chief Agent Marcheva

Being at Windsor for a week has been truly inspiring and has given me so much hope. Hearing everyone’s stories and empathizing with their background, as well as realising the similarity in the struggles we all face was a highlight for me. Staying in the castle reminded me throughout how …

Most Outstanding Group Winner Dulwich Prep London visits RSPCA’s Mallydams Educational Centre

Posted on July 13th, 2017 by Chief Agent Marcheva

On Thursday, 8th June, 25 boys from the ‘Dulwich Prep Eco Warriors Club’ from Years 1 to 5 went to visit the RSPCA’s Mallydams Woods Education Centre in Hastings. This was our school’s main prize for winning the ‘Most Outstanding Group Award’ at Dr Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots Annual …

Featured activity: Roots & Shoots twinning resources

Posted on July 6th, 2017 by Aoife Glass

Our featured activity this week is our BRAND NEW twinning programme!

Roots & Shoots is an international organisation, and we want to give groups in the UK the chance to twin with Roots & Shoots groups in Abu Dhabi.

There are loads of benefits …

Eco-Schools & Food for Life Celebration At City Hall, Leicester

Posted on July 5th, 2017 by Chief Agent Marcheva

On June 28th 2017, Eco-Schools and Food for Life celebrated the hard work of schools in Leicester at a joint Celebration in City Hall. They welcomed 15 schools along with over 30 guest judges including 6 City Councillors and representatives from many local and national environmental organisations. The event was …

Featured Activity – The Forest Environment

Posted on June 25th, 2017 by Aoife Glass

This activity is one of our Forest Activities and is a bite-sized activity about how forests have changed over time.

Forests with towering trees and abundant wildlife are a familiar idea, but many forests have changed and are changing over time, due …

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