Welcome to Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots

the education programme for young people. Roots & Shoots encourages children to implement practical positive change for people, animals and the environment by providing teachers with free resources and activities. Find out more about Roots & Shoots and share your school’s story to win a Roots & Shoots Award.

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  • Fresh from the Blog

    Stories that we think you'll find interesting and inspiring

    Win a Family holiday in Borneo

    We are delighted to share a wonderful opportunity with you.

    Our partners at National Geographic Kids Magazine are encouraging you to get creative and win some amazing prizes!

    Ready to win a trip of a lifetime?

    Well, if you love taking photos, this is the competition for you!

    It’s time to get snappy…

    The categories: Animals; Scenery and People

    You can enter as many categories as …

  • Around the World

    Updates from Roots & Shoots activities around the world

    Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots UAE Newsletter Summer 2018

    Dear Roots & Shoots Members,

    Summer is here at last.

    And I am so proud of the amazing work that you continue to produce and the difference that you continue to make.

    Our annual awards this year was a spectacular display of creativity, innovation and resourcefulness. All our students and teachers within the Roots & Shoots family did us proud. The projects described in this newsletter are all testament to your hard work and dedication.

    I hope that you enjoy reading about them as much as we did.

    In …

  • Mission Update

    News from our members. Every story is eligible for an award!

    Damers First School – National Young Enterprise Fiver Challenge Champions!

    Damers Eco Enforcers have won the National Young Enterprise Fiver Challenge Competition for their Waxtastic No Plastic product (an alternative to cling film). They won Best Group as well as Most Profitable Product. This is the second year in a row that the children have won both awards and the third year they have won Best Group. The children will be going to an awards day at the end of September in London.
    The children have raised £910 so far with the money going towards a nature area …

  • News from HQ

    All the latest from Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots

    Win a Family holiday in Borneo

    We are delighted to share a wonderful opportunity with you.

    Our partners at National Geographic Kids Magazine are encouraging you to get creative and win some amazing prizes!

    Ready to win a trip of a lifetime?

    Well, if you love taking photos, this is the competition for you!

    It’s time to get snappy…

    The categories: Animals; Scenery and People

    You can enter as many categories as …

  • Featured Activity

    Looking for ideas for the classroom? Try our featured activity!

    Local Safari

    This activity will help students understand some of the obvious and lesser-known creatures which live in their local area, and gain insight as to how these animals provide food for one another. This could encompass a simple forage around the school grounds, or could be expanded to a half-day visit to the beach, forest or park. Don’t be put off if you’re city-based – you’ll find just as much biodiversity, often more, if you look hard enough!

    Keith Edkins [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
  • Featured School

    Looking at the work of one of our member schools in detail

    St Christopher’s High School, Accrington

    Every term we like to highlight the work of one particular school. We hope that you can feel inspired by their work and feel encouraged to share your own work with us – you never know, you may become the school of the term yourself next time around!

    This term we would like to highlight the work of St Christopher’s High School, Accrington, our gold award winners from 2013. St Christopher’s are a very active school when it comes to green issues. Back in May 2013, they hosted the Lancashire Children’s …

  • Featured Campaign

    Simple ways that you can help people, animals and the environment

    Recycle Your Phone, Build a School!

    Help us to help the children of the Democratic Republic of Congo by recycling your old mobile phone to raise money to build schools. Prizes to be won!

    Graphic: List of things needed to open a school in Africa
  • Fresh from the Blog

    Stories that we think you'll find interesting and inspiring

    Fascinating foxgloves

    If you’ve been out wandering in the woods or countryside, the chances are you’ve spotted the tall, colourful foxglove which is in bloom in the warm months of June and July.

    These flowers aren’t just beautiful to look at, they’re also a source of food for many species and the original source of some of the life-saving medicines we have today.

    But they also have a dark side: every part of the plant is deadly toxic, so while they are very attractive, don’t eat, pick or touch them!

  • Around the World

    Updates from Roots & Shoots activities around the world

  • Mission Update

    News from our members. Every story is eligible for an award!

    Damers First School – Ridan Food Waste Composter

    An Auction of Promises at Damers First School  was held in May to raise money for a Ridan Food Waste Composter which managed to raise the full amount needed.

    The Ridan is a fantastic way of educating children in composting and recycling. Any food waste can be placed in the Ridan which is a big container which sits on a stand above the ground and it takes 2 – 3 months for it to mature so it can be used on the garden. It is …

  • News from HQ

    All the latest from Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots

    Antarctica: a beautiful landscape now threatened by our lifestyle by Mariam Al Qassimi, Roots & Shoots UAE

    We had just crossed the Antarctic Circle, 66.33’ South. The mist ahead revealed a faint outline. Our eyes, searching for a horizon in the fog, started to decipher the planes of the vast Iceland that lay ahead of us…

    In October 2017, I met Roots & Shoots ambassador Robert Swan, who told us of his expeditions as the first person to ever walk on both of the Earth’s Poles. Four months later, we joined him on the adventure of a lifetime. I could write about the seals, penguins, albatross and whales, …

  • Featured Activity

    Looking for ideas for the classroom? Try our featured activity!

    Local Safari

    This activity will help students understand some of the obvious and lesser-known creatures which live in their local area, and gain insight as to how these animals provide food for one another. This could encompass a simple forage around the school grounds, or could be expanded to a half-day visit to the beach, forest or park. Don’t be put off if you’re city-based – you’ll find just as much biodiversity, often more, if you look hard enough!

    Keith Edkins [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
  • Featured School

    Looking at the work of one of our member schools in detail

    St Christopher’s High School, Accrington

    Every term we like to highlight the work of one particular school. We hope that you can feel inspired by their work and feel encouraged to share your own work with us – you never know, you may become the school of the term yourself next time around!

    This term we would like to highlight the work of St Christopher’s High School, Accrington, our gold award winners from 2013. St Christopher’s are a very active school when it comes to green issues. Back in May 2013, they hosted the Lancashire Children’s …

  • Featured Campaign

    Simple ways that you can help people, animals and the environment

    Recycle Your Phone, Build a School!

    Help us to help the children of the Democratic Republic of Congo by recycling your old mobile phone to raise money to build schools. Prizes to be won!

    Graphic: List of things needed to open a school in Africa
  • Fresh from the Blog

    Stories that we think you'll find interesting and inspiring

    Stag Beetle-ing about

    Around May to August is when the Stag Beetles come out.

    The UK’s largest species of beetle, they are rare to the point of being endangered with very few left in most parts of the UK. In other countries in Europe, they’ve become extinct in the wild.

    You can’t miss a Stag Beetle. If you’ve not been lucky enough to see one, they’re about 3cm to 7.5cm long, have a beautiful shiny brown shell or carapace, and the males have dramatic horns or antlers.

    Over the summer months, they can be found flying around …

  • Around the World

    Updates from Roots & Shoots activities around the world

  • Mission Update

    News from our members. Every story is eligible for an award!

    Nursery Workshop – Week 4: Chimpanzees and Pangolins

    As it’s the first World Chimpanzee Day this Saturday, Monday’s workshop celebrated and focused on our closest living relatives and why they’re endangered, and in keeping with the African animals theme, we also looked at Pangolins, for they are such interesting creatures, but quite unknown, so much so that they might even go extinct before we’ve had a chance to understand, and therefore help them.
    Watching their little faces light up in amazement, I explained to the children that Chimpanzees are our cousins and that we – humans – are actually part of …

  • News from HQ

    All the latest from Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots

    Rachel doesus proud at the London Marathon!

    Rachel Lynn, a teacher from James Allen’s Girls School took on the brave challenge of running for Roots & Shoots at the London Marathon this year. And did she run! Flying over the finish line while raising nearly £3,000 for Roots & Shoots!

    Rachel said: “I found out last year that I had a place to run the London Marathon in 2018, in aid of the Jane Goodall Institute, for Roots & Shoots. I have been a keen runner for some years now …

  • Featured Activity

    Looking for ideas for the classroom? Try our featured activity!

    Local Safari

    This activity will help students understand some of the obvious and lesser-known creatures which live in their local area, and gain insight as to how these animals provide food for one another. This could encompass a simple forage around the school grounds, or could be expanded to a half-day visit to the beach, forest or park. Don’t be put off if you’re city-based – you’ll find just as much biodiversity, often more, if you look hard enough!

    Keith Edkins [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
  • Featured School

    Looking at the work of one of our member schools in detail

    St Christopher’s High School, Accrington

    Every term we like to highlight the work of one particular school. We hope that you can feel inspired by their work and feel encouraged to share your own work with us – you never know, you may become the school of the term yourself next time around!

    This term we would like to highlight the work of St Christopher’s High School, Accrington, our gold award winners from 2013. St Christopher’s are a very active school when it comes to green issues. Back in May 2013, they hosted the Lancashire Children’s …

  • Featured Campaign

    Simple ways that you can help people, animals and the environment

    Recycle Your Phone, Build a School!

    Help us to help the children of the Democratic Republic of Congo by recycling your old mobile phone to raise money to build schools. Prizes to be won!

    Graphic: List of things needed to open a school in Africa
Colin Firth

Supported by Colin Firth

Colin Firth is one of our nation’s national treasures. He has supported Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots programme for the last seven years and we are privileged to have him as our ambassador. He is a strong advocate for environmental matters and sustainable practice which he employs in all aspects of his life and work.

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