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

    Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots International Peace Day 2018 – hosted by the town of Andover

    Every year on September 21st, Roots & Shoots groups from around the world gather together to celebrate Roots & Shoots Peace Day and honour the UN International Day of Peace. Dr. Jane has been a UN Messenger of Peace since 2002 and she inspires us all to live in harmony with nature and each other. Each Roots & Shoots project is a step towards a future in which humans can live in peace in an environmentally sustainable way—a step towards achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals. This year’s …

  • 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 – School Garden of the Year Competition

    It was announced  on the Cultivation Street Website this morning and in the Sunday Mirror that we have come 2nd in the School Garden of the Year Competition!!!! We have won £1500 and 100 Calliope geraniums. A fantastic achievement by the whole school and the wider community! https://cultivationstreet.com/school-winners-2018/ Mirror Article attached. 

    The Judging Panel included celebrity gardener David Domoney, Lady Salisbury,  Simon Sadinsky, the Deputy Executive Director for Education at The Prince’s Foundation.Steve Dowbiggin, longest serving further educational principle and Market Gardner, Jeryl Stone, Chair of …

  • News from HQ

    All the latest from Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots

    Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots International Peace Day 2018 – hosted by the town of Andover

    Every year on September 21st, Roots & Shoots groups from around the world gather together to celebrate Roots & Shoots Peace Day and honour the UN International Day of Peace. Dr. Jane has been a UN Messenger of Peace since 2002 and she inspires us all to live in harmony with nature and each other. Each Roots & Shoots project is a step towards a future in which humans can live in peace in an environmentally sustainable way—a step towards achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals. This year’s …

  • 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

    The racing ship charting ocean microplastic

    With awareness of plastic in our oceans rising, more and more people are working to discover exactly how much is polluting our seas and where it’s located. One unusual but brilliant way to do this AND raise awareness of the problem is the racing yacht Turn the Tide on Plastic which took place in the Volvo Ocean Race.
    The Volvo Ocean Race
    This event is one of the most challenging adventure races in the world: a round-the-world yacht race which takes place every 3 years, and sees sailing yachts compete for the …

  • 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 – Green Clean with Campaign to Protect Rural England

    Meadow 3 took part in a Green Clean with Campaign to Protect Rural England and Litter Free Dorset. CPRE brought their Reverse Vending Machine with them. They challenged the children to find as many plastic bottles and cans that they could in 1 hour. For everyone they found they raised 10p for the schools campaign to help Dorchester achieve Plastic Community Status. We teamed up with the Thomas Hardye School and some Year 10 students. We walked from Damers School to The Thomas Hardye School litter picking. We found 156 …

  • News from HQ

    All the latest from Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots

    Damers First School – Selling Waxtastic over the Summer Holidays

    Damers Eco Enforcers sold their Double Award Winning Young Enterprise Product Waxtastic No Plastic (an alternative to cling film) at the Dorset Food and Arts Festival and the Dorset County Show over two days during the summer holidays. They also sold their product at a Town Council Plastic Free Lunch Box Event. The children raised a staggering  £2240 over the Summer holidays bringing their grand total to an extraordinary  £3284. All the money is going towards a nature area with pond for the school grounds which has been design by the children …

  • 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

    Eco-friendly back to school ideas

    It’s nearly time to head back to school, and there’s lots to be excited about! New projects, new opportunities to make a difference, more chances to learn about our wonderful world! It’s also a good time for a fresh start, and it’s possible to make even going back to school an opportunity to help the environment! Here are some ways how…
    Ditch the clingfilm and sandwich bags..
    The Eco Snack Wrap can be used for sandwiches and other snacks https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/seasonal-calendar/all

    …and the tin foil …

  • Around the World

    Updates from Roots & Shoots activities around the world

  • Mission Update

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

    Marnie raises money for Four Paws!

    Marnie from James Allen’s Prep School organised a table top sale to raise money for Four Paws!

    Congratulations to Marnie, who with the support of her friends and family, raised over £200!

  • News from HQ

    All the latest from Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots

    Joshua Railer and his love for nature and animals!

    My name is Joshua Railer and I am 12 years old. Since I was a toddler I have always been interested in nature and wildlife of all shapes and sizes.

    I first became truly interested in wildlife after watching Sir David Attenborough, I was inspired by his documentaries and started to draw pictures of wild animals using my oil pastels. When I get older I would like to work with endangered animals, helping to care and protect them.

    I have met Steve Backshall before and his talk at one of my local theatres …

  • 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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