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 – Water Week

    The whole school took part in a Water Week to raise awareness of how important water is and how some countries are not so fortunate as us. Water Aid came into school to work with Year 3 and 4. The children took part in workshops that educated the children about all the fantastic work Water Aid does in getting clean water to the people that need it. They hope by 2030 that everyone will have fresh clean water across the world. Wessex Water also came in to work with all …

  • 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

    STUDENT’S CONFERENCE “WE MADE IT TOGETHER” OF THE ROOTS & SHOOTS PROGRAM SLOVAKIA HAD ITS PREMIERE

    The Roots & Shoots education program has been existing in Slovakia for nearly two school years. This last school year 10 schools were involved in the program, within which the primary and secondary school students helped revive local communities across Slovakia. The students teams under the leadership of their teachers have been able to link their schools with local residents, local authorities, various institutions, businesses, and bring solutions to small but significant local problems, thanks to a clear vision and sustained effort.

    At the end this school year, the nationwide Students …

  • 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 – Making Bug Hotels

    All the children in Year 4 made a Roots and Shoots Pledge to encourage more minibeasts into our school grounds by designing and making bug hotels. They researched online and made a list of the materials that were needed as well as the cost. Each class made a display of their minibeast work that went up in the school corridor. 15 children were selected to represent the year group at The Thomas Hardye School where they made the bug hotels with the DT Department.

  • 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

    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!

    Founder’s Day 2018

    We would like to thank the Parents’ Association for all their help in making our Founder’s Day such a success. Huge thanks to everyone for all their hard work and support, and for arranging the amazing weather!

    Founder’s Day was a fantastic whole school occasion and the girls all thoroughly enjoyed taking part in their events and performances. Our thanks to the Parents’ Association, staff and girls for running the various stalls and to everyone who came along to share the afternoon and to make it …

  • 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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