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

    A special expedition to climb Mount Kilimanjaro

    In February 2019, our friends at The Explorer’s Passage and 2041 ClimateForce are holding a special expedition to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s Highest Peak!

    Their mission is to help with the environmental degradation in the area around Mount Kilimanjaro. A portion of the proceeds from this Expedition will go towards a large tree planting project near the mountain in conjunction with the Roots & Shoots chapter in Tanzania.

    For more information please visit the link below or contact Jeff Bonaldi from The Explorer’s Passage at jeff@explorerspassage.com

    Project Kilimanjaro Website: http://explorerspassage.com/mount-kilimanjaro/

  • Around the World

    Updates from Roots & Shoots activities around the world

    A special expedition to climb Mount Kilimanjaro

    In February 2019, our friends at The Explorer’s Passage and 2041 ClimateForce are holding a special expedition to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s Highest Peak!

    Their mission is to help with the environmental degradation in the area around Mount Kilimanjaro. A portion of the proceeds from this Expedition will go towards a large tree planting project near the mountain in conjunction with the Roots & Shoots chapter in Tanzania.

    For more information please visit the link below or contact Jeff Bonaldi from The Explorer’s Passage at jeff@explorerspassage.com

    Project Kilimanjaro Website: http://explorerspassage.com/mount-kilimanjaro/

  • Mission Update

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

    Damers First School – Fairy Penguin Nesting Boxes Project

    The children were rewarded back in the Summer by the Sealife Centre in Weymouth for their plastic campaign with their own personal tour. Jo Mullen, Aquarist, fairy penguin keeper and the Conservation Coordinator at Sea Life Weymouth came to  speak to the children in more detail about the fairy penguins that have joined the centre from Manly, Australia. As it it is coming into nesting season the Sea Life Centre asked the Men’s Shed in Dorchester to make some nesting boxes. The Sea Life Centre asked the children at Damers …

  • News from HQ

    All the latest from Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots

    A special expedition to climb Mount Kilimanjaro

    In February 2019, our friends at The Explorer’s Passage and 2041 ClimateForce are holding a special expedition to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s Highest Peak!

    Their mission is to help with the environmental degradation in the area around Mount Kilimanjaro. A portion of the proceeds from this Expedition will go towards a large tree planting project near the mountain in conjunction with the Roots & Shoots chapter in Tanzania.

    For more information please visit the link below or contact Jeff Bonaldi from The Explorer’s Passage at jeff@explorerspassage.com

    Project Kilimanjaro Website: http://explorerspassage.com/mount-kilimanjaro/

  • 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

    Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots International Peace Day – September 2018

    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. This year’s theme for the UN International Day of Peace was “The Right to Peace – The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 70 celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.”

    Andover Trees …

  • 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 – Recycling Award

    Two children represented Damers Eco Crew at the Ideas2Action Recycling Awards at Poole Civic Centre on Friday 28th September. The children spoke in front of over 100 people about the recycling work the school has achieved in the past year. This included setting up Refill Poundbury, recycling printing cartridges, writing instruments, biscuit/cracker wrappers and their national award winning Young Enterprise product, Waxtastic No Plastic, an alternative to cling film. The children got a standing ovation led by the Mayor of Poole. The children won the recycling award in the schools/college …

  • News from HQ

    All the latest from Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots

    Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots International Peace Day – September 2018

    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. This year’s theme for the UN International Day of Peace was “The Right to Peace – The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 70 celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.”

    Andover Trees …

  • 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

    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

  • 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
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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