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

    No Waste November

    Think of all those coffee cups, plastic straws, washing up bottles, packaging around fruit and vegetables, old clothes and unused cosmetics we throw away every day. Think of all of the energy and resources that went into making them, and the amount of waste they generate in landfill.

    If everyone reduced the amount they used and wasted, think about how much of a difference that would make! Think of all the pollution-causing energy that wouldn’t need to be used to …

  • Around the World

    Updates from Roots & Shoots activities around the world

    No Waste November

    Think of all those coffee cups, plastic straws, washing up bottles, packaging around fruit and vegetables, old clothes and unused cosmetics we throw away every day. Think of all of the energy and resources that went into making them, and the amount of waste they generate in landfill.

    If everyone reduced the amount they used and wasted, think about how much of a difference that would make! Think of all the pollution-causing energy that wouldn’t need to be used to …

  • Mission Update

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

    Damers First School – Plastic Free Dorchester. Letters to Schools and Businesses

    Damers Eco Ambassadors are leading a campaign for Dorchester to achieve Surfers Against Sewage Plastic Free Community Status. They have the support of Dorchester Town Council, Dorchester BID, Litter Free Dorset and Sir Oliver Letwin MP. The children wrote letters to all the Headteachers of schools in Dorchester asking them to sign up to Surfers Against Sewage Plastic Free School Status. They also wrote letters to all the businesses in Dorchester asking them to give up three single use plastics or find three alternatives instead. The children will be doing …

  • News from HQ

    All the latest from Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots

    No Waste November

    Think of all those coffee cups, plastic straws, washing up bottles, packaging around fruit and vegetables, old clothes and unused cosmetics we throw away every day. Think of all of the energy and resources that went into making them, and the amount of waste they generate in landfill.

    If everyone reduced the amount they used and wasted, think about how much of a difference that would make! Think of all the pollution-causing energy that wouldn’t need to be used to …

  • 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

    Roots & Shoots UAE has been nominated for the Pride of Abu Dhabi Awards! Please vote for us!

    We are honoured and delighted to have been nominated for the Special Recognition category of the Pride of Abu Dhabi Awards!

    The only real people’s choice award, The Pride of Abu Dhabi Awards is the community awards that celebrates the people and companies that make the city great.

    Created by the people behind Abu Dhabi World magazine, the capital’s favourite weekly magazine, the awards will pay tribute to those who work across various fields from education and events to charity and hospitality.

    For over ten years, Abu Dhabi World has been sharing news, reviews, interviews and features with our …

  • Around the World

    Updates from Roots & Shoots activities around the world

  • Mission Update

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

    JAPS Roots & Shoots charity News

    At James Allen’s Prep school, we are always so proud of our girls when they take their own initiatives to help others.

    Two of our girls, Freya Turner-Webster and Ella Brooks, organised and  held a sale over half term to raise money for Shelter (the charity to help homeless people). They sold brownies and cupcakes which they had made, books and toys they had outgrown, and some crafts they had also made ; they raised £80!  Very well done  – great work!

  • News from HQ

    All the latest from Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots

    Roots & Shoots UAE has been nominated for the Pride of Abu Dhabi Awards! Please vote for us!

    We are honoured and delighted to have been nominated for the Special Recognition category of the Pride of Abu Dhabi Awards!

    The only real people’s choice award, The Pride of Abu Dhabi Awards is the community awards that celebrates the people and companies that make the city great.

    Created by the people behind Abu Dhabi World magazine, the capital’s favourite weekly magazine, the awards will pay tribute to those who work across various fields from education and events to charity and hospitality.

    For over ten years, Abu Dhabi World has been sharing news, reviews, interviews and features with our …

  • 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

    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

  • Mission Update

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

    Damers First School – The Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy

    Sir Oliver Letwin MP came to Damers First School to present and help the children plant three tree saplings as part of the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy. The children planted a rowan, a hazel and a silver birch.  The Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy (QCC) is creating a network of forest conservation initiatives across all 53 Commonwealth countries to mark Her Majesty’s lifetime’s service to the Commonwealth.

  • 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
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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