Small steps to make a positive difference!
This Autumn term, Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots has chosen to focus on a disease which is rarely thought of in the UK unless we are travelling abroad or when it is contracted by a celebrity and becomes a high profile news story as a result.
Malaria is an everyday issue for billions of people around the world. It is responsible for 900,000 deaths a year, 90% of which occur in Africa. In this activity, your students will learn about the disease, its consequences, and also about the mosquitoes that are responsible for its spread.
They will also take away an understanding of how we can combat the spread of the disease, and how small actions, such as the use of mosquito nets and the provision of anti-malarial drugs can make a dramatic difference to the lives of people living in high risk areas.
- Get the Waterworld Mission Briefing here
- Check out the “Malaria” activity here
- Get the Waterworld Teacher’s Notes here
Don’t Forget, Tell us About your activities!
Don’t forget to post a story on the website to keep us updated about your project and compare notes with other schools.
Autumn Term Awards
If you post an entry about your project before the end of Half Term on the 28th October, you will be eligible for a Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots Award Certificate and the opportunity to be invited to this year’s Roots & Shoots Awards Ceremony to meet Dr. Jane herself on December 1st!
Don’t worry if you don’t make this deadline though – anyone posting an update after this date will automatically be considered for next year’s event and receive an awards certificate.
Don’t forget to check our awards page for tips on what the judges are looking for and for details of our Photography and Individual Endeavour Awards.