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Newsletter – Spring 2009

Dear Roots & Shoots Members,

At the end of last year we had a huge uplift in the number of new schools joining Roots & Shoots.

We have grown from 74 to over 270 schools taking part in the programme – an amazing result in such a short period of time! This is very exciting and you can see our UK representation of schools on the map [see homepage].

This year our focus is going to be on involvement, that is supporting and visiting schools already taking part in the programme and encouraging them with their projects. It is one thing for schools to register with us but our mission is to encourage on-going projects and community involvement and eventually make Roots & Shoots a way of living for all our members.

The important thing to remember is that you don’t have to be some great politician or in a position of power to make a difference in the world. Charity begins at home! So start in your own house, with your household pets for example or being good to your neighbours. My own neighbours are involved in lots of local charitable work and help out in a home for sheltered animals and their
local Oxfam.

Our awards event is set for December 14th, which gives you plenty of time to plan and undertake projects. The event will take place at the headquarters of the Zoological Society of London in Regents Park.

we will try to visit as many schools as possible over time but if you particularly feel we need to visit your school then get in touch and tell us why!

We look forward to hearing from you.

Tara Golshan,
Executive Director

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