Dear Roots & Shoots Members,
Happy New Year!
I have to admit that January and February are my least favourite calendar months – cold, dark and a bit miserable. But hope is here, Spring is on the way and given how quickly time passes will be here before we know it. To celebrate spring, this term Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots is encouraging schools to focus on projects which help benefit the environment, and in particular, will help minimise the impact of climate change over time. Read all about our recommended Spring term environment activities here.
And we have a lot to celebrate here at R&S – there are almost 700 groups taking part in our programme! What a great achievement and thank you to all those who have spread our message and engaged more schools and more importantly, those taking part.
I attended the JGI Global meeting towards the end of last year where representatives from our offices around the world come together to share ideas and updates on our various activities. I was thrilled to learn that R&S UK is one of the most successful countries of the institute’s programme – topped only by China, USA and Tanzania. Keep up the good work!
The awards event on December 14th was a roaring success and we now have secured a major new sponsor.
We will try to visit as many schools as possible over the coming school year but if you particularly feel we need to visit your school then please get in touch and tell us why!
We look forward to hearing from you,