Congratulations to our Roots & Shoots Awards winners

The Roots & Shoots Annual Awards were a roaring success!

The Awards took place in the beautiful tropical gardens of London’s Barbican Centre and our 13 selected winners (chosen out of 2000 schools) were joined by our special guest – the American Community School all the way from Abu Dhabi!

Roger Marks Photography

A huge thank you to the groups that joined us; Portway Junior School, Rookwood School, Andover Church of England Primary School, Harrow Way Community School, Appleshaw St Peter’s CofE Primary School, Hounsdown School, Accrington Spring Hill Community Primary School, Children’s Hospital School, Central Bedfordshire College, Damers First School, Somervale School, Chester Wild and Downton Church of England VA Primary School.

Roger Marks Photography

Dr Jane Goodall and other VIPs met each group whilst viewing the brilliant displays they had put together, showcasing the projects they’ve been working on over the past year.

We even had a reporter from The Week Junior along, so look out for a report in their upcoming edition!

Tara Golshan, the Executive Director for Education said: “I am always moved by the level of commitment of our young members and the quality of the projects that they deliver.  Despite all the obstacles facing our planet, in which there are many, R&S members embody resilience, commitment, creativity, resourcefulness and passion, when faced with these challenges. Demonstrated in the work that has been displayed today.”

The winners!

As ever, the competition was tough as there were so many amazing projects to pick from. Special congratulations to our Award Winners; thank you for your hard work, creativity, dedication and inspiration. Thank you for making a positive difference to people, animals and the environment.

Most Outstanding Individual

Chloe Bonner, the Most Outstanding Individual Award Winner, prize sponsored by Quest Overseas, photo credit Roger Marks Photography

Chloe Bonner, Accrington St Christopher’s Church of England High School

Most Outstanding Photograph

Ela McIvor, the Most Outstainding Photograph Award Winner, prize sponsorred by NG Kids Magazine, photo credit Roger Marks Photography

Ella McIvor, James Allen’s Prep School

Most Outstanding Group

Chlidren’s Hospital School, the Winner of teh Most Outstanding Group Award, sponsored by the RSPCA, photo credit Roger Marks Photography

Children’s  Hospital School, Leicester

Most Outstanding Group in touch with Nature

Harrow Way Community School, the Winner of the Most Outstanding Group in touch with Nature Award, sponsorred by KEW Gardens, photo credit Roger Marks Photography

Harrow Way Community School, Andover

Trashion Show 1st Prize

It’s really encouraging to see the pupils raise issues through their design; garments addressed the issues of unrecyclable waste such as plastic packing, water bottles, baby wipes, crisp packets and drink cups.

Roger Marks Photography

Recycling and the Media by Annabel Clegg: Putting recycling in the media, no questions asked! Inspired by pop art and celebrity conspiracies, this colourful, geometric item combines plastics, fabrics, and papers to create a sculptural, wearable art piece.

“The Trashion Show project has once again captivated the students’ imaginations. This was our 4th show for the Roots & Shoots Awards Ceremony and the pupils thoroughly enjoyed the experience.  21 students from Year 7 to Year 13 took part; giving up their lunchtimes to work on their up-cycled creations. It’s really encouraging to see the pupils raise issues through their design; garments addressed the issues of unrecyclable waste such as plastic packing, water bottles, baby wipes, crisp packets and drinks cups.”

Anne Morrison

Roger Marks Photography

Our AMAZING sponsors

We’d like to say a huge thank you to our amazing Awards Sponsors who make this all possible!

Proudly supporting the Roots & Shoots Ethical Fashion Show are main sponsors People TreeLush, Green Bay Supermarket and Bulldog.

Quest Overseas are sponsoring the prestigious Jane Goodall Award for Individual Endeavour.

And a huge thanks to National Geographic Kids who are sponsoring the Most Outstanding Photograph, thus encouraging the next generation of wildlife photographers and documentary film makers.

The RSPCA has kindly sponsored the Most Outstanding Group Award – thank you!

And a very warm welcome to Kew Gardens, who sponsored the Most Outstanding Group in Touch With Nature Award through its Grow Wild Programme.

Check out the Awards photo gallery!

All images were taken by the brilliant Roger Marks Photography. If you do use them, please credit him.


Posted on March 14th, 2018 by Aoife Glass

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