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Roots & Shoots 30

Roots & Shoots was founded by Dr Jane Goodall in 1991, so in 2021 we’re celebrating our 30th birthday! We invite you to help us celebrate by looking back at how the world has changed for the better since 1991 and predicting what 2051 will bring.

In this activity you and your students will:

  • Research good news stories from the last 30 years.
  • Make a newspaper with some of the good news stories.
  • Make predictions about good news stories that will happen between now and 2051.
  • Make a short video in the style of a news programme featuring your favourite predictions.


Students will learn about scientific breakthroughs, environmental wins and improvements in living conditions that have happened relatively recently, fostering a sense of hope that good things can and are being achieved despite what they may see promoted around them in newspapers and on TV.

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