In 2020, we celebrated 60 years since Dr Jane Goodall first set foot at the Gombe Streams National Park to begin her ground-breaking research into the chimpanzees there. Her work, and the work of the hundreds of conservationists over the decades since, has changed the way we understand and value these amazing animals and the environment they live in.
Gombe 60 was a huge celebration all around the world, with Roots & Shoots groups and individuals everywhere inspired and inspiring others to make the changes that will make this planet better for the people, plants and animals that call it home.
Along with all the amazing projects, celebrations and activities, here in the UK we launched a creative competition – we asked you to write a story or colour/ do a drawing. And as always you delivered!
We received beautiful drawings and lovely stories….
And here are our winners:
1st Place – Allie, P1 – Westhill Primary School
2nd Place – Andrea Radu – Eastbury Community School
3rd Place – Taylor Russell – Goat Lees Primary School
1st Place – Savvas Pittalis – Eastbury Community School. You can read his story here
2nd Place – Ammar Mirza – Eastbury Community School. You can read his story here
3 Place – Phoebe Anthony – Accrington St Christopher’s Church of England High School. You can read her story here
We would like to thank each and every student for entering.
As our ED Tara Golshan said: “Gombe 60 was a very important milestone for us at JGI. Thank you to all those that entered the competition. The entries were really inspiring and it was tough to pick the winners. Congratulations to all those who took part.”
Here are the other entries that did a fantastic job!