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Mission Updates

Recent updates on current Roots & Shoots missions

Our Bug Hotel

A couple of years ago we sowed wildflower seeds to help pollinators around our garden. See the Mission Update here. This year we set out to create a home for these insects. Most of the European pollinator species are solitary bees. These harmless insects are crucial for pollinating domestic and wild crops but unlike honey bees […]

World Toilet Day 2019

Following our ‘tradition’ we celebrated World Toilet Day in 2019 again. We provided the children with ingredients for our all so famous ‘poo cakes’ and this year we haven’t forgotten the sugar. This way this year children – that could stomach it – could actually eat their poo cakes. The ingredients were cocoa powder, sugar, […]

Renewable Energy with Liphook Infant School

Explaining the science behind climate change and how it adversely effects our beautiful planet to six and seven-year-old children is not so easy but, the kids at Liphook Infant School were engaged and received the information willingly, which was then translated very well through their art. Considering that the Arctic is warming two to three […]

Earth Day Celebration – Damers First School

Earth Day is celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year. There will be an event near the Duchy Farmhouse on Saturday 25th April, 11am – 4pm. The is being organsied by the Plastic Free Dorchester committee and Damers First School. People can learn how to reduce the effects of climate change at a range of stalls, Q&A sessions, food stalls. […]

Recycling – Damers First School

Damers First School have raised £200 from recycling printing cartridges so far this year. Please keep bringing in your toners and printing cartridges to school. They can also be dropped off at Poundbury Waitrose and the Buttermarket Post Office. Our recycling centre has become so big across our local community that we have WI volunteers to […]

Dorset Climate Change Panel Damers First School

Ideas on how to tackle climate change and the threat to the county’s ecology were outlined at a Dorset Council inquiry event in Dorchester. Five members of Damers Eco Crew represented the school. They presented their ideas which included more electric buses, hiring electric bikes and scooters, closing towns once a month to traffic, having more […]

Ysgol Clywedog – Tyfu Project

Since its conception in September 2019, the Tyfu Project run by the newly formed School Eco-Action Taskforce has gone from strength to strength. The initial aim of the project was to take over a disused boggy sports field and turn it into a haven of biodiversity and outdoor learning. The pupils (aged 11-16) meet every […]

Conservation at Liphook Infant School

Running after school clubs with slightly older children is quite a different scenario to working with pre-school toddlers, who are capable of understanding general ideas, whereas the kids in my new club at Liphook Infant School are eager to learn exactly why things happen. There is a special area in the school’s reception dedicated to […]