Recent updates on current Roots & Shoots missions

Dancing Against the Tide of Plastic

Posted on June 20th, 2018 by Agent Sleight

Dancing Against the Tide of Plastic

Posted on June 20th, 2018 by Agent Sleight

To help educate the school and local community about plastic waste the eco committee decided to do an awareness raising campaign. They came up with an idea of students performing a dance around the theme of plastic. Thirty – three students rose to the challenge and with help from dance …

Trash Plastic Day at Damers First School

Posted on May 31st, 2018 by Agent Moore

Trash Plastic Day took place on Friday 11th May. It was part of the school’s campaign to achieve Plastic Free Status. The whole school took part with many film clips being shown about what plastic can do to our wild life as well as the environment. Children came up with …

Damers First School – Trash Plastic on Poundbury

Posted on May 31st, 2018 by Agent Moore

Grayling One”s Roots and Shoots Pledge was to Trash Plastic on Poundbury. They designed posters giving people ideas about how they could become plastic free. Then they made a list of businesses on Poundbury they wanted to visit, visited them and talked  to the manger of each about how they could …

Damers First School – Letters asking for Fountains around Poundbury

Posted on May 31st, 2018 by Agent Moore

 

 

 

 

The children wrote a letter to Poundbury’s Estate Director, Mr Murphy, The Duchy of Cornwall asking for water fountains to be placed around Poundbury. Mr Murphy replied with postive news and said …

Damers First School – Roots & Shoots Pledges

Posted on May 31st, 2018 by Agent Moore

At the beginning of each half term each class makes a Roots & Shoots pledge to help people, animals or the environment. The pledges are written on bananas and placed on the Roots & Shoots display board for all to see. The class that makes the biggest impact wins Mr …

Roots & Shoots Antarctica With 2041 ClimateForce/The Explorer’s Passage

Posted on April 18th, 2018 by Agent Gediman

TASIS teacher, Wendy Gediman, is the Education Advisor for the 2041 ClimateForce foundation. This is run by Robert Swan, the first person in history to walk to both Poles.

She recently took part in her fourth expedition with Swan to Antarctica. The difference this time is that she took along a …

Damers First School – Letters to Cool Milk and Total Produce asking for Plastic free packaging

Posted on March 30th, 2018 by Agent Moore

The children wrote letters to Cool Milk and Total Produce who supply the school with milk and fruit asking for their packaging and straws to be plastic free. This is part of the children’s campaign to make the school plastic free. Cool Milk have offered to supply the school with …

EXCITING NEWS!

Posted on February 16th, 2018 by Agent Woest

It was 11 months ago that Natasha Woest designed and launched a website for the animal rescue in Mutare, Zimbabwe with an aim to educate, raise their profile and funds.  Together with the team on the ground, they created an online donation platform and linked the two.

We are so excited …

Damers First School – Prince Charles Visit

Posted on February 16th, 2018 by Agent Moore

In November 2017 Prince Charles came to our school to see all the inspiring sustainability work that we are doing as well as open our brand new school building.

He spoke to children in the kitchen garden about plastic pollution and the importance of Britain copying the Swedish plastic deposit scheme. …

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