Recent updates on current Roots & Shoots missions

Fruit Bats & Koala Bears

Posted on March 24th, 2019 by Agent Littlejohns

Australia had 75,000 speckled flying-foxes – or fruit bats as they’re also called – before the most recent heat wave in November 2018, where temperatures surpassed 42C in Cairns, wiping out one-third of the population. As the biggest bats in …

Damers First School – Signing up businesses to Plastic Free Dorchester

Posted on March 23rd, 2019 by Agent Moore

Some children from Damers First school spent their Saturday morning going around businesses in Dorchester to encourage them to remove three single use plastics from their business and support #Plasticfreedorchester The children had help and support from Mayor David Taylor and Town Councillor Janet Hewitt. They managed to sign up …

Damers First School – The dangers of balloons on our wildlife

Posted on March 23rd, 2019 by Agent Moore

Annabel and Vin from Don’t Inflate to Celebrate https://balloonsblow.org/ came to talk to the whole of year 3 about the dangers of balloons and how they can cause harm to the wildlife. They showed the children what happens when a balloon bursts and turns into what looks like a jellyfish. …

Jane Goodall Gives us Our Award

Posted on March 22nd, 2019 by Agent Littlejohns

I’m thrilled to share that last Thursday on 14th March we collected a very special trophy for winning Mad Hatters Nursery their first ever Award! This was from Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots education programme for young people. Roots & Shoots encourages …

Understanding plastic

Posted on March 19th, 2019 by Agent Rix

We were lucky to be lent an interesting item from our eco friend, Gill to understand the properties of plastic bags. One was a bio degradable bag, that fortunately is being used now to cover magazines, sent through the post. The other was a nasty plastic bag that previously contained one …

Growing our own

Posted on March 18th, 2019 by Agent Rix

We love having our own allotment. The children are so keen to help, and along with their parents, they attend regular allotment workshops. They show their parents our raised bed and areas for spring planting. I heard them using the correct gardening terms, such as chitting and it’s a trowel, …

Spring is coming

Posted on March 18th, 2019 by Agent Rix

I have been lucky enough to begin my Forest School training, and have learned so much to share with the children about how we can care for our amazing Forest School area. One of the best things is all about “hazard flags!”. The children have embraced these home made flags, …

Chimpanzees & African Wild Dog

Posted on March 13th, 2019 by Agent Littlejohns

7th March 2019
Stumbling across a story last month about how some chimpanzees in Belfast zoo managed to escape by using a tree branch as a ladder, reminded me of just how intelligent these beautiful …

Roots & Shoots – Shimna Integrated College Co Down Northern Ireland

Posted on March 9th, 2019 by Agent Caulfield

Shaman’ Roots & Shoots Group focus on connection to local landscape, learning about nature and our interconnectedness and how we can help our local community to appreciate, love and protect the wonderful eco systems we are lucky to be surrounded by:- including sea shore, coast, forest, woodland and mountains.

During late …

Kyra and Sophie from Hedgehog Friendly Town

Posted on March 9th, 2019 by Agent Payne

Rehabilatation centers

We each set up rehabiliation centres and between us have helped nearly 400 hedgehogs.

We have learnt how to analyse their poo and with Vets help work out the correct medications to give them along with the symptoms and …

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