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Mission Updates

Recent updates on current Roots & Shoots missions

Plastic Free Dorchester Picnic Celebration – Damers First School

The Plastic Free Picnic took place in Borough Gardens, Dorchester to celebrate the town achieving SAS Plastic Free Community Status. It has been a campaign lead by Damers First School children with support from Dorchester Town Council, Litter Free Dorset, local businesses and community groups. On the day there were a whole host of stalls […]

Damers First School – New Nature Area

Damers First School had a brand new nature area with pond constructed in the school grounds. The money was raised by the children who designed, produced and sold their award winning Waxtastic No Plastic (an alternative to cling film). Some of the funds also came from the awards the school have won through the children’s […]

If we die, we’re taking you with us (The Bees)

To mark World Bee Day, Year 7 Rookwood House at St Mary’s School Ascot prepared a memorable assembly. The whole school was in attendance and pupils and staff were given some thought-provoking material. This year, World Bee Day highlighted that one-third of the UK’s bee population has disappeared over the past decade and 24% of […]

Recycling is fun

At our school we joined The Big Battery Hunt competition to educate our children about why we should all recycle batteries. Well, they all joined in the fight. At the end of the competition they had recycled 45,050 old batteries and educated their parents. We recycle everything at our school and we were the first […]

Palm Oil – Mad Hatters

4th June 2019 Palm oil and the detrimental effects palm oil plantations are having on forests around the world including Indonesia, Malaysia, South America and Africa, but most importantly; how these plantations are impacting climate change, along with the animals that live in those forests, is quite a hefty subject and one that’s very complicated. […]

Busy Bees

Bees were a big deal in Mad Hatters Nursery the week commencing 20th May, World Bee Day. The children had been making finger puppets, honeycomb biscuits and planting bee friendly herbs and flowers in the garden before I’d arrived that week. They’d also taken part in a children’s bee and bug yoga class, so naturally […]

St Mary’s School Ascot Up-cycling Project

Members of the Eco Committee at St Mary’s School Ascot constantly discuss ways in which students might reduce the use of plastic in their daily life at school. Over the last year all plastic cups in the student refectory have been replaced by water glasses and polystyrene lunch boxes have been replaced by reusable Tupperware […]