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Mission Updates

Recent updates on current Roots & Shoots missions

Supporting the streets blog

St Christopher’s very own “Supporting The Streets” Young Enterprise company made their way to the North-West Finals, by being crowned as Lancashire Business of the Year. Beating tough competition from Lancashire schools, their innovative and sustainable idea to sell products to help the homeless proved a hit with the judging panel. The GCSE students (Amelia […]

Environmental Enterprise

Students in the Enterprise group at East Coast College have developed their project further by delivering fresh fruit and vegetables to students and staff and suggesting healthy vegetarian recipes to cook. This is good for the people of the college because it will make them healthier by increasing their intake of vitamins and minerals. The […]

Australian Bushfires – Hollycombe Primary

The children at Hollycombe Primary School began term in January 2020 thinking about the continued devastating effects of the Australian bushfires as they’re just so tragic. One billion animals species – mammals, birds and reptiles – have died since the wildfires began in September 2019, along with 28 people at last count and 2,000 homes, […]

Coral Reef Conservation – Hollycombe Primary

Did you know that half of the Great Barrier Reef has died since 2016 as a result of coral bleaching and ocean acidification (https://www.forbes.com/sites/trevornace/2018/04/19/half-of-the-great-barrier-reef-coral-has-died-since-2016/#4d8791c45f9f)? That’s pretty scary isn’t it. As such I thought it would be interesting for the children to look into this for an after school club. They loved seeing and learning about […]

Chimpanzee Conservation – Hollycombe Primary

In the middle of September last year, I began running an after school club at Hollycombe Primary, a beautiful country school where the children spend a lot of time outdoors and love to create. Thinking about where we – human beings – have come from, our conservation art workshops commenced by drawing our closest living relatives; […]

Kangaroos Hop – Australian Wildfires at Mad Hatter’s

By now, most people have heard about the devastating bushfires that have been destroying parts of Australia since September 2019 and considering that 500 million animals species – mammals, birds and reptiles – have already died, along with 25 people at the last count and 2,000 homes (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/50986293, I wanted to run a very gentle […]