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Mission Updates

Recent updates on current Roots & Shoots missions

Clothes for the Cold

Aberdour Primary School – Clothes For The Cold Charity   Hello, We are the P7’s at Aberdour Primary School. Last year we learnt about fast-fashion and wanted to stop it in its tracks. We decided that we could combine this with helping tackle poverty in our local area, so we thought we could create a […]

Let’s investigate!

We have introduced our new children to the joy of Forest School! Outdoor play has huge advantages for very young children and given the challenges we are facing, is a far safer environment to. The children are straight away encouraged to observe thier environment and care for the wildlife and insects that live within it. […]

Protecting our green spaces

Whilst we are locked in, giving nature some breathing space we have the amazing opportunity to reflect: With this pandemic you can imagine we haven’t had many school visits, on our last school visit we had the pleasure, and I mean pleasure, of talking to kids to about how we can encourage nature in their […]

Emily is Awarded the Diana Award

This past February, just before Corona virus became a pandemic, 18 students who are part of our Romanian Children’s Relief Club and our Upper School Roots & Shoots Club, travelled with our school’s annual service trip to Romania. Many of the students, aged between 14 and 18, returned for their second, third and fourth journey. […]

In the allotment

We have been growing lots of produce in our allotment. Before lockdown we planted our potatoes and cauliflowers, peas and sunflower seeds. Since we have returned, we have been avidly watering and weeding! Our wild flower seeds we planted have bloomed now and we have seen the bees and butterflies landing on them. We have […]

Back to Forest School!

Some of our older children have returned to pre school in two separate bubbles. When they were in lockdown, I provided them with updates on our Facebook accounts so they could observe the changes, such as our froglets that they had watched from tadpoles, being released back into the pond. We have been lucky enough […]

No Waste November

We wanted to participate in this great event but instead of taking a pledge we focused on showing the children several ways they can reduce the amount of waste they produce, in the hope that the families would be able to stick to some of the practices. Below are a few examples: No waste shops. […]

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, […]