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Mission Updates

Recent updates on current Roots & Shoots missions

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 […]

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 […]

Damers First School Ceramic Murals

Year 3 and 4 children worked with Bella Ceramics and the Sea Life Centre in Weymouth to design and make two Ceramic Murals based on Plastic Pollution. The school was voted by members of the public as part of a competition. The murals have gone up in the Sea Life Centre Cafe in Weymouth.

Damers First School – Surfers Against Sewage Plastic Free Schools Champion

Damers First School was crowned Surfers Against Sewage Plastic Free Schools’ Champion in a glitzy awards ceremony at Bristol Museum and Art Gallery last week. The awards ceremony was hosted by BBC One Show Presenter, Chair of Judges and SAS trustee Lucy Siegle. The awards celebrated the work of young people, national organisations and individuals  in reducing single use plastic. Sir David Attenborough was […]

Damers First School – Eco Schools Primary Eco Schools Award 2019

Damers First School has been awarded Eco Schools Primary Eco School of the Year Award.  Eco–Schools is an international programme of the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) that aims to “empower students to be the change our sustainable world needs by engaging them in fun, action-orientated and socially responsible learning. Introduced in 1994 in response to the 1992 UN Rio Earth Summit, Eco–Schools is operated globally by the Foundation for Environmental […]

National Nature Book Award Winner Damers First School

This boy below from Damers First School came second in the National “Children’s Book Show Writing Competition. He wrote a book about nature called “The Sloth and the Moth” The story is about animals exploring the world and looking after their habitats.  The writing was judge by Neal Layton who has written inspirational picture book “The […]

Tree Conservation at Mad Hatter’s Nursery

The 30th November marked Tree Charter Day when the Woodland Trust called upon one million people across the UK to plant a tree, so I thought it would be a good time to teach the children about the importance of trees, along with winter birds (https://campaigns.woodlandtrust.org.uk/page/46713/data/1?locale=en-GB). Mrs Casey had helped the kids create bird feeders […]