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Mission Updates

Recent updates on current Roots & Shoots missions

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 […]

East Coast College

Staff and students have joined a working group to improve environmental sustainability at East Coast College.  We are writing a tutorial curriculum for delivery to all students and this will involve a series of short term projects chosen by students to improve the environment. We are looking to reduce our carbon emissions by working from home, […]

How to make a difference through Conservation Volunteering

  Pupils from St Mary’s School Ascot volunteered for conservation work on a Saturday morning in November. Groundwork South Trust Limited regularly calls upon conservation volunteers who are willing to create and improve green spaces for the community. No knowledge or prior experience of practical conservation work was needed, just a healthy portion of enthusiasm […]

NO WASTE HALLOWEEN

Halloween is getting increasingly popular in the UK and an estimated 10 million pumpkins are being grown for carving. Unfortunately half of these pumpkins end on landfills on the 1st November without their flesh cooked or at least being composted. This year we wanted the children to experience how pumpkins can be given back to […]

Allotment fun

We love getting our hands dirty so this autumn we decided to do it together. A group member has already rented an allotment and this is where we will grow produce together. We want the children to learn to love the soil, to see the magic of a plant growing out of a tiny seed, […]

Climate Change and Health – St Mary’s School Ascot hosts Professor Hugh Montgomery

Professor Montgomery with St Mary’s School Ascot Sixth Form Science Scholars and Members of the Eco-committee   St Mary’s School Ascot hosted a lecture by Professor Hugh Montgomery about health and climate change, which was attended by 400 students, comprising years 9 – 13 at St Mary’s School Ascot and also students from Charters School […]

Damers First School – Climate Change Event in London

Edd Moore represented Damers First School at a special Climate Change Event in London on 20th September organised by Delphis Eco (an ecological cleaning product we have used across the school for the last four years) CEO Mark Jankovich who was launching #Plasticspledge https://www.plasticfreepledge.com/ in Parliament Square with a giant turtle wrapped up in plastic. “There is more micro plastic in the sea than there are stars in […]