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Mission Updates

Recent updates on current Roots & Shoots missions

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 […]

Damers First School Mural for Weymouth Sea Life Adventure Park

Damers First School were the winners of Bella Ceramics Summer Giveaway Competition this year with a recorded number of votes. This years theme was plastic pollution. Children at the school were given the chance to make two large wall art installations with Bella Ceramics. The children designed, sketched onto ceramic tiles and then painted with glazes. […]

“If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need” (Marcus Tullius Cicero)

At St Mary’s School Ascot, pupils and staff appreciate their location away from a city with plenty of green space so that it is relatively easy to run a school garden on the premises. Luckily, among staff members, there are those with enthusiasm and horticultural knowledge to educate and motivate pupils of all age groups. […]

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 […]