Recent updates on current Roots & Shoots missions

National Nest Box Week

Posted on February 13th, 2019 by Agent Littlejohns

In preparation for National Nest Box Week starting tomorrow, aka Valentine’s Day, until 21st February, I focused last weeks’ workshop on British Bird Conservation. One in four birds in the UK are now on the Red List of Conservation Concern and some of these; puffins, turtle doves, pochards and …

Recycling Discovery Centre visit

Posted on February 11th, 2019 by Agent Csatádi

The average household in the UK produces more than a shocking tonne of waste every year. Put together, this comes to a total of 25 million tonnes per year (data from 2014)*, equivalent to the weight of three million double-decker buses, a queue of which would go around the world two. Four fifth of …

Coral Reef Conservation

Posted on February 9th, 2019 by Agent Littlejohns

The ocean is the largest ecosystem on earth and as such, it’s effectively earth’s life support system. It absorbs carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and reduces the impact of climate change, so the diversity and productivity of our oceans is crucial for human survival. But as we know, they’re in need …

Dolphins & Seahorses

Posted on February 5th, 2019 by Agent Littlejohns

With a new year comes excitement as to what it may bring and what we could do to better ourselves, and our surrounding environment, where possible. I was looking forward to my first workshop in 2019 and was very thankful to have been greeted by such a lovely group …

Queen Elizabeth II High School fundraising and helping the community

Posted on February 5th, 2019 by Agent Sleight

QEII High School have been busy finding wonderful, imaginative and exciting ways to raise money for their selected charities! 

Asthma UK – sponsored car wash/silence/bike ride, guess the name of the bear, how many sweets in a jar.  £200 raised

Manx Society for the Protection of Cruelty to Animals – Whole school …

Damers First School – Big Battery Hunt Competition

Posted on February 3rd, 2019 by Agent Moore

We are taking part in the Big Battery Hunt Competition. The school gas collected over 50,000 batteries so far in 3 weeks which is a phenomenal effort! The competition has helped children with their counting and times tables. We had a huge donation from Poundbury Waitrose. All the classes are …

Damers First School – Fish Tank

Posted on February 3rd, 2019 by Agent Moore

Meadow 3 are taking part in the Fish Keeper Fry Programme run by Maidenhead Aquatics The class Roots and Shoots pledge is to look after fish and become fish experts sharing their knowledge across the school and wider community. They realised their first fish into the tank last week. They will …


Posted on January 25th, 2019 by Agent Csatádi

4.5 billion people don’t have access to a safe toilet. 892 million people practise open defecation. 1.8 billion people use water that can be contaminated with faces. Us, living in developed countries are privileged in so many ways we don’t even think …

Making bird food

Posted on January 25th, 2019 by Agent Csatádi

Who doesn’t like watching wild birds in their garden?! As winter drew closer we wanted to help birds prepare for the months of lack of food. On a November Monday we bought some simple items such as:…


Posted on January 25th, 2019 by Agent Csatádi

For the last few decades there has been a pollinator crisis all around the world. Bees and other insects, crucial for pollinating crops grown for human consumption are disappearing alarmingly fast. The underlying reasons are complex but the two major …

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