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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 ( Mrs Casey had helped the kids create bird feeders […]

We had own clothes day to celebrate #NationalTreePlantingDay on 30/11 & fundraise for the WoodlandTrust! #BigClimateFightback We’re also very lucky to have been donated two #rowantree & #cherrytree saplings by one of our parents. Excited to watch them grow over the coming years!Tree donation A huge “thank you!” to Blaise (Y3) and her mum who donated two […]

Fundraising for Redwings Horse Sanctuary

A group of Year 6 Roots & Shoots students at TASIS England American School, did chores for a week to raise money to sponsor 5 horses and 1 donkey at Redwings Horse Sanctuary. To earn money, each student kept a chore chart at home and recorded extra work done around the house to help out […]

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 […]


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, […]