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Mission Updates

Recent updates on current Roots & Shoots missions

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 […]

Damers First School – New Nature Area

Damers First School had a brand new nature area with pond constructed in the school grounds. The money was raised by the children who designed, produced and sold their award winning Waxtastic No Plastic (an alternative to cling film). Some of the funds also came from the awards the school have won through the children’s […]

If we die, we’re taking you with us (The Bees)

To mark World Bee Day, Year 7 Rookwood House at St Mary’s School Ascot prepared a memorable assembly. The whole school was in attendance and pupils and staff were given some thought-provoking material. This year, World Bee Day highlighted that one-third of the UK’s bee population has disappeared over the past decade and 24% of […]