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Mission Updates

Recent updates on current Roots & Shoots missions

Precious Water – St Mary’s School Ascot

Salt water makes up approximately 97% of Earth’s water which leaves only about 3% freshwater available for plants and animals. In addition, two thirds of the freshwater is actually frozen solid in glaciers, snow and polar ice caps. Only surface water and groundwater can be used by living organisms and once it becomes polluted, it […]

Seeing the Wood for the Trees – St Mary’s School Ascot

As we studied trees we understood how important they are for wildlife and biodiversity. Now we care about trees more than ever. Year 7 at St Mary’s School Ascot used the Roots & Shoots activity ‘A World without trees’ as an inspiration to research and learn about issues such as the change of forests over […]

Growing Fungi

On 16th May the children and I began growing fungi. I know; it sounds a bit ‘out there’ but, fungi are one of the earth’s unsung heroes and can help solve many of the world’s problems, so together with Mad Hatters Nursery and courtesy of the www.growwilduk.com at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, the little ones […]

Westhill Primary Sustainability Week

Everyone had such a busy week last week for our Sustainability Week! We were learning about litter, renewable energy and upcycling all sorts of different things! On Monday some of the Global Goals Group talked to each class about The Big Battery Hunt. We can’t believe how many batteries we have managed to collect in […]

Damers First School – “The Beauty of Nature”, Open for Art Fortnight Exhibition

Damers First School children have produced phenomenal art work as part of Open for Art Fortnight. This work has been inspired by Prince Charles’s book Harmony: A New Way of Looking at Our World. The children worked with recycle sculpture artist  Peter Margerum to construct a natural life cycle with minibeasts, pollinators and flowers made […]