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Mission Updates

Recent updates on current Roots & Shoots missions

Dorset Climate Change Panel Damers First School

Ideas on how to tackle climate change and the threat to the county’s ecology were outlined at a Dorset Council inquiry event in Dorchester. Five members of Damers Eco Crew represented the school. They presented their ideas which included more electric buses, hiring electric bikes and scooters, closing towns once a month to traffic, having more […]

Ysgol Clywedog – Tyfu Project

Since its conception in September 2019, the Tyfu Project run by the newly formed School Eco-Action Taskforce has gone from strength to strength. The initial aim of the project was to take over a disused boggy sports field and turn it into a haven of biodiversity and outdoor learning. The pupils (aged 11-16) meet every […]

Conservation at Liphook Infant School

Running after school clubs with slightly older children is quite a different scenario to working with pre-school toddlers, who are capable of understanding general ideas, whereas the kids in my new club at Liphook Infant School are eager to learn exactly why things happen. There is a special area in the school’s reception dedicated to […]

Supporting the streets blog

St Christopher’s very own “Supporting The Streets” Young Enterprise company made their way to the North-West Finals, by being crowned as Lancashire Business of the Year. Beating tough competition from Lancashire schools, their innovative and sustainable idea to sell products to help the homeless proved a hit with the judging panel. The GCSE students (Amelia […]

Environmental Enterprise

Students in the Enterprise group at East Coast College have developed their project further by delivering fresh fruit and vegetables to students and staff and suggesting healthy vegetarian recipes to cook. This is good for the people of the college because it will make them healthier by increasing their intake of vitamins and minerals. The […]

Coral Reef Conservation – Hollycombe Primary

Did you know that half of the Great Barrier Reef has died since 2016 as a result of coral bleaching and ocean acidification (https://www.forbes.com/sites/trevornace/2018/04/19/half-of-the-great-barrier-reef-coral-has-died-since-2016/#4d8791c45f9f)? That’s pretty scary isn’t it. As such I thought it would be interesting for the children to look into this for an after school club. They loved seeing and learning about […]