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Mission Updates

Recent updates on current Roots & Shoots missions

World Penguin Day Today

To celebrate World Penguin Day today, 25th April 2019, in our workshop this morning the children and I went on an imaginary trip to the Galapagos islands to learn about the only type of penguin that lives naturally in the northern hemisphere, the Galapagos Penguin. These cold-loving black and white birds living by the Equator […]

Discovering plastic waste

We had a very exciting afternoon, we were hunting for nurdles! We were lucky to have in our lovely Eco visitor,Gill in. She brought with her a range of objects that were picked from a beach clean, up at Hurst Spit. The children took out all the plastic, then adding water to thier bowls. They […]

Roots & Shoots fundraising update

University of Bristol Roots & Shoots (A.K.A UBRAS) have had a great year raising money for Liberia Chimpanzee Rescue and Protection (LCRP). The year started off with lots of interest at the the Welcome Fair and a biweekly coffee meet up with the committee and any interested members to discuss conservation, fundraising ideas and put […]

Fruit Bats & Koala Bears

Australia had 75,000 speckled flying-foxes – or fruit bats as they’re also called – before the most recent heat wave in November 2018, where temperatures surpassed 42C in Cairns, wiping out one-third of the population. As the biggest bats in the world with a wing span of up to 1.7m, these sweet and intriguing looking […]

Damers First School – Signing up businesses to Plastic Free Dorchester

Some children from Damers First school spent their Saturday morning going around businesses in Dorchester to encourage them to remove three single use plastics from their business and support #Plasticfreedorchester The children had help and support from Mayor David Taylor and Town Councillor Janet Hewitt. They managed to sign up 30 business in 2 hours! […]

Jane Goodall Gives us Our Award

I’m thrilled to share that last Thursday on 14th March we collected a very special trophy for winning Mad Hatters Nursery their first ever Award! This was from Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots education programme for young people. Roots & Shoots encourages children to implement practical positive change for people, animals and the environment by […]