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Mission Updates

Recent updates on current Roots & Shoots missions

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 […]

Understanding plastic

We were lucky to be lent an interesting item from our eco friend, Gill to understand the properties of plastic bags. One was a bio degradable bag, that fortunately is being used now to cover magazines, sent through the post. The other was a nasty plastic bag that previously contained one child’s sandwich! So, the children […]

Growing our own

We love having our own allotment. The children are so keen to help, and along with their parents, they attend regular allotment workshops. They show their parents our raised bed and areas for spring planting. I heard them using the correct gardening terms, such as chitting and it’s a trowel, not a spade Daddy! Together, […]

Spring is coming

I have been lucky enough to begin my Forest School training, and have learned so much to share with the children about how we can care for our amazing Forest School area. One of the best things is all about “hazard flags!”. The children have embraced these home made flags, using local sustainable wood that […]