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Mission Updates

Recent updates on current Roots & Shoots missions

BBC Teach Live Damers First School

Some children from Damers First School were on BBC Teach Live on Monday 7th December talking about some of our eco work related to wildlife. The BBC Teach Live programme was thinking about why animals are different colours.  It was presented by CBBC presenter Naomi Wilkinson who officially opened our nature area with a pond […]

Education Business Awards, Environmental Practice Award Damers First School

The winners of the Education Business Awards have been announced, with schools across the UK recognised for the dedication and hard work of teaching and support staff who have been put under particular pressure by the COVID 19 pandemic. The Education Business Awards, sponsored by LocknCharge, have been recognising and celebrating school success stories since […]

Edenderry European Tree Detectives Success

The Edenderry Student School Council recently received over 200 saplings from the Woodland Trust as part of an ongoing project to enhance their school grounds as well as build upon the schools success in an International eTwinning project with partner schools in Europe. Mr David Smith who spearheads eTwinning at the school has had students […]

JAGS Winter Update

We had a busy end of 2020 here at JAGS. Here’s what we were up to: We had Wear Green Day on Friday 27th November, raising money for the Woodland Trust. 2. Hosted a webinar with Patrick Holden from the Sustainable Food Trust on 25th November – the link is here: https://vimeo.com/48444988 3. We have […]

European Jane Goodall Roots & Shoots Meeting – Damers First School

Damers Fiurst School pupil Chloe represented the school and Jane Goodall Roots & Shoots UK at a Jane Goodall Roots & Shoots European meeting that was attended by representatives from Spain, Holland, Austria, Turkey, Germany and Switzerland. She made a powerpoint and talked about the work she and the school are doing to help animals, people, the environment and […]

National Youth Climate Virtual Summit – Damers First School

Damers First School from Dorset took part in the National Youth Climate Summit that was put together by Transform Our World, Global Action Plan. Each day had a different enviornemtnal theme tht included, Nature Oceans Water, Travel, Pollution and Waste, Food Farming, Forests, Fashion and Consumption, A Sustainable Future. Damers FirstSchool Hostsed the Day on […]

Litter Audit of Durdle Door – Damers First School

Over the summer there were upsetting scenes at Durdle Door with the amounts of litter left on the beach. Some children from Damers Eco Crew with their siblings were asked by Lulworth Rangers to audit the litter and drinking containers found on the beach. There were 70 bags of litter from just one weekend. The children found: 172 plastic bottles, 72 glass bottles […]