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Mission Updates

Recent updates on current Roots & Shoots missions

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 […]

David Attenborough’s Birthday & Plastic Free Day

The revered naturalist and pioneer in conservation, Sir David Attenborough, has inspired millions by bringing nature into our homes with his desire to explore and enlighten us on the beauty of the natural world. To celebrate his 93rd Birthday on Wednesday 8th May, as well as marking Plastic Free Day in schools, my Wednesday workshop […]

Global Goals Group Litter Pick

Our Global Goals group worked together with the local ranger to collect litter in our local woodland area, Arnhall Moss. We were really surprised at just how much we found. We found over 60 cigarette butts! We also put up posters to remind people to ‘give their litter a lift’ and take it home. Fingers […]

Damers First School – Chickens

Over the Easter Holidays a chicken coop and run was built read for five different coloured chickens that will be arriving over the bank holiday weekend. Each year group will look after their own chicken. The whole school is very excited to meet their new feathered friends! The chicken coop and run was partly funded […]