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Mission Updates

Recent updates on current Roots & Shoots missions

Damers First School Ceramic Murals

Year 3 and 4 children worked with Bella Ceramics and the Sea Life Centre in Weymouth to design and make two Ceramic Murals based on Plastic Pollution. The school was voted by members of the public as part of a competition. The murals have gone up in the Sea Life Centre Cafe in Weymouth.

Damers First School – Surfers Against Sewage Plastic Free Schools Champion

Damers First School was crowned Surfers Against Sewage Plastic Free Schools’ Champion in a glitzy awards ceremony at Bristol Museum and Art Gallery last week. The awards ceremony was hosted by BBC One Show Presenter, Chair of Judges and SAS trustee Lucy Siegle. The awards celebrated the work of young people, national organisations and individuals  in reducing single use plastic. Sir David Attenborough was […]

Damers First School – Eco Schools Primary Eco Schools Award 2019

Damers First School has been awarded Eco Schools Primary Eco School of the Year Award.  Eco–Schools is an international programme of the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) that aims to “empower students to be the change our sustainable world needs by engaging them in fun, action-orientated and socially responsible learning. Introduced in 1994 in response to the 1992 UN Rio Earth Summit, Eco–Schools is operated globally by the Foundation for Environmental […]

National Nature Book Award Winner Damers First School

This boy below from Damers First School came second in the National “Children’s Book Show Writing Competition. He wrote a book about nature called “The Sloth and the Moth” The story is about animals exploring the world and looking after their habitats.  The writing was judge by Neal Layton who has written inspirational picture book “The […]

Tree Conservation at Mad Hatter’s Nursery

The 30th November marked Tree Charter Day when the Woodland Trust called upon one million people across the UK to plant a tree, so I thought it would be a good time to teach the children about the importance of trees, along with winter birds (https://campaigns.woodlandtrust.org.uk/page/46713/data/1?locale=en-GB). Mrs Casey had helped the kids create bird feeders […]

We had own clothes day to celebrate #NationalTreePlantingDay on 30/11 & fundraise for the WoodlandTrust! #BigClimateFightback We’re also very lucky to have been donated two #rowantree & #cherrytree saplings by one of our parents. Excited to watch them grow over the coming years!Tree donation A huge “thank you!” to Blaise (Y3) and her mum who donated two […]

Fundraising for Redwings Horse Sanctuary

A group of Year 6 Roots & Shoots students at TASIS England American School, did chores for a week to raise money to sponsor 5 horses and 1 donkey at Redwings Horse Sanctuary. To earn money, each student kept a chore chart at home and recorded extra work done around the house to help out […]

East Coast College

Staff and students have joined a working group to improve environmental sustainability at East Coast College.  We are writing a tutorial curriculum for delivery to all students and this will involve a series of short term projects chosen by students to improve the environment. We are looking to reduce our carbon emissions by working from home, […]