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Mission Updates

Recent updates on current Roots & Shoots missions

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 […]

Roots & Shoots – Shimna Integrated College Co Down Northern Ireland

Shaman’ Roots & Shoots Group focus on connection to local landscape, learning about nature and our interconnectedness and how we can help our local community to appreciate, love and protect the wonderful eco systems we are lucky to be surrounded by:- including sea shore, coast, forest, woodland and mountains. During late winter we had many […]

Damers First School – Boomerang Bags

Damres First School came up with the idea of using the Boomerang Bag concept. We have teamed up with Tom Amery who owns the Brace of Butchers and the Naked Brace which is a zero waste shop.  The Boomerang Bag was discovered in the Gold Coast, Australia 2/3 years ago. People donate fabric material they no […]

Damers First School go to Westminster

Damers First School, Campaign to Protect Rural England and Sophie from Litter Free Dorset travelled up to London to talk to Michael Gove about the Deposit Return Scheme. The children asked Gove questions and presented him with a list of golden rules for the new Deposit Return Scheme these included having a system which collects […]

Compost Makers

Each month we have been checking on the progress of our home-made compost makers. We measure the height of the materials, the temperature outdoors and the temperature inside the compost makers each month and record them in a shared Google spreadsheet. We have observed the changes and will continue to do this all year. At […]