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Mission Updates

Recent updates on current Roots & Shoots missions

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 […]

Clothes for the Cold

Aberdour Primary School – Clothes For The Cold Charity   Hello, We are the P7’s at Aberdour Primary School. Last year we learnt about fast-fashion and wanted to stop it in its tracks. We decided that we could combine this with helping tackle poverty in our local area, so we thought we could create a […]

Let’s investigate!

We have introduced our new children to the joy of Forest School! Outdoor play has huge advantages for very young children and given the challenges we are facing, is a far safer environment to. The children are straight away encouraged to observe thier environment and care for the wildlife and insects that live within it. […]

Protecting our green spaces

Whilst we are locked in, giving nature some breathing space we have the amazing opportunity to reflect: With this pandemic you can imagine we haven’t had many school visits, on our last school visit we had the pleasure, and I mean pleasure, of talking to kids to about how we can encourage nature in their […]

Emily is Awarded the Diana Award

This past February, just before Corona virus became a pandemic, 18 students who are part of our Romanian Children’s Relief Club and our Upper School Roots & Shoots Club, travelled with our school’s annual service trip to Romania. Many of the students, aged between 14 and 18, returned for their second, third and fourth journey. […]

In the allotment

We have been growing lots of produce in our allotment. Before lockdown we planted our potatoes and cauliflowers, peas and sunflower seeds. Since we have returned, we have been avidly watering and weeding! Our wild flower seeds we planted have bloomed now and we have seen the bees and butterflies landing on them. We have […]

Back to Forest School!

Some of our older children have returned to pre school in two separate bubbles. When they were in lockdown, I provided them with updates on our Facebook accounts so they could observe the changes, such as our froglets that they had watched from tadpoles, being released back into the pond. We have been lucky enough […]

No Waste November

We wanted to participate in this great event but instead of taking a pledge we focused on showing the children several ways they can reduce the amount of waste they produce, in the hope that the families would be able to stick to some of the practices. Below are a few examples: No waste shops. […]