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Mission Updates

Recent updates on current Roots & Shoots missions

Coleshill CofE Infant School – Our Eco Garden

We are developing our school eco garden. First we had 3 new raised beds installed, then all the children planted herbs and vegetables. We had the most amazing pumpkins and marrows.  Some unusual purple sprouts are growing now.  Also the children grew their own potatoes and took them home to share with their families. Everyone at […]

Starting Small in the Highlands – Home Facilitator Mission Update!

My fellow agents are a small but resourceful group of disabled and able-bodied students who have a curtailed access to mainstream schooling as a result of numerous health related issues. However, just because we don’t always fit the expected mould, it does not mean that we are any less responsible than the next agent, for […]

HEAL @ Skinners’ School 2008-2009

Skinners’ School in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, is already renowned for being at the front of the fight against saving energy, with solar panels supplying all of our science and catering facilities and filtering left over energy into the national grid. These were in place before I (Miss Montoya) started and organised by a teacher called […]

Lymm High School: Spreading the “Sense of Community” across Continents

Our sense of ‘community’ transcends national boundaries. We have taken a conventional school twinning project and transformed it into a international project for the whole community. The result is a complex and innovative scheme that is having a massive impact on students and adults on two continents. Warrington hit the national headlines for the wrong […]

tREe’Cycle’ at Queen Elizabeth II High School – Mission Report!

Summary: We were concerned about the increasing carbon emissions from our school transport. We conducted a survey on vehicle use, model, emissions and journey length for the entire school for a year. We calculated, we needed to plant 4490 trees to offset annual transport emissions. To date we have planted 2800 trees, organised a cycle […]

Queen Elizabeth II High School’s Fairtrade Survey – Mission Update!

A group of yr 10 students conducted a Fairtrade survey around the local area for the One World Centre. If a shop sold 2 or more Fairtrade products they could be included in the Island Fairtrade directory. The students enjoyed planning and conducting their survey. Most shops made them welcome and welcomed the opportunity to […]

Leaden Hall – Activities of the Eco Group – Mission Update!

January 2008 – July 2009 The highlight of January 2008 was our submission for the coveted Green Flag and confirmation on 11th January, after rigorous questioning by the two Assessors, that our school had more than achieved the level required. We were all delighted and the flag is now in place overlooking our playground and […]