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International Day of Peace 21st September 2019 – – “Climate Action for Peace”

Every year on September 21st, Roots & Shoots groups from around the world celebrate Roots & Shoots Peace Day and honour the UN International Day of Peace. Dr. Jane has been a UN Messenger of Peace since 2002 and she inspires us all to live in harmony with nature and each other. Each Roots & Shoots project […]

Sophie’s Roots & Shoots Fund raising raffle 2019

My name is Sophie and I decided to raise money for Jane Goodall’s Roots and Shoots programme because I want the world to know how important is to look after the planet and Jane Goodall’s Roots and Shoots programme encourages young people and school to actively do this. I wrote to lots of different companies […]

Dr Jane Goodall wows audiences at Winchester College

On Tuesday 12thMarch, Winchester College’s Natural History Society welcomed Dr Jane Goodall, for the annual Duncan Stewart Lecture where she addressed an audience of more than 450 people. During her visit, Jane joined 14 local primary and secondary schools, as well as three local conservation charities for afternoon tea. Dr Tim Hands, Headmaster at Winchester […]

Student Engagement at Wellington College Symposium

In the 9th Beyond COP21 Symposium at Wellington College, over 600 students from 4 schools took part, as well as 20 organisations running workshops and exhibiting throughout the day. The College was honoured to have Her Excellency Guisell Morales, the Nicaraguan Ambassador to the UK, attend as a guest speaker, sharing the initiatives and insights into […]

A grand salute to our Princess Diana award winner – Chloe Bonner

Chloe Bonner from Accrington St Christopher’s Church of England High School swiped the Most Outstanding Individual Award last year at the Roots & Shoots Awards! And this year, she has been nominated a Diana AwardHolder. The Diana Award is the only charity set up in memory of Diana, Princess of Wales and her belief that young […]

Featured Project – The Hedgehog Friendly Town – Kyra and Sophie

Raising awareness is challenging and takes time, but for these two 14 years old girls nothing stands in their way! Their love for hedgehogs has inspired so many and have saved the lives of hundreds of these adorable spiky creatures! This is how Kyra and Sophie turned their town hedgehog friendly: –  We each set […]