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TASIS and Roots & Shoots South Africa Skype

Our Year 6 class got together on Skype with the Diepsloot Roots & Shoots group. We introduced ourselves, and then we shared some of our projects that we are working on. The South African group is doing a lot of planting, and also learning about animals in need of protection. We discussed some projects that […]

Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots Peace Day Parade at TASIS – September 2016

UK– Following the lead of their hero—renowned primatologist Jane Goodall, Ph.D., DBE—Students from TASIS, Surrey hosted the 2016 UN International Day of Peace Parade on their school grounds, on Wednesday 21st September. Students flew a beautiful white Peace Dove, created wonderful Peace Day posters and at the end of the Parade exchanged doves with meaningful […]

TASIS’s Romanian Children’s Relief (RCR) Summer Update

In May 2015, two TASIS moms and their daughters, aged 12, traveled to Bucharest with their former teacher, Wendy Gediman for a long weekend working with the babies served by Romanian Children’s Relief (RCR). The girls were involved with Ms. Gediman in other Roots & Shoots projects. While the one family moved back to the […]

TASIS Duckling update

Each spring, we hatch ducklings at our school. The ducklings are hatched in Ms. Gediman’s fifth grade (Year 6) classroom, but are shared with the Wildlife Roots & Shoots Club, as well as the entire school. The journey begins with picking up the eggs at Lower Shaw Children’s Farm in Lower Shaw, Swindon. The farmer, […]

David Shepherd Wildlife Visit to TASIS

In May, Jo Elphick, from David Shepherd Wildlife, came to do a lesson with our Wildlife Club on endangered animals. As we had previously studied endangered animals, and made two endangered animal sculptures, we looked forward to hearing about the work that David Shepherd Wildlife does. We learned about pangolins, rhinos, painted dogs, elephants, and […]

TASIS Shares with Roots & Shoots in South Africa

Ms. Gediman’s class is taking part in a special Roots & Shoots project. They have met the Roots & Shoots group led by Lebo in Johannesburg, South Africa via Skype. The children exchanged names and information about many projects each group has taken part in. We shared problems that we face in our own country […]

Upper School Romanian Children’s Relief Volunteer Week

Eleven Upper School students took part in a service project in Romania during half term in February. This project involves working with people, under the Roots & Shoots club at TASIS. Students learn about how they can make a difference to the lives of others, both while working on site, and with fundraising and follow […]

TASIS Endangered Animals Art Sculptures

Recently, our fifth grade class (year 6), built a project that we entered in the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation’s Global Art Competition. The theme this year was, Wild Wonders. Wild Wonders compliments our class science study of animal classification, vertebrates, and how they are an important part of the ecosystem on our planet. Each student […]

TASIS Composting Upgrade!

After successfully composting for the past year, we have finally made a vast improvement to how we compost! We began with a compost bin, but found that it was full by the end of the school year. This caused a problem with how we were going to deal with our daily intake of food from […]