Brockenhurst Pre-School have been collecting all sorts of items for local charities…. Milk bottle tops for our local MENCAP group Other bottle tops which get dropped at LUSH for recycling Bras for Africa and baby food pouches which get recycled via TerraCycle Thanks to all our mums and dads, aunts and uncles for collecting these […]
In July 2012 Turners Hill School were lucky enough to win £1000 in the Green School Awards. We have already implemented many green initiatives in school and decided that we would like to spread the eco message further afield, internationally! We decided that we would like to spend the money on a laptop and solar […]
Gambia 2011 We were very lucky to embark on a ‘once in a lifetime trip’ to the Gambia. The trip was a prize for winning the Most Outstanding School at the Giving Nation Social Action Awards in October. Giving Nation is a project of the Citizenship Foundation that aims to build engaged and active youth […]
Problems of Travel – A long days’ journey During the week concern universal took us on a two day trip up country to see some of their projects first hand. On the way up we discovered just how difficult it was to travel from one side of the river to the other. After getting up […]
Near the end of the trip to the Gambia we visited Mama Africa, which we were told before arriving is a garden designed to inspire the women of the Gambia. Mama Africa was indeed an inspirational place. Isha Fofana, the artist and owner of the compound, explained to us how in the Gambia it is […]
Visit to Gambia Is Good (GIG) Community Farm Concern Universal is helping local communities to grow fresh produce that can be sold to hotels, restaurants and supermarkets. Over 1000 women have been trained by the GIG project. The women are selected from their communities and training is carried out on the farms. When they return […]
Six of us from school were very lucky to spend a week in Gambia with the Charity Concern Universal. Our school won the Giving Nation Social Action Award 2010. Our mission for the week was to report back on sustainable agricultural and tourism under the guidance of Concern Universal and Giving Nation. We would like […]
The year 2 pupils undertook a project on Africa. They learnt about global warming and the effect it has had in many African countries. We had a campaign to collect old mobile phones and ink cartridges which we recycled and sent the money to an African charity which helps people to grow their own food.
October and November are Roots & Shoots’ official fundraising months for the Jane Goodall Institute. During this time we invite schools to take part in fundraising for our Africa programmes. For information on how you can raise money and where it goes, see our Autumn 2007 newsletter.