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Nursery Workshop – Week 3: Lions & Giraffes

In keeping with the end of year concert on African Animals, learning about conservation of Lions and Giraffes dovetailed neatly into the weeks plan. On arrival, I was immediately asked to sketch a large Giraffe on cardboard so the tiny tots could stick gold paper to it and create a sparkly collage. It was a really […]

Roots & Shoots Awards 2017 – What an honour

It was back in August 2015 that I was invited along to accompany a friend to a VIP Jane Goodall event in London.  At this time, my knowledge of Dr Jane was very minimal but after a bit more research and videos watched, I was taken by her passion, dedication and growth in the natural […]

TASIS Wildlife Club 2011-12

TASIS Wildlife Club Each Wednesday, 20 children from 3rd and 4th grade (aged 8-10) meet for Wildlife Club with Lower School teacher Wendy Gediman. We have been learning about British wildlife. The students have looked at habitats for a variety of animals, and how mankind has changed the natural habitat of these animals. Students have […]

Our new farm editions!

Something that our Green Team has been waiting for a long time for are our new editions to the school farm.  Three weeks ago two chickens, Victoria and Betty, and two rabbits, Rhubarb and Custard, came to stay. The two light Sussex chickens have already started laying eggs, which are now being sold to the staff and the rabbits […]

Update from St Helens

Animals The students were introduced to the Roots & Shoots Programme and Jane Goodall’s work in a group setting and then science and geography lessons were used to explore topics of adaptations and habitats. An outdoor education visit was planned for Chester Zoo to investigate animal adaptations and observe the created habitats. Educational visit to Chester Zoo 12th […]

Wild animals banned in UK circuses: Animal suffering matters

Animal Emotions < Do animals think and feel? by Marc Bekoff Wild animals banned in UK circuses: Animal suffering matters Despite political dirty tricks and intimidation animals gain protection Published on June 24, 2011 by Marc Bekoff in Animal Emotions In a remarkable victory for animals and the many people working on their […]

Kids & Animals – Free Online Book!

Here is a message from Marc Bekoff, a former Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and co-founder with Jane Goodall of Ethologists for the Ethical Treatment of Animals: “Hello! It is a great pleasure to provide the link to a new online book, Kids & Animals: Drawings From the […]

One World: People in a Global Village – Mission Update!!

As Ringwood’s work on the One World theme continued throughout the Summer term, we tried to meet the Roots & Shoots challenge of spreading the word of Roots & Shoots (Exercise 2 of J’s Lost Notebook). The many school and community projects that we have been involved with and that are described below, have allowed […]

“…and some sun…”

Dust Bowl Project: Animal Factors Carrying on from our investigations into how Dust Bowl conditions bring detrimental change to affected environments, the agents spent time looking at the consequences of such a change to Kent’s interdependent ecosystem. Our aim was to demonstrate that the first signs of change to an environment can easily go unnoticed […]