To mark World Bee Day, Year 7 Rookwood House at St Mary’s School Ascot prepared a memorable assembly. The whole school was in attendance and pupils and staff were given some thought-provoking material. This year, World Bee Day highlighted that one-third of the UK’s bee population has disappeared over the past decade and 24% of […]
How can a rapidly accelerating warming of the Earth – known as ‘Climate Change’ – result in the onset of a new Ice Age? Students at St Mary’s Ascot used the Roots & Shoots resource ‘Iceworld’ as a guide to their study of the link between a rise in temperature on Earth and the link […]
It’s a vast continent that pretty much everyone has heard of. It’s mostly snowy and white, it has penguins, and reaching the south pole at its centre is one of the big adventures that many explorers aim for. But there’s a lot more to this fascinating continent than that! Check out Discovering Antarctica, a great […]
Over the last few few weeks the leaders from hundreds of countries around the world have been meeting in Paris as part of COP21. This is one of the most important global meetings about climate change ever, and – at the end of hours of discussion – 195 countries signed up to a momentous new […]
Global warming and climate change are seldom out of the news and we’ve suffered some pretty unusual weather lately. Spare a thought for the residents of Kivalina in Alaska who are experiencing its effects first hand – and the devastating consequences.
After recent extreme weather and natural disasters could green engineering be the answer to reducing the effect of future natural events? In this post we take a look at some of the things that are happening around the world and at home in the UK.
We held our World Environment Day on Tuesday 8 June 2010. We had over 350 visitors from primary and secondary schools as well as members of the public. We had a marquee where exhibitors displayed their environmental projects and activities. In the afternoon, working with ICC (International Climate Challenge) we had a Young People’s Action […]
We have students involved from our 4th and 5th grades (which is Year 5 and Year 6 in the British system). Students will be following both a curriculum and taking part in school environmental projects. We will be linking our projects to Dr. Jane Goodall’s Roots and Shoots organization. The curriculum we will cover comes […]
Join us on the National Climate March along with thousands of people in more than 70 countries around the world as part of the Global Day of Action on climate. Assemble: 12noon at Grosvenor Sq (this has changed from Speaker’s Corner, because of a car-free day in London on 6th December) Speakers at the rally […]