We’ve Won Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots Award
We were delighted to collect the Most Outstanding Group award, sponsored by the RSPCA, at Dr Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots presentations evening, at the Barbican Centre, London on 9 March. The Roots & Shoots awards were designed to inspire children and fuel their desire to protect Earth’s environment and everything that lives in it.
Thousands of schools entered the competition, and groups from the winning 13 showcased their projects before the presentations. Dr Jane Goodall, considered the world’s foremost expert on chimpanzees, and who was officially named a UN Messenger of Peace in 2002, met each group and looked at their displays.
In addition to our own team, other Roots & Shoots award-winners were:
Chloe Bonner of Accrington St Christopher’s Church of England High School (the Most Outstanding Individual award); Ela McIvor of James Allen’s Prep School (the Most Outstanding Photograph award); and Harrow Way Community School (the Most Outstanding Group in Touch with Nature award).
“Our students loved the day and were incredibly inspired by Dr Jane Goodall. Our pupils won their award out of several thousand entries from mainstream schools – an achievement that could feature in their initial CVs.
“This has been part of our push to lead the way in bringing inspirational science to children who are too ill to attend their usual school. We’re looking for opportunities to partner companies from science-based industries who might be able to help with this,” concluded Stephen Deadman, head teacher of the Children’s Hospital School Leicester.