This Wednesday, 8 May, we had the opportunity to attend the third annual Roots & Shoots ceremony at the European Parliament and meet Jane Goodall who presented the groups with their certificates and gave a special speech to all the children who are now part of a worldwide Roots and Shoots community.
What is Roots & Shoots?
The Jane Goodall’s Roots&Shoots programme was launched in 2011. It started with pilot groups of all ages at international schools and universities. They all presented their projects at the first R&S ceremony in the presence of Dr Jane Goodall in May 2011. In 2012, the second R&S ceremony took place at the European Parliament and today there are also Belgian schools and university groups!
The groups have to present projects that benefit the Environment, Animals and People.
Here are some of the projects presented this years ceremony.
Here is information on starting your own Roots and Shoots Group.
he greenlight for girls team attended the ceremony this year to see what kind of projects were presented and to find out more about Roots&Shoots in preparation of creating our own g4g Roots&Shoots group that will be composed of girls from different schools in Belgium. If you are interested in partaking in the g4g Roots&Shoots please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org!
ane Goodall also have a speech about how we can change the world one child at the time, she had the Parliament assembly filled with 350 children all screaming as loud as they can "We can change the world!" we followed it up by saying Yes we can, because "Anything is Possible!"
We are looking forward to next year's ceremony and to have a g4g Team presenting their own project as well!