We have certainly ended 2017 with a bang with some outstanding Roots & Shoots Australia projects. First were two projects from Kalkie State School in Bundaberg. A group of seven-year-old students designed and illustrated 100% cotton “Fantastic Not Plastic” shopping bags, to encourage not using plastic bags. They presented these gorgeous 20 bags to special guests, including Dr Jane Goodall. Also from Kalkie SS, R&S member Tara won the Capricorn Film Festival #lovethereef category with her film “One Plastic Bag”. Congratulations Tara and well done everyone at Kalkie SS!
Another fantastic young filmmaker is seven-year-old Olivia from WA. Olivia is a wildlife warrior and R&S member who is passionate about animal conservation. She loves to research facts on animals and put them together in narrated videos. She has already made videos on being kind to elephants, rhino conservation and rewilding a cheetah, but our favourite is her video on palm oil and its effect on orangutans. Keep up the great work Olivia, and we hope that you inspire other R&S members to follow their passions!
Finally, it was a gorgeous surprise to have a package of letters delivered to our office from Mrs Cunningham’s 4B class at Victoria Point State School in Queensland. These letters were filled with wonderful questions about animals and the environment, and drawings of some of our favorite creatures. Thank you so much for your curiosity 4B and for filling our mailbox, and hearts, with so much colour and joy. To take part in all of the action, make sure you sign up for R&S today and and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter R&S pages.