Roots & Shoots Stories from Around Australia

22 June 2018

We are thrilled to share so many exciting R&S stories and successes this month! Firstly a huge congratulations and pant-hoot to one of our 2018 National Youth Leaders Sophie Leonard on being awarded the Soroptimist International Fremantle Scholarship. We applaud Sophie’s passion and dedication to making the world a more compassionate and peaceful place, particularly for women and girls. We’re sure Dr Jane would be proud!

She would also be proud of Kalkie State School students in Bundaberg, Queensland. They have been busy caring for local endangered loggerhead turtles and creating “Fantastic Not Plastic” 100% cotton shopping bags for special people who visit their classroom to see their work, or who have done amazing environmental work themselves. These 25 limited edition bags are illustrated with sea animals, endangered animals or in Dr Jane’s case, chimpanzees!

In other great Roots & Shoots news, on 2 June some of our Victorian R&S Volunteers travelled to Phillip Island Nature Parks to clean up one of the island’s beaches. Find out exactly what happened by visiting our R&S Project Page. And finally, one of our young R&S members Murphy made a fantastic video about our Chimp Champion Program for a homework assignment. Thank you, Murphy, for sharing Dr Jane’s message that everyone can make a difference no matter how young they are!

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