Roots & Shoots Awards 2024

The Terra Pavilion at Expo City Dubai recently buzzed with enthusiasm as schools from across the UAE gathered to showcase their eco-initiatives at the Roots & Shoots UAE Awards 2024. Sponsored and hosted by Expo City Dubai, this event provided a platform for schools to present their impactful projects.

Our awarded schools included Clarion School, Dubai, JESS School, Dubai, The Indian Academy, Dubai, Al Ittihad National Private School-Khalifa, Abu Dhabi, Muna British Academy, Abu Dhabi, Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Bangladesh Islamia School, Abu Dhabi, Delhi Private School, Sharjah, Gems Cambridge International Private School, Sharjah, and Qatar Academy Sidra.

Each of these schools set up stands to exhibit their innovative environmental efforts, from implementing bokashi composting to creating community gardens and engaging in native tree restoration.

We extend our heartfelt thanks to all these schools for their efforts in creating videos and displays that beautifully showcased their hard work and dedication to environmental stewardship.

Photos: Expo City Dubai, all rights reserved

As well as the presenting schools, we would like to mention the following schools and celebrate their achievements; The Arbor School, Dubai, Fairgreen International School, Dubai, Dunecrest American School, Dubai, Pristine Private School, Dubai, Safa Community School, Dubai, American Community School, Abu Dhabi, Sunrise English Private School, Abu Dhabi, American School of Dubai, Abu Dhabi Indian School, Al Rawafed Private School, Abu Dhabi, St Joseph’s School, Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi Homeschoolers Association, GEMS United Indian School, Abu Dhabi and We Hope (students group), Abu Dhabi.

A standout moment during the event was Dr. Jane Goodall’s heartfelt interactions with students at each stand, where she witnessed the passion and dedication of the young change-makers. Dr. Jane also took the opportunity to share words of wisdom during a special talk with the students. Her encouragement inspired them to persist in their efforts and strive for a positive impact on the environment.

Mariam, the Eco-Heroes President at Clarion School, shared her heartfelt reflections on the awards, offering valuable insights into the event’s impact on young minds. You can find her full reflection here.

We extend our appreciation to all the teachers and students that participated in the Roots & Shoots UAE Awards 2024. Your dedication to the environment is commendable, and we eagerly anticipate celebrating more inspiring projects from schools across the UAE at our next awards ceremony. Thank you for being valuable members of our community!

We also express our gratitude to Expo City Dubai for capturing the memorable moments from our awards ceremony. You can relive these moments through their photographs available here and by watching their coverage on Instagram here.

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