Roots and Shoots
Roots and Shoots provides vocational training for young people from the inner city, mainly from the London boroughs of Lambeth and Southwark.
We aim to give them the skills and self-confidence that will equip them for work.The charity was set up in 1982 by Linda Phillips, who is still the Director, to help young people from Lambeth and Southwark prepare for the world of work. Up to twenty 16-19 year olds who have had difficulty coping in the traditional educational system spend a year learning with us.
Alongside this training we involve local schools and the wider community by establishing our site as an important green space for urban biodiversity. For descriptions of our site, its planting and wildlife, see the "Environmental Education" pages of the website www.rootsandshoots.org.uk/environment
Every trainee who attends Roots and Shoots can expect a programme tailored to their individual learning needs and employment goals. Within the Vocational strand at Roots and Shoots we deliver Retail Skills and Horticulture Skills. Within the Personal, Social Development (PSD) strand we deliver Employability and Personal Development all available at Award, Certificate or Diploma level.