British environmentalist and anthropologist Dr Jane Goodall visited Forres Preparatory School on Tuesday February 14. Forres Preparatory became the first school in the Western Cape to become a registered member of Dr Goodall’s International Roots & Shoots Program in 2011. Dr Goodall told the children that each one of them could make a difference in the world and that the future of the world’s environment and animals rested in their hands. The Roots & Shoots programme inspires a love and respect for all life on earth so each year Forres pupils choose an Earth, People and Animal Campaign and design ways to raise awareness around them. “As a young 10-year-old, Dr Goodall had a dream of coming to Africa and living among the wild animals. She encouraged the Forres pupils, in the words of her mother, to have a dream, work hard, take advantage of every opportunity and never give up.” said Forres director, Kim van der Hoven.
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