Forres is a progressive, coeducational Preparatory school offering a full preschool and preparatory school programme, in a child-centred, small-school environment.

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Roots & Shoots

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Roots & Shoots

Founded in 1991 by Dr. Jane Goodall, Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots is a youth service program for young people of all ages. Forres Preparatory School became the first registered member in the Western Cape of the International Roots & Shoots program.

"Our mission is to foster respect and compassion for all living things, to promote understanding of all cultures and beliefs, and to inspire each individual to take action to make the world a better place for people, animals, and the environment." - Jane Goodall's Roots and Shoots

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How we do it

Every year, Forres children identify a people, animal and earth project in their community and design campaigns around them. In choosing and driving these campaigns children develop the kind of compassionate leadership our world needs and a belief that they can make a difference in the world.