Lost Words for Lincolnshire Schools

by Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust in Lincolnshire

Lost Words for Lincolnshire Schools
We did it
On 9th July 2018 we successfully raised £5,522 with 133 supporters in 28 days

To provide a copy of The Lost Words, by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris & the Explorer Guide to every Primary School in Lincolnshire

by Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust in Lincolnshire

New stretch target

If our initial target is reached, due to the generosity of donors, our stretch target will allow us to send a copy of the Lost Words and companion Explorer Guide to all senior schools in Lincolnshire too.


Inspired by other wonderful campaigns across the UK - we aim to provide the Lost Words and teacher's guide every primary, junior and special school in Lincolnshire, North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire.

We have many rewards for donations painting and prints by Jackie Morris, 4 places on a nature writing workshop by Dr Amy-Jane Beer at £150 per head, a Robert Macfarlane signed copy of The Lost Words at £500, a fabulous limited edition print by Jo Sweeting for a £150 donation.

We also have an offer from Gorsebush to paint a mural for any business or home up to the size of 3x3 metres. Because this could be simple or complex depending on the client's wish, the donation price ranges between £600 and £1,000. Please contact us if this is of interest.  Examples of previous commissions can be viewed here: http://www.gorsebush.co.uk/murals.html

The Lost Words was created by Robert MacFarlane and Jackie Morris in October 2017 to celebrate once-common “nature” words – from acorn and wren, to starling and dandelion – that were dropped from the Oxford Junior Dictionary some ten years before.

The book takes twenty of the words that have been falling out of use amongst children - such as adder, kingfisher and bramble - and brings them back to life, through the magical paintings of Jackie Morris and the 'spell poems' of Robert Macfarlane

We would love all primary age children in Lincolnshire to have the opportunity to share in what this book has to offer. Depending on how you count them, there are about 415 schools in Lincolnshire, North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire that work with 4 - 11 year olds, plus we have some Special Schools that we would also like to give the book to.

As well giving the book to schools, we will supply a copy of “An Explorer’s Guide to The Lost Words”, a fantastic accompanying resource written by Eva John and published by the John Muir Trust which will help teachers get the most out of the book.

Our target of £5,000 should allow us to make sure that children in Lincolnshire have an opportunity to experience what this book has to offer.  The Lost Words is a book to be shared, to delight and inspire children,  and the 'spells' and the wonderful illustrations are sure to catch the imagination of all who read it.

With Crowdfunder, we have to achieve our target or no money is taken from our supporters and the project will not be funded.

The Lost Words is a joyful celebration of nature words and the natural world they invoke, and is set out in an ideal way to share these words across the generations. Words allow children to give things names, to share stories and memories.  Without the right words we cannot name, love, or - ultimately – care for these things.

Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust, in their 70th anniversary year, are a wonderful partner in this campaign . This campaign was launched at the Lincolnshire Environmental Awards on 22nd May in Lincoln.

Rewards

1. Robert Macfarlane, the author, has very kindly signed a copy of the Lost Words, with a special spell poem. This special reward is for a donation of £500 or more. It will be a treasure for anyone fortunate to win it.

2. Jackie Morris has donated a beautiful otter ink painting, valued at £300. Anyone who donates will be entered into a draw at the close of this crowdfunder campaign on 10th July and the fortunate winner will be contacted to arrange delivery of this 24x10cm painting

Jackie has also created one of her wonderful otter alphabet paintings, below, that spells LOVE.  This charming painting, 41x31cm below, is for sale at £450 and is available to purchase via Jackie's blog - link below.

All proceeds from the sale will be donated to our Lost Words for Lincolnshire campaign.

http://www.jackiemorris.co.uk/blog/

Also for sale, for the benefit of this campaign, Jackie is selling 5 otter alphabet print that say LOVE & KINDNESS. These special 41x31cm prints are for sale at £75 each. Please Jackie, via her blog page, to see if they are still available.

 http://www.jackiemorris.co.uk/blog/

3. Jo Sweeting - limited edition print. This dramatic block print was commissioned for the biography of  J A Baker called “My House of Sky”. It is print 22/50 and bears the artist's monogram.

This special reward is for a donation of £150 or more. It will be a treasure for anyone fortunate to win it.


Please, if you can, support this cause and give the children of Lincolnshire a chance to bring these ‘Lost Words’ back to life.

If you'd like message us, please select the 'Contact Project' button top right or email us on hello@lostwordsforlincolnshire.co.uk

Thank you for your help,

Harry Whinney, Volunteer Organiser

Rachel Shaw, Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust

http://www.lincstrust.org.uk/lostwords

http://www.lostwordsforlincolnshire.co.uk

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£150 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Dramatic Jo Sweeting 'My House of Sky' print

This reward has very kindly been re-gifted by Cecilia Haynes. A stunning block print filled with flowers by collectable artist, Jo Sweeting, number 22/50 is available, unframed. Commissioned to illustrate the biography of AJ Baker titled 'My House of Sky'.

£150 or more

2 of 6 claimed

Nature writing workshop by Dr Amy-Jane Beer

A one day workshop to be held at Whisby Nature Reserve near Lincoln, held on Friday 31st August. This is a generous gift by the esteemed author, and biologist, who has published many works and written for press and BBC Wildlife magazine. More information about Dr Beer, can be found, here: http://www.wildstory.co.uk/

£150 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Dramatic Jo Sweeting 'My House of Sky" print

We are delighted this excellent block print by collectable artist, Jo Sweeting has been donated to benefit the campaign. Is is a limited edition, number 27 of 50, commission for the biography of JA Baker ' My House of Sky' It will be a treat hang on any wall and to own. 12 book will be added to our campaign total through your generous help.

£500 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Robert Macfarlane signed copy of The Lost Words

Robert has very kindly donated a signed copy of the Lost Words complete with unique poem of thanks.

£600 or more

0 of 1 claimed

A mural painted by expericed painter, Gorsebush.

Gorsebush are offering a painting for your home or business, that can be created in one day. It could be a seascape in a garden room, a cloud ceiling in a bedroom, a bold geometric composition for an office or a pop art piece for a pub. To see the variety of work created by Harry at Gorsebush, follow the link below. http://www.gorsebush.co.uk/murals.html He can be contacted on ideas@gorsebush.co.uk

£1,000 or more

0 of 1 claimed

A mural painting by Gorsebush.

Gorsebush are offering a painting for your home or business, that can be created over a weekend, up to 3x 3metres in scale. It could be a garden scene for a room, drawing room, a bold abstract composition for an office or a decorative painting for a bar or pub. To see the variety of work created by Harry at Gorsebush, follow the link below. http://www.gorsebush.co.uk/murals.html He can be contacted on ideas@gorsebush.co.uk, to discuss ideas.


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