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


Glad that all the primary schools in Lincolnshire will get a copy of this wonderful book, and pleased to see that this will be extended to secondary schools
The generosity of people running these crowdfunders, donating to these crowdfunders, is overwhelming and both Robert and myself are so grateful. Also the generosity of our publishers in providing the book at such a great discount. I love the connections the book has made between people, those who give, those who organise, those who deliver. And I just adore seeing the wild, creative beauty that is sweeping through classrooms because of this. Thank you everyone. From both of us. You give us hope. I will put this wild beauty on the ceiling of my studio to remind me of the network of wild giving that has grown.
So pleased to be able to support this wonderful initiative to bring The Lost Words alive for children (and grown-ups!) in Lincolnshire - huge thanks to the team that has made this possible.
This gift is to honor my 19th century ancestors from Lincolnshire: Sarah Redfern Towers Humphrey (Grantham), Thomas Humphrey (Lincoln), Mary Ann Chambers Towers (Little Gonerby), William Towers (Easton). The descendants in America remember whence we came; we’ll be in Lincolnshire soon, in fact, to honor family and place. By this gift, we also recognize the power of language to enrich and sustain us.
The natural world is magical and so are the names of everything in it. Without these names we are losing part of our history and saying that nature is no longer important.
In an ideal world every child would have a copy of this book. Best wishes for the success of your project.
Our lexicon should expand, not contract. Remember and revive the lost words and maintain that joyful connection with nature and a rich vocabulary.
I have this book, it’s beautiful and I love the idea of young children enjoying this love of the natural world as I absorbed in my own Lincolnshire childhood and carry with me through my life 😊❤️
Lincolnshire is sometimes a bit of a Lost Place; no one seems to know where it is! But it is a wonderful land of huge skies and fabulous landscapes and a home to wildlife of all shapes and sizes, including small children who deserve to handle and delight in this book.
Donation of £60 is from visitors to the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust stand at the Lincolnshire Show - thank you to all who donated and took time to talk about The Lost Words.
Lincolnshire is rich in wildlife and having been taught at Winthorpe Primary School in Skegness where nature played a big part in our learning; either through trips to the beach, or learning to growing plants outside or overnight stays in the Wolds. I feel it is critical for every day words relating to the outside world to be known by the next generation and that this tradition of learning continues in my home county. This book will be a beautiful tool for that.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£150 or more

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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