The full stretch target of £7,000 - the total originally set for this campaign in draft (before it all seemed too daunting) - has becomes a realistic ambition to strive for in our last week. This will get the book in to all secondary schools too. At the time of launch, a secondary school messaged to say: "Please keep us in mind should the campaign extend to y7s. I'm keen to promote literacy and an interest in nature". We would then really like to see the book in all schools of city and county - hence that stretch target of an extra £2,000.
One of 'our crowd' put it really well: " ... as a retired educator, I feel it to be so important that the next generation become aware and therefore pro active in saving the endangered species which it has been my privilege to enjoy..."
Another supporter messaged to say: “This is a beautiful book ... I am acutely aware of how strapped for cash we are and horrified that books like this are a ‘luxury’ item ... we should get it. As should the middle school” (Chair of Governors at a First School).That's why, all going well, we are going to put on this stretch target (of £7,000) to see if we can get the book into all the schools of city and county.
"The Lost Words" really has taken root in schools thanks to guides such as these: https://www.johnmuirtrust.org/latest/news/1350-new-explorers-guide-to-the-lost-words-now-available and https://educationwithespresso.wordpress.com/2018/03/28/teaching-with-the-lost-words/. You will see from these guides they are not just directed to primary school kids.
So, please join our crowd and pledge to help us reach the total first for the city and county of Robert Macfarlane's childhood. Let's make this happen.