The Lost Words for every School in Powys

by book-ish in London, Greater London, England

The Lost Words for every School in Powys
We did it
On 7th October 2018 we successfully raised £3,030 with 61 supporters in 71 days

To provide a copy of The Lost Words by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris to every Infant, Primary and Junior School in Powys.

by book-ish in London, Greater London, England

New stretch target

If we are fortunate enough to meet our target, any additional funding will be used to get a copy of The Lost Words into as many Hospice's and women's refuges as possible.


Inspired by Jane Beaton's campaign in early 2018, to get a copy of The Lost Words into every primary school in Scotland, in collaboration with the books illustrator Jackie Morris we hope to get a copy of The Lost Words into every Primary, Secondary and Special school in Powys.

The Lost Words was created by Robert MacFarlane and Jackie Morris in October 2017 to celebrate once-common “nature” words,  from acorn and bluebell, to starling and Wren. These were dropped from the Oxford Junior Dictionary almost ten years ago and are in danger of fading away from the language of nature.

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.....The Lost Words has been hugely successful as people from around the world find themselves reconnecting with nature.

We would love all primary age children in Powys to have the opportunity to discover and share what this book has to offer. Depending on how you count them, there are about 163 schools in Powys that work with 4 - 18 year olds, plus we have some Special Learning Centres and Forest Schools that we would also like to give the book to. Alongside giving The Lost Words 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 £3000 should allow us to make sure that children in Powys 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,  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.

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

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

Raffle entry to win an inked Otter

Each donation of £10 will not only buy a copy of The Lost Words, but will also enter the donor into a 'raffle' to win an original Jackie Morris inked otter made from Sumi Ink and river water (drawn from the River Usk at Crickhowell) on watercolour paper 10 x 25cm.

£50 or more

5 of 10 claimed

Signed & Dedicated copy of The Lost Words

A copy of The Lost Words dedicated and signed by Jackie Morris with a small doodle

£75 or more

3 of 3 claimed

A Word Written in Otter Stamps

A word in the 26 Otters of the alphabet. There is a character limit, and remember, Otters only write in beautiful words!

£75 or more

1 of 3 claimed

A Word Written in Otter Stamps

A Word in the 26 Otters of the alphabet. There is a character limit, and remember, Otters only write in beautiful words.

£100 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Original Jackie Morris drawing in The Lost Words

Drawn over breakfast in Bookish in celebration of The Lost Words being shortlisted for the Wainwright Prize 2018. Pencil drawings within the pages and signed by the illustrator Jackie Morris.

£150 or more

1 of 1 claimed

'Small Giant'

Otter painted in Sumi ink with water from the River Usk that flows through Crickhowell. 10cm x 25cm on watercolour paper.

£1,200 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Large Inked Otter

Large Inked Otter


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