Over the past few years, I’ve donated a dozen or so posters to schools. As just about everyone who sees them spends time following the lines to find out where their local city is placed within the world, it proves to be a fairly potent teaching aid.
Every poster that I’ve given to a school has been well received, and feedback has been very favourable. It’s really heartening to know that something I worked so hard to produce is bearing fruit amongst our young. I know it isn’t a massive boost to them in their exams, but any little bit helps, and I’d be delighted to be able to donate more of them to more schools in my local area. Who knows, if this goes well I may be able to roll it out to more less-local schools.
Initially, I’d like to be able to donate one of these maps to 100 local schools but to do this, I need to raise the money to print them out, buy the protective tubes, pay for fuel to deliver them and cover my time to do it all. This is why I’ve started ‘The World Underground Map Schools’ Project’ as a Kickstarter project.
Every backer will have their name added to the Supporters’ list on this web page (unless you’d rather I didn’t). At this stage, I’m not sure if the schools will want to be listed, but they will be if they do. I’ll ask existing recipients and add a count at the very least.
Perhaps you’d like to get a print and donate it to a school local to you? If you do, please tell me the school’s name and location.
Fingers crossed and watch this space…