Which idea should win 100 copies of Mission:Explore?
Which of the 8 ideas below should win 100 copies of Mission:Explore?
Last week we announced that “we at The Geography Collective invest all of the royalties from our first Mission:Explore book in free copies for kids who can’t afford or would never usually be given a copy of the book.
We’ve got 100 books to be given to children and are are looking for a person or organisation to distribute them in an interesting way. They are worth a total of £599 and we want to make sure they get put to good use. To decide who is going to get them we are going to run a vote.”
Of the ideas submitted we’ve picked some very different entries which you can see below. The question is… which idea do you think is best?
Please vote for the idea you like most by commenting on this blog post with the relevant idea number. Only vote once please! Voting closes at 23:59 on March 31st 2011 (GMT). Results will be announced on this blog during April 1st 20011. The idea with the most votes will win the books.
IDEA 1 – James Padvis: Books will be left in various places around school stamped with take me home on 1st page. Pupils will be informed in assembly. 1st come 1st served if/when they come across them.
IDEA 2 – Sam O’Brien: We run a kids space at festivals and events. providing workshops and activities for no charge. we are all profesionals that do this on a weeknd to share skills that would normally cost tons privately to kids that could never afford to do them. we coukd share the books between events and run activities based around them. by working with the books with groups they benefit more than one child per book. books will be given out after each activity.
IDEA 3 – Naomi Tooth: Pupils in Walsall would be asked to design a poster on what they would like to do and see on a day out to the countryside. This would encourage the puils to use their imagination and discuss between them what fun they could have and learn at the same time.
IDEA 4 – Ian Addison: We have an annual easter egg hunt at our Primary School, but why not a book hunt? Books spread around the school grounds and maybe some given to grannies (hoodies optional).
IDEA 5 – Bronwyn Lavery: Zoe Toft and I organised distributions of books to families who lost their homes in the Christchurch, New Zealand 22nd February earthquake. Working with the Christchurch Geographical Society http://www.nzgs.co.nz/nzgs-branches/canterbury-branch to get the books into educators hands, in Christchurch schools, where they can introduce the concepts of Urban Design to students. As Im living here, I will contact the Society and work with them to distribute to schools. Immediate start.
IDEA 6 – Vanessa Fuery: Two islands, Jura and Islay, bags of mission explore potential, all the children on the island can submit ideas for mission explores, in conjunction with our local newspaper and schools and the best can receive one of the books. We can then work wtth Islay Natural History to get the kids active around the island fulfilling the missions.
IDEA 7 – Romany Greatrex: To offer the books as prizes for completing missions at festivals. We could put a daily mission on a blackboard outside Festival Kidz stall – kids who complete in most interesting way get free book as prize.
IDEA 8 – Pam Weston: We run a city wide reading campaign. We have identified 300 children who need to read 6 books over summer holidays. We are looking for sponsors to send them a book a week through the post. This book could be one of those. We also plan to have volunteers who will turn up and read with them or talk about the book.
Going away? Our new books Mission:Explore Camping and Mission:Explore on the Road are out on April 1st. Created to encourage young people to explore, learn and think about their travels and camping trips in new ways, both of the books include 50 stunningly illustrated missions. Pre-order on Amazon now!