1 week in the life of The Geography Collective
April 3, 2011
This is just a brief recap on some of the key things we achieved last week..
March 28 – Announced we are through to the final round of GeoVation: How do we improve transport in Britain? along with our team mates at The Workshop, Sustrans and a well known (and yet to be named) company.
March 29 – Announced we are delivering a major project for Discovering Places as part of the Cultural Olympiad.
March 30 – Announced that our Love Outdoor Play symbol will be appearing on 100,000 milk cartons and 15,000 window stickers in the Isle of Man thanks to the great work of Chris Gregory at The Children’s Centre.
March 31 – Announced the launch of the new Do Some Good app from Orange which includes a volunteering action for Love Outdoor Play and Play England to map and rate places to play for children. As part of the same initiative from Orange our Mission:Explore app that has been developed by The Workshop in Sheffield is listed as one of 9 iPhone apps which are doing good for society.
April 1, 2 and 3 – Mission:Explore Camping and Mission:Explore on the Road, our two new children’s books are published and launched by Can of Worms Kids Press. Both books are available for £4.99 and include 50 Mission:Explore challenges. As part of the launch a team from the Collective dressed up on Southbank in London and helped around 500 children launch balloons… one of which has already been found in Sweden.
April 1st was also the birthday of our first Mission:Explore book. All author royalties from this books are invested in free copies for kids who would never usually be given the book. We were very pleased to announce that thanks to the efforts of Vanessa Fuery 100 copies will be going to children in the Scottish islands of Jura and Islay.
That’s one week done and now we’re looking forward to the next!