#AcornIsToWood

There are so many crowdfunding sites springing up to bring The Lost Words into schools in the UK. Jane Beaton’s campaign in Scotland was successful and the books are beginning to work their way into schools now. In Suffolk the first books were delivered by owls. And here in Wales books are working their way through.

As part of #AcornIsToWood, the Wales campaign, Anna at Solva Woollen Mill and I have set aside 10 copies of the book to be donated to schools in Wales. If you are a school, in Wales, or a teacher working at a school in Wales, please contact Solva Woollen Mill with your details and the first ten teachers to do so will receive a free copy of the book. ( You can also request a dedication)

There is a facebook page, co-ordinated by Sam Hicks, for #AcornIsToWood 

This includes a film of ideas to raise money, and add to the forest of books that is growing in to schools in Wales.

The campaign has many branches, including The Lost Words campaign with Gwent Wildlife Trust.

In Pembrokeshire The Friends of the National Park are raising money for copies in Pembrokeshire schools.

There are many campaigns in England also.

So, if you are a teacher, or a school in Wales then contact Solva Mill for one of the ten free copies. And if you wish to add a donation  you can do so through the two links above, or by #payingitforward at Solva Mill to add to the ten, or by buying and dedicating a book to a school.  ( The photo of the book above is one dedicated to a school in England where class copies have been bought for the school)

Robert and I have both been watching the most wonderful work unfolding from books that are already in classrooms. Beautiful work, rich language, gorgeous paintings and very happy children.

Teaching notes accompanying the book are to be found on the John Muir Trust website.

I’m tired now. Need to get on with tidying my studio. Need to settle to work next week.

About Jackie

I am an artist and writer. I live in a small house by the sea in Wales where I write, paint, walk and watch and dream of bears and whales. I love to read, have a wish for wings and prefer the company of animals to that of humans, though at times I can be quite friendly. I am learning how to work with wood engraving tools and hoping to show that you can teach an old dog new tricks.
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