The Lost Words for Dorset’s schools

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A new crowdfunding campaign has gone live in Dorset to provide a copy of The Lost Words by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris to every Infant, Primary and Junior School in Dorset.

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Deadline 10th May 2018

Inspired by Jane Beaton’s wonderful campaign – to get a copy of The Lost Words into every primary school in Scotland – three local pioneers have decided to do something similar, and get a copy into every primary school in Dorset.

The Lost Words was created by Robert MacFarlane and Jackie Morris in October 2017 to celebrate once-common “nature” words – from acorn and wren, to starling and dandelion – that were dropped from the Oxford Junior Dictionary some ten years before.

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

They would love all primary age children in Dorset to have the opportunity to share in what this book has to offer. Depending on how you count them, there are about 180 schools in Dorset that work with 4 – 11 year olds, plus they have some Special Learning Centres and Forest Schools that they would also like to give the book to.

To find out more visit the Crowdfunder website.