12th July 2010

MaxiMap trip

Viv Alexander

Worthing / Upper Beeding / Upminster  7-9 July 2010

Just back from a 3 day trip to southern England visiting a Geography conference and some schools with the British Isles and World MaxiMaps:

The best bits:

WORTHING:  The teacher who said Id rather buy one of these than a set of textbooks.
The group of primary school pupils out at playtime (after the conference teachers had gone back to work) who saw the maps in the corner of the playground and invaded, immediately understood and set about naming places and countries and generally exploring.

Cooper's Company and Coborn Schools International Day

Cooper's Company and Coborn Schools International Day

UPPER BEEDING:  The very lengthy negotiation with young Harry and 2 friends at the Towers Convent School before being allowed to pack up the maps and take them away.
UPMINSTER:  The inventive use of the world map during the Cooper’s Company and Coborn Schools International Day

The worst bits:

WORTHING:  The teacher who said ‘Huh’.
UPPER BEEDING:  Not having more time to look around Lancing College chapel. Stunning.
UPMINSTER:  The M25. The enormous Polish lorries on the M25. All the other enormous lorries on the M25 cutting each other up while vying to be first into the Dartford Tunnel. The Dartford Tunnel. The M25.  

Rowena Wells, Maximap