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Campaign to save 'lost words'

The lost words

Published at 11:30am 20th April 2018.

A crowdfunding campaign has been launched by local conservationist Richard Bradford to provide a copy of a unqiue book to every Dorset primary school.

Richard wants to use The Lost Words by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris to bring nature back to life for children by re-introducing lost words from the natural world.

The book takes words that have been falling out of use and injects them with a bit of magic through illustrations and poems.

Councillor Daryl Turner, Dorset County Council Cabinet member for natural and built environment, said:

"The countryside is important to all of us and making sure that our young people learn about nature is essential for future generations."

The target is £3,600 which will mean that 180 schools will be given a copy of the book and also an accompanying resource called "An Explorer's Guide to The Lost Words", that will help teachers get the most out of the book.

To donate to this campaign visit www.crowdfunder.co.uk/the-lost-words-for-dorsets-schools

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