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Weʼre raising £900 to help preserve the language of nature and to donate a copy of The Lost Words book to every primary & secondary school in Waltham Forest

London Borough of Waltham Forest, UK

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“One upon a time words began to vanish from the language of children. They disappeared so quietly at first, almost no one noticed- fading away like water on stone. The words were those that children used to name the natural word around them. The words were those that children used to name the natural world around them: adder, bluebell, bramble, conker-gone! Fern, heather, kingfisher, otter, raven, willow, wren- all of them gone!

And so begins The Lost Words by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris. The Oxford Junior Dictionary dropped a number of words in nature and replaced these with words such as blog and broadband. Words are being lost from our language at an alarming rate. We would like help preserve the language of nature by raising enough money to donate a book to every primary and secondary school in Waltham Forest, which is one of the most deprived areas in London. Please support us at #Wordsofthewoods. Thank you.

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  • A Mughal8 months ago
    A Mughal

    A Mughal

    8 months ago

    Thank you for your donations and support so far! We have raised £210, which will provide each school in Leyton and Leytobstone with a copy of The Lost Words book. We are moving into Phase 3 of the #Wordsofthewoods campaign, where we are looking to raise £50, to provide a book to each of the schools in Highams Park. Many thanks for your kindness and generosity so far.

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    A Mughal

    8 months ago
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  • A Mughal8 months ago
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    A Mughal

    8 months ago

    Thank you for your generous donations and kindness so far. This is the third day and Phase 1, of the #Wordsofthewoods has been achieved; we can donate a book to every primary and secondary school in Leyton. Phase 2 of the campaign will be to continue raising money to get a book to every primary and secondary school in Leytonstone. Once again thank you for your support and donations. Let’s keep the language alive!

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8

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Dec 4, 2018

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    May 18, 2018

  • M JORDAN

    M JORDAN

    Apr 27, 2018

    Good Luck with this great initiative. It's a wonderful book.

    £15.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Apr 10, 2018

    Good luck with this inspiring campaign!

    £10.00

  • Sara Marie

    Sara Marie

    Apr 10, 2018

    Goodluck with the campaign!

    £50.00

  • Zuhayr Mughal

    Zuhayr Mughal

    Apr 5, 2018

    Hope all goes well. Good luck xo

    £20.00

  • Robert Macfarlane

    Robert Macfarlane

    Apr 4, 2018

    Anoara - thrilled to see this campaign up and running. Everyday nature is - should be - part of everyday life in our cities as well as our countryside. Thank you for what you are doing!

    £100.00

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A Mughal

A Mughal

London Borough of Waltham Forest, UK

An eternal optimist, passionate about education, I have always been interested in language acquisition & linguistics. Language & nature are human needs, both of which need preserving. A former writing moderator,I am currently an Assistant Head & English Lead, in Waltham Forest.

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