The Ordnance Survey have announced their scheme to provide a free OS Explorer Map to every year 7 pupil in the country.
“The scheme not only supports learning about geography and the environment but also helps encourage children and their families to get out and about and explore their local area. It has been praised by teachers, pupils and parents alike.”
Teachers must place their order for maps by 30 November 2009 on the Ordnance Survey free maps website: www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/freemapsfor11yearolds.
An additional resource will also be available to teachers, a booklet called The Language of Landscape, created with help from the Geographical Association.
For more information about this initiative, see the press release here.
Incidentally, the Geographical Association‘s new website is now live, with lots of resources for geography teaching, primary and secondary: http://www.geography.org.uk/.