Teachers Information

Teachers FAQs

1. Why Cartography? So What?

Maps are composed of exactly what children starting school are going to learn about:

Words and Letters, Numbers, Colours, Shapes, Patterns and Places.

2. How can I help you? 

I have a set of resources all ready made and Cartographically correct and to date to the UK Curriculum. you dont have to waste time searching endlessly to find an outline or a bunch of cities or Rivers.. it has been done for you.

I really enjoy teaching children about maps - getting their brains whirring - and their energy focussed on creating something bespoke and new to them!

Something they can talk about with their friends and family.

3. What do you have to do? 

Email or call me to arrange a visit to your school. 

I can always do a previsit to show you resources and ideas!

I will host the day and give you a load of well researched, to date, relevant and FUN resources to get the children inspired about Maps

Have a bit of a break! I will take over for an hour..


NEWS May 2018


Since August 2017 Captain Alice has taught over 500 pupils all about Maps around Bedford and Cambridge! 

  • 'The Cartophiles' Resources - they are a whole school resource all about maps and STEAM subjects - PreOrders until 31st May 2018!
  • 29th May 2018 Schools near Marston Moretaine, Bedfordshire - Please have a look at a visit to the Forest of Marston Vale Country  Park for a Symbol Snap Trail
  • Symbol Snap cards - Pack 'A' launched! Go to the Buy Now section
  • More Adventures of Captain Alice are in production! There are going to be 4 in total! The Adventures of the Black Diamond to Volcanic Island is available at the Buy Now section
  • Captain Alice is a STEM Ambassador!! Please contact me  if you'd like a visit for a school talk!

April 2018

  • GA Conference in Sheffield (5-7th April) - great attendance at Stand 20! 

Lots of chatting Cartography and discussing Maps in the Classroom!! Well done to the prize winners too! 

Forest of Marston Vale, Marston Moretaine will  have a Walking guide by Mini Map-Makers called 'Symbol Spot' - park of their Explorers pack - Launching 29th May!

Bookings for the John Bunyan Boat - 'Symbol Spot Cruise on the Ouse' are open - find out more on 03301 239511

March 2018

Science Week 10th March 2018 - MMM was at the Higgins talking about Science and Maps!

The Workshop items have been printed and are ready for the orders!

Workbooks have been shown to industry leaders and have had vital feedback. Amends and updates and edits are happening. Thank you for your feedback. if you would like to be in round 2 of Edits and appraisal - please email alice@minimapmakers.co.uk

'X' Marks the Spot Workshops

For children from 3 to 14 years old, the workshop covers the key skills required  - Cognitive, fine motor, numeracy, literacy and spatial awareness.

Each workshop has aged appropriate materials and is based on national curriculum requirements. 

They are 45-60 mins with all resopurces provided all about maps and Map Skills

Teachers Handbook for N-E-S-W Workbooks

February 2018

Alice met with Professor Simon Catling (MapStart Books) and has had others vital feedback. Thank you! 

Edits, updates and amends will be happening and we are currently looking for publishers. Please contact us if you know any who publish booklets. 

January 2018 - Teacher's Pages samples available Monday 8th January

The Handbook details the content for the 4 workbooks and what to expect the children t do. It also gives hints and tips about adding in extra class sessions - helping you plan for additional tasks in topics.

This is free when you purchase 60 or more Workbooks (max 2 per order). Copies are available to purchase from the shop. 

Purchasing Workbooks & Workshops

Its easy as 'Naughty Elephants Squirt Water!'

Go to the Buy Now page and it will navigate you to the Shop.

Select the amount of students you have - per year group and choose the relevant Booklets! 

For the Workshops - select the Workshop and I will be in touch about a relevant date!

Links for additional resources

There are additional Cartographic resources from the shop including Books, 'X' Marks the Spot bags and more.

STEAM Poster

cARTography in Schools

Check out the amazing work of 22 Bedford Primary aged children, creating cARTography for their School. Combining Geography of the UK and Art - they have created a piece of Art for all to enjoy!

Enjoy the video of its production 

Colourful Cambridge cARTography #ARTCONNECTS

A Cambridge Primary School was given an A2 Black and White Map of Cambridge and asked to cut it up and decorate it..here are the results!

Enjoy the video - if you'd like this for your school - please contact Captain Alice!


Free Stuff to use in the Class Room

Below are resources to use for free in the classroom 

Just remember where they came from and mention Mini Map-Makers in any imagery! 

Captain Alice would like to see them! 


Download these maps and resources for your class and have FUN - don't forget to send Captain Alice your work!

Continents and Oceans (pdf)


Regions of the World (pdf)


FreeMapFriday UK (pdf)


Animal map in Pencil (pdf)