Asked my son in October 2016 - he had been at school for 2 months and wanted his mum to teach his friends about maps...
(or he just wanted me to be in the school?!)
I was doing a course all about building confidence and doing what I needed to get the most out of life, run by an old college friend just starting his business. One of the objectives of the course was to get a business plan of the thing I wanted to do most in the world..didn't have to be a viable company but it could evolve and grow.
So we sat down and i asked Ant what he'd like to do on a map making workshop..and Mini Map-Makers was born.
I ran through the workshop idea with the school and was invitred to teach all 88 children..back to back..45 minutes each session..no break....
Now when you say that teachers have a long holiday..I UNDERSTAND WHY! It is exhausting..but it was absolutely brilliant!
I set up the company officially and have been developing resources and workshops since!
the End of August 2018 will see me have taught over 1500 children and adults all about Maps !
Just the next 7.8 million to go!
The resources are in line with the UK Curriculum and have been especially developed with FUN in mind.
Captain Alice posted on Phil Oakley's LinkedIn page - he's the HP Inc Regional Business Manager. He commented how HP had sold 'x amount of MFPs that would reach the height of Mount Everest!' Phil was inspired by our Values and Ethos!
2019 sees Mini Map-Makers being 98% Plastic FREE in its resources and Workshops products!
The Plastic sheets the 'X' Marks the Spot stickers are on are 100% recyclable!
The plastic envelopes 'The Adventures of Captain Alice' resources come in are 100% recyclable too!
Just taken stock of the board boxes for Symbol Snap and Fossils! They will be decorated and are available in the shop now!