Want to get out and explore Bedford or The Forest of Marston Vale?
You can now learn a whole lot more AND keep the children entertained!
Symbol Spot is a way to get families out and understanding their local towns and country parks.
What geology is there?
What about the History and Heritage?
Pick up a booklet and some pencils and follow the guide!
Don't have to do it all in one go - come back another day!
Looking for Home Ed Groups in the local Counties to help support your understanding and education of maps!
Contact me for more information
I speak about my journey in Cartography, Geography and Geology at girlguiding meetings and then the teams help fill bags for X Marks the Spot Workshops.
if you would like me to give a talk to your group - please contact us!
I can help run sessionsfor the Navigation badge or anything to do with Maps. I also host careers talks about being A Cartographer and Geologist.
Understanding about STEM and Art - how the subjects are reliant on maps for showing off information!
Map reading and making can be a therapeutic way of calming down. Looking at all the detail, colours, names and symbols.
Creating your own master piece of Cartography is not only a great achievement but can also be a relaxing journey.
When people concentrate on colouring in or creating, it can bring the heart rate down..and people start to relax and unwind.
Contact Captain Alice for more information
I don't usually recommend scrunching up maps....BUT IT MAKES THEM LOOK OLD! Add dabs of Teabags..and then it looks even older..
Thanks to Yorkshire Tea, We can make them look spectacular! Every 'X' Marks the Spot attendee gets a Yorkshire Tea teabag!
Celebrating our 1st Year!!
April 2017 marked the launch of Mini Map-Makers, a Mapping Education Services company based in Bedford, UK, created by Alice Gadney, Cartographer and Director of Silver7 Mapping.
Helping teachers save time and worry about getting the correct resources on the subject of Cartography and Map Skills. Aimed at 3 -18 year olds: with an exciting unique series of Workbooks and Workshops and other mappy items for the classroom - Puzzles, Books have been sourced by Alice!
It is our aim for the children of the UK to have a good step up to being the best Future Cartographers in the World!
Win prizes for the Best Maps or Best Colouring in!
Cartography encompasses the STEM subjects and A (Art) - check out hte STEM and Art Section ..
'X' Marks the Spot Workshops are based in schools (External sites during Evenings and School Holidays) for 3-11 year olds (EYFS, KS1 and KS2). They are an exciting, fun, educational, inspirational, enjoyable and memorable way to introduce maps and map-making!
'Cartography for STEAM' Workshops - show off the diversity of subjects that Cartography reaches!
'Cartophiles for Primary' and 'Cartophiles for Secondary' is a whole school mapping box of resources for everyone to try out and gain more skills in Mapping.
Extra Map related games and stationary for the classroom or for a rainy day are also available.
Lots of exciting and interesting books and fun bespoke resources all about Maps to develop Map skills!