Events Present and Past

Lots of Bookings coming in - So Captain Alice is keeping out of mischief!


April - Launch of Symbol Spots at Nene Valley Wetlands Centre, Rushden Lakes and Symbol Spot on the Forest of Marston Vale Line

Norfolk Visit for Cartography for STEAM

March - Bedpop Science Week





1st - Made In Bedford Fair at the Corn Exchange, Bedford


Taught to date 6578!

#Mapvember Competition all month Link here

Derbyshire School visit for Cartography for STEAM

October - 

12th STEM Festival Peterborough

6th Fun Palaces at the Higgins Museum, Bedford


29th #Getoutsideday

28th Family STEAM Day, Spinney School, Bedford

20th Tea in the Park, Ampthill Great Park


31st Forest Of Marston Vale Family Fun Day

27th Forest of Marston Vale - 'X' Marks the Spot 10 am, 12 pm and 2 pm -canceled

26th Ampthill Great Park - Family Fun Day


27th Launch of Symbol Spot at Ampthill Great Park!!

22nd Sale on Website Shop until 2nd Sept


Cartography for STEAM at the Chellington Centre


Greensand Country Festival walking guides

22nd at GeoBusiness with Get Kids into Survey

21st at ESRI UK

19th "Have a Go Harpur" Bedford Park


5th - John Innes Centre for Primary Science Conference

6-27th Bedford Easter Trail with Bedford Bid

7th - Made in Bedford Fair at Bedford Corn Exchange

9th at 9.30 am, 11.30 am and 2 pm - 'Symbol Spot' at Forest of Marston Vale - every 10 participants Alice plants a tree! £6 each and tickets here

Finalise the Symbol Spot for the Greensand Festival ... More soon


Training for National Geographic Educator 

30th Shelton Lower Easter fete

Get Kids into Survey Crime Scene posters out now! 

22nd Super "Cartography for STEAM" at Sacred Heart in Luton

20th PechaKucha talk in Cambridge!

Mini Map-Makers won BEST NEW BUSINESS 2019 !!


11-15th - Tour of the North - visiting a Cumbria Primary School


Campaign to help everyone plan, reflect about the week through colouring. 

Map posters are available for download on the page or available to purchase for £5.50 with £1.50 going to CALM 



Taught to date - 799 (12/18)

attending the Made in Bedford Artisan fair! 2/12/18 - 10 am-4 pm Bedford Corn Exchange

New posters for Get Kids into Survey are out! 

NESW Workbooks are available to buy !

Mappy Christmas Cards are out!  check out the shop! for Stocking fillers!! 


It's nearly Christmas! We have some amazing stocking fillers for your Mini Map-Makers - check out the shop!

The website is being added to!

Taught this year (10/18 ): 579


Flying Start -STEAM day and Fun Palaces all well received! 

Book Reviews, VLogs, Maps are all getting done and CHRISTMAS shop is coming together too...


Launch of HP Video at the Forest of Marston Vale!

'Cartography for STEAM' workshops Launch

29th September Family STEAM festival in Cambridge at the Spinney School, Cambridge ! It's FREE!!!


So I have taught 1059 of you brilliant amazing inspiring children!

The 1000th child walked through the door on the 29th of August! Leo aged 4 who loves maps and Dinosaurs!

  • 29th August - at the Forest of Marston Vale for Symbol Spot - tickets available at  
  • 31st August STEM Day at the Higgins  


I have nearly reached 700 (699 to date..) children taught..can I get to 1000 by the end of August?

Notable dates 

  • Symbol Spot Bedford Launch w/c 16th July - pick up the FREE booklets and crayons from Gallone's, Baby and Play and Goldings and Rogan's Books! there are competitions and goodies for you to pick up around the town - Maps, Vouchers and lots more! 
  • Captain Alice is as old as the River Festival - come and celebrate at the Higgins on the 27th July! A STEM Day - see how maps and STEM collaborate! 
  • 28th July Captain Alice will be relaxing at The Kitchen Table in St. Cuthbert's Arcade from 12.30-5pm..come along for 'X' Marks the Spot Workshops! 


Captain Alice has now taught 619 Pupils since August 2017..can she makes it 1000 by the 16th August 2018? 

Captain Alice is launching 'Symbol Spot-Bedford Town Centre' in July 2018..dates TBC

Dates are filling up for the last half of the term!- So contact me asap if you want me to visit your school/Club/Group.


Summer Half Term bought a whole host of activities for Mini Map-Makers!  And a new total - 547 pupils taught!! 

• "Mapping the Greensand" at the inaugural GreensandCountry Festival at Gamilingay EcoHub, Summerfields Miniature Railway in Haynes and at Rushmere Park 

• Launch of Symbol Spot at the Forest of Marston Vale • Launch of the updated resources in the shop!  • Extended period of the whole of June 2018 Pre-Order for the Cartophiles ! May 2018 • WE REACHED 500 PUPILS TAUGHT!!  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 30thJune 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! 


• 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 


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

Captain Alice in the Mining Poster - #GetKidsintoSurv ! Get your copy here! There are 6 to collect!

Captain Alice in the Mining Poster - #GetKidsintoSurv ! Get your copy here! There are 6 to collect!