'X' Marks the Spot Workshops!

Bedford and Surrounding Areas Workshops


I visit the Schools/Groups for the day to teach up to 4 Workshops, usually in the school hall or big open space. 

All resources are brought along and handed out for each pupil. A bespoke site-centred OS Map of the School/Group is included, to be used for future outings.

Skills Learned

A route to school - by a 5 year old.

Numbers, Letters, Grid Referencing, Scale, Colour, decision-making, understanding local area, Map-Reading, symbol identification. 

Skills include: Cognitive, Fine Motor and Language and Numeracy are embedded within the Workshop.


Mini Map-Makers bags

All resources are sourced and created by Cartographer - Captain aLice. She often calls on her crewmates to help her out - Like Able Jane - who is an amazing Painter and Cunning Katherine who draws maps too!

Past Workshops


It all began at Wootton in Bedfordshire - 90 children loved the owrkshops.. so Captain ALice developed them.. and the rest they say....is History!

2017-2018 Workshops


Since 2017, Captain Alice taught in 8 different Schools around Bedford and Cambridge and 3 different external locations -including The Higgins and Marston Vale Forrest Centre. Teaching over 1053 Children all about Maps - Captain Alice is thrilled with the first few results! 


Teaching in Schools

The trial Workshop was in Wootton, Bedford in November 2016. I took 3 Classes of 28 and invited the local paper Bedfordshire on Sunday along. Link