Helping education in our Valley

We donated 90 copies of 'The Lost Words' to local schools

Our Lost Words project

Donating The Lost Words

Disappearing words

All over the country, there are words disappearing from children's lives. Kingfisher, dandelion, otter, bramble, acorn and many other words have been removed from the Oxford Junior Dictionary, distancing our children from nature.

The Lost Words book

This beautiful book highlights the loss of these simple words and is a joyful celebration of nature words and the natural world they invoke.

Our Lost Words project

Thanks to a generous grant from SC Johnson, we sourced enough books for almost all infant and primary schools in Surrey Heath and two adjoining District Council areas, Rushmoor and Hart.

Our volunteers spent a busy weekend packing them up.

We also included a full lesson plan to guide teachers on how to use this book as part of the curriculum.

Finally, we distributed them free of charge.

We’re very proud of the fact that we were one of the first organisations to run a project of this kind – it’s since been copied by many others.