Mini Map-Makers
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At Mini Map-Makers, we offer the children the opportunity to discover about the World and where we live through the subject of Cartography -Map Making and meet a real-life map-maker Captain Alice!!

#GettingChildrenMapping is an initiative created by Mini Map-Makers for school aged children to understand about what makes up a map and how and why we use maps!

There are several workshops:

The ‘X’ Marks the Spot Workshop is run by Captain Alice with all the elements of the ‘World Around you’ as part of the EYFS Curriculum for the ages 4 – 6. Get hands on Map folding experience – can you find the treasure? What symbols is that? And an amazing goody bag!

‘Cartography for STEAM’ is aimed at Yr 3 upwards and is all about how maps are within the STEAM Subjects. Lots of hands on and things to look at!!

‘cARTography’ is all about how important Art is in Map making! The Children get to create their own artwork individually and as a whole group project to display!

Making maps fun and showing them as useful tools to discover more about the world. A large map laid out on the table can spark imaginations off about what the places are like – lots of trees – dark woods or tall buildings – big busy cities or deep seas with mysterious creatures in.

All activities come with a goody bag for the children to take away and each child taught will receive their won OS Map. The school will receive their own Site Centred map to start their own adventures on!

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Fee Structure:

Each workshop is taught with 30 in a session: depending on the year size, costs are as follows: 30, 60, 90 and 120 pupils-

XMTS: 45 mins duration (set up 30mins)

From £165.99, £327.99, £493.99 and £660.99

Cartography for STEAM: 90 mins duration (set up 30-45 mins)

From £199.99, £374.99, £549.99 and £719.99

cARTography: 90 mins duration (set up 30-45 mins)

From £179.99, £359.99, £539.99 and £719.99

Staff Training:

Can offer workshops for teachers on the subject of Maps and Cartography, and how to use them in the class / for a topic / online / GIS of Hand Drawn / Art in cARTography.


Referee 1: Vicki Kilroy - Hazeldene School, Bedford

Referee 2: Clare Rogers - Higgins Museum, Bedford

Referee 3: Sam Hayden - Forest of Marston Vale Centre

Referee 4: Vicki Jennings - Wilstead Primary

Contact details available upon request.

Other Information:

Public Liability Insurance: Held

Safeguarding: Valid DBS Check

Contact Name
Alice Gadney
Bedford, MK40 3NT
07470 067531