Badington House School

Britain is a walkover for Norwich High girls!

Published Tuesday 15th of November 2011 10:38:16 AM

You are invited to come into Norwich High on Friday 18th November, between 10am and 12.00pm. 60 Year 6 children from St Williams Way Primary School in Norwich will be visiting the map.

You are also welcome to attend our evening Reception on Tuesday 15th November. Members of the Norfolk Geographical Association will be at the event (7.00-8.30pm). A variety of different food from around the UK will be served at this event in celebration of our varied culture.

From 14th to 18th November, the world's largest map of England and Wales, measuring an incredible 11m x 13m, will be coming to Norwich High School. Girls from the Polliwiggle Nursery to the Sixth Form, as well as guests from a number of other local schools, will be walking the length and breadth of our country every day as they explore this unique Mapland map.

The map is made up of all the OS Landranger map sheets put together in a durable form. Weighing in at 50kg, it was delivered to the school and will be laid out on the floor of the Eaton Grove Hall all week. Pupils will spend time studying the map and have fun doing some of the activities. These include following the River Tees from source to mouth or walking up the M1 to see where it ends. 'We are really looking forward to hosting this amazing map', commented the Head of Geography at the school, Mr Owain Hall. 'Mapland is a hands-on, feet-on map! The children will be able to wander around the coastline, stand on the highest peaks and discover the islands of Britain! We are very excited about this opportunity and are looking forward to exploring the map'.

Over 200 local primary and preparatory school children have also been invited in to Norwich High on Thursday and Friday 17th and 18th November to interact with the map. And on the Tuesday evening (15th November) the wider school community will enjoy an evening of sampling regional food and drink specialities from around Britain, whilst exploring the map. They will also have an opportunity to learn more about the extensive fieldwork programme operated by the school. This will be a fun opportunity for staff, parents and friends of the school, as well as members of the Norfolk Geographical Association, to take part in light hearted activities.

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