Ordnance Survey: Free Maps for 11 Year Olds

Cartography points to the Ordnance Survey’s Free Maps for 11 Year Olds program, which, according to a recent news release, has doubled the number of students who feel confident using maps and tripled the number who enjoy using them. The program, now in its fifth year, has distributed 700,000 maps — 1:25,000-scale maps of an area relevant to the school — to schoolchildren in England, Wales and Scotland. The maps are theirs to keep, not the school’s. The Survey’s Teaching Resources page has PDF downloads of some of the materials. See also MapZone, the Survey’s kids’ site.