Teach Your Granny to Text & Other Ways to Change the World is a new book available for £6.60 on Amazon.
Here’s the background:
In a unique collaboration between the social change organisation We Are What We Do and the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF), thousands of children were invited to come up with simple, everyday actions that we can all do to make a difference to the biggest problems facing the world today.
The best 30 actions, which tackle issues ranging from climate change and social exclusion to obesity and animal rights, are featured in a groundbreaking new book, entitled Teach Your Granny to Text & Other Ways to Change the World.
This book is the latest project from We Are What We Do Ã¢â‚¬â€œ the organization behind the bestselling Change the World for a Fiver and the Ã¢â‚¬Å“I’m not a plastic bagÃ¢â‚¬Â project with designer Anya Hindmarch Ã¢â‚¬â€œ and has been produced with their trademark originality, creativity and wit. It includes contributions from some of the biggest names in children’s books: Anthony Horowitz who has
provided an exclusive Alex Rider short story to encourage kids to read with a pal; Sam Stern, who has provided a recipe to enable kids to cook a meal from scratch; and Where’s Wally? who makes an exclusive guest appearance to get kids to look closer. The interactive book also includes seeds, maps, stickers and much more.
Kudos to 10 year old Erica Ritchie who came up with the text-a-granny idea:
Erica Ritchie, aged 10, who contributed the title action “Teach your granny to text” explains where her idea came from: “It’s nice for grandparents and children to keep in touch in an easier way than e-mail and writing a letter and quicker and cheaper than a phone call – especially if they live faraway like mine!”
I’d recommend getting your Granny an iPhone as it’ll be an easy task teaching her with that. Don’t even bother trying with the likes of a Motorola.