Lecturer duo kick-off book funding bid
SWANSEA lecturers Lucy Griffiths and Christopher Thomas have launched a campaign to crowd-fund a series of children's books
The duo — founders of the social enterprise We Are Lucky — are offering backers the opportunity to pre-order copies of the books via the popular website Kickstarter.
If it is successful in achieving its £3,500 target the books will be printed here in Wales and dispatched in time to be sent out as Christmas gifts.
The pair created their first three books as a way of encouraging very young children, aged 2-7, to learn about nature whilst also developing an adventurous, enterprising and independent approach to life.
Lucy and Chris are both lecturers at the University of Wales Trinity St David, where they run enterprise education and career development workshops to encourage students to take an enterprising approach to their careers.
Lucy said: "The Island Friends books are fun, accessible and easy to read, but in each of the stories, there are enterprising skills, attributes and behaviours embedded in the narrative, to get young children learning how to 'make their own luck' from a very early age.
"The more we raise during the campaign, the greater the impact we'll be able to have by developing parent and teacher resources to support the books, and interactive additions to the printed materials."