Teach Your Granny to Text
25 Nov 2008
What simple action would you ask one million people to do to changethe world?’ This is the question that the enthusiastic people from WeAre What We Do’ asked thousands of 4 to 16 year olds.
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What simple action would you ask one million people to do to change the world?’ This is the question that the enthusiastic people from We Are What We Do’ asked thousands of 4 to 16 year olds.
They received a lot of answers ñ some innovative, some profound and many very amusing. Suggestions ranged from the sublime ñ Walk your dad ñ to the utterly ridiculous ñ Save your hair when you have a haircut and give it to someone who is bald.
The We Are What We Do’ team honed these down to 65 finalists. They passed them to a council of celebrities, teachers, children and parents, who distilled the list to 30 and laid the foundation for a new book entitled: Teach Your Granny to Text and Other Ways to Change the World. As the introduction says, the book contains 30 amazing everyday actions by children, for children. Actions that everyone can do to change the world.’
Action number three, Grow something and eat it, comes with a packet of basil seeds ready to sow and grow. The section provides you with all of the instructions required, including what to do when the plant is ready: scatter the leaves on top of action number ten, which is Cook a meal from scratch ñ a Margherita pizza!
Teach Your Granny to Text is all about well-being, empowerment, sustainability and happiness ñ all powered by action! It will not fail to amuse and inspire. So get stuck in’ because small actions x lots of people = big change.
Teach Your Granny to Text and
Other Ways to Change the World’
by Tanis Taylor… and 4,386 children (more or less).
Published by Walker Books Limited and Short Books Limited
Price £10.00 ISBN: 978 1 4063 2071 8
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