The Playground Map Project aims to paint accurate maps on the playgrounds of primary and secondary schools across Scotland. The project started in 2011 with a map of the world (measuring 8m x 6m), and we now also have a map of Scotland (measuring 5m x 3m). Our painter, Cat Mackay, has installed dozens of maps, and every time she visits a school, pupils and staff are enthusiastic about the maps and are fascinated with the installation process.
The project was initially supported by donations from RSGS members and by grants from the People’s Postcode Trust and The Craignish Trust. RSGS is now able to subsidise some of the costs of installing the maps, but schools are asked to contribute £100-£200 each for their maps from their own fundraising efforts. The map of Scotland costs £100 for RSGS School Members, and £150 for non-Members. The map of the world costs £150 for RSGS School Members, and £200 for non-Members.
Our aim is get a map into every school in Scotland that has space for one, and to assist in their upkeep and continued use as a valuable teaching resource. Please contact us if you are interested in getting a playground map for your school.