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Schools join in Lonely Planet Kids Giant Paper Chain Campaign


To celebrate the publication of its new book, This Is My World – a fun and fascinating collection of 84 children’s stories from across the globe – Lonely Planet Kids is creating an enormous paper chain that’s shaped like thousands of children holding hands. The idea behind the campaign is to bring children from around the world together, and celebrate their diversity and shared values.  

When Lysa Upham, Headteacher at East Bierley CE(VC) Primary School, heard about the campaign, she was determined for her whole school to get involved. She asked all 230 children in the school to complete one of Lonely Planet Kids’ templates and encouraged the children to talk about the different communities they came from. The children thoroughly enjoyed learning about other cultures and values and took pleasure in completing their own individual templates.

Check out some of the wonderful photos Ms Upham sent in below and find out how YOU can get involved:

Schools join in Lonely Planet Kids Giant Paper Chain Campaign
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This Is My World

If you were asked to tell someone on the other side of the world about yourself, where would you start?

Perhaps you'd mention your favourite hobbies, the pranks you play on your family, or what you want to be when you grow up. Would you include a selfie or a family photo? A cute snap of your puppy or that awesome shot of you playing your favourite sport?

In this fascinating and fun collection, 84 children from incredibly diverse backgrounds share their stories and photos of what's unique about their lives - from weather, local festivals and hobbies to their favourite sports and food. These personal portraits also reveal the many things children have in common, no matter where they're from.

Discover what it's like to live in an orphanage in Zambezi, by a remote fjord in Greenland, on a cattle ranch in Australia, high up in the Himalaya mountains in Nepal, at an eco-lodge in Costa Rica, and much more.


30th September 2019

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