Wildlife Map Competition from Digimap for Schools

Digimap for Schools has announced a map competition today which is open to Primary Schools.

It's a chance to get a visit to your school from Steve Backshall.

Here's (one of) the exciting part(s)

If you are not already subscribed to Digimap for Schools you can sign up for 30 days free access to Digimap for Schools to make your map.

Wildlife map competition

Can your pupils take a photo that will bring Steve Backshall to your school?

Eligible Schools

This competition is open to all schools in GB who have pupils up to Year 6 or Primary 7.

How to enter

Ask your pupils to take photographs that evidence wildlife in the locality of the school and pin them to a map using Digimap for Schools.
Already a Digimap for Schools user? Log into the service as normal using the link on the left-hand side and make your map!
Use the teacher and pupil instructions to help you plan where to look for wildlife, make and submit your map.
Have a look at the sample map to get an idea of how your map should look.
Click to view the competition rules.


Steve Backshall will take up to 30 of your pupils on a wildlife walk and speak at your school assembly.
Bonus prizes of books signed by Steve Backshall will also be sent to the 2 most interesting individual photos from schools tweeted each week with the hashtag #wildlifemap.
Promote the competition around your school to get pupils and staff interested by printing off and displaying one of these posters!

Make lots of maps!

During this free month all teachers and pupils at your school can make as many maps as they like, so this is a good opportunity to deliver some map skills teaching in geography and to find out what your school area looked like in the 1950s and 1890s.

Get cracking!