Little Tommy Morris is THE children’s book of the year for anyone who loves the great game of golf and would like their children to love it too. Written by acclaimed St Andrews golf historian Roger McStravick and illustrated by St Andrews artist, Maria Amelia Randall, this gorgeous story charts the meteoric rise of golf’s first ‘rock star’ prodigy, St Andrews resident Tom Morris Jnr, winner of 4consecutive Open Championships.
At , we have produced a gorgeous first edition 36-page picture book, due for release in April 2015, charting Tommy’s childhood through to his rise to fame and champions titles at the Open. However, we need YOUR help to take it to the next level.
FIRST SCOTLAND, THEN THE WORLD!
We want to ensure that the story of ‘Little Tommy’ reaches as far and wide as possible, inspiring as many children as we can. We believe that this story will inspire children to be bold, to try out a new sport and to believe in their abilities. This is not just a story about golf, but about an ordinary child who achieved extraordinary things. It is also a story of the love and support between a father and his son.
IT IS OUR AMBITION TO SEE LITTLE TOMMY INSPIRING CHILDREN IN EVERY SCHOOL IN THE WORLD.
However, we have to start somewhere. For this reason, we would like to print enough copies to get one to every school in Scotland. In addition, we would like to produce a beautifully design ‘story sack’, a bag bursting full of activities, games and goodies to encourage children to take an interest in golf, as well as be inspired by this young sporting hero and his bravery. For our Scottish edition, we have found professionals to help us make sure that this education pack would fit perfectly with the Scottish Curriculum for Excellence, meaning that it would also incorporate games of literacy, numeracy and elements of well-being. We can also adapt the resource to fit wonderfully with different school curricula around the world and have plans to translate the materials to other languages.
There are just over 2000 primary schools in Scotland. Most schools are on quite a tight budget, especially when it comes to purchasing resources and schools often share resource packs among groups of schools (clusters). Many schools cannot afford to purchase all the resources they would like to, and many rely on parent fundraising to afford resources. Therefore, we are aiming to raise enough funds to create 200 Education packs to be shared between schools across the country. We will also make sure every school gets the story book itself. If we raise more than this, we will be delighted to be able to share more education packs with more schools! It our dream to take the story of ‘Little Tommy’ far beyond St Andrews. Please help us with our vision to make the wonder of golf accessible to every child in Scotland and the wider world, either by supporting this campaign or by contacting us directly at email@example.com