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The Guy Fox Philosophy
Guy Fox is a cartoon fox, with a simple philosophy:  "You can learn ANYTHING you want to." We believe education is a life-long endeavour, provided by the individual to the individual; we believe that a love of learning, intellectual curiosity, and resourcefulness are integral to becoming a successful citizen. We believe children want to learn; they want to achieve and to develop the skills which will empower them to become productive, proactive adults. We believe children want to improve the world around them and to take an active role in shaping that world. We believe children deserve to have their opinions heard and put into action. We believe ALL children thrive in a learning environment supported by committed professionals, using professional-quality materials, tools and resources.

To learn more about our ethos and the way our work reflects our philosophy, please download our Educational Policy. [Click here]

Our Educational Workshops
We create innovative activities and publications FOR children WITH children in London. Illustrated magazines, songs and raps, maps, posters, compact discs, interactive web sites – we're always developing new ideas. And we're always looking for children to help us with our next project! Plus, we have LOADS of fun in the process!

How We Are Funded
Guy Fox History Project does not receive government or statutory funding, so we rely on corporate partnerships, income that we generate from the sales of our maps and books, and donations from people who believe in what we do. Learn more about the ways YOU (or your company) can support our work.

Our-Projects

 

 

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'How the World REALLY Works: Savings, Investments & Pensions' • April to October 2016
This project is all about MONEY and the ways that you can use it to make MORE MONEY! We worked with Snowsfields Primary School and volunteers from WIllis Towers Watson to explore saving and investing and to create the 7th book in our 'How the World REALLY Works' series.

The book is now available via Amazon.co.uk.
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Funded by Willis Towers Watson and supported by Willis Towers Watson volunteers and the Guy Fox Team and featuring illustrations by children from Snowsfields Primary School (Bermondsey)

How the World REALLY Works: Savings, Investments & Pensions

'History Rocks: The Great Fire of London 1666' • January to June 2016
We are commemorating the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London, which destroyed most of the City after a spark escaped from a ...... Oops! We can't tell you the whole story here! You'll have to read our fantastic book, which details the Great Fire itself and how the City was rebuilt afterwards.

Preview on [Facebook].

The books are ALL GONE!

We are so sorry if you have missed out on this occasion, but please join our mailing list to make sure you receive our future publications.

Visit our 'Contact Us' page to submit your postal address.

Funded by RSA Group and supported by RSA Group volunteers and the Guy Fox Team
Featuring illustrations by children from Redriff Primary School (Rotherhithe)

Great Fire of 1666

'How the World REALLY Works: Intellectual Property' • October 2015 to June 2016
We encounter Intellectual Property every day, and yet most of us know very little about it! In this project, we explored copyrights, trademarks and patents and why they are important to our economy. The result is the 6th book in our popular 'How the World REALLY Works' series.

Funded by Taylor Wessing LLP and supported by Taylor Wessing volunteers and the Guy Fox Team
Featuring illustrations by children from St Jude's Primary School (Waterloo)

How the World REALLY Works: Intellectual Property

'Happy Anniversary, Magna Carta!' • June 2014 to June 2015
We are celebrating 800 years since Magna Carta was sealed by King John at Runnymede. Working with children from John Donne Primary School in Peckham, volunteers from the local community, barristers from Blackstone Chambers and a team of creative people, we've produced amazing educational resources that explore the history and impact of Magna Carta.

The FREE resources include an illustrated book, timeline and educator's kit. Plus, we've produced an animated video for our Guy Fox Youtube Channel. All of our resources are available from our special Magna Carta website (http://www.magnacartafacts.co.uk).

Funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and supported by volunteers from Blackstone Chambers and the London community

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'How the World REALLY Works: The Economy' • December 2011 to June 2014
In this project (the 5th in our 'How the World REALLY Works' series), we partnered with children from Brook Community Primary School and volunteers from UBS to create a children's guide to the Economy. The children visited Borough Market where they learned about cheese production at Neal's Yard Dairy, and they visited the Bank of England where they were treated to a guided visit and a special presentation by two of the Bank's economists.

'How the World REALLY Works: The Economy' is two books in one, featuring an explanation of Economic concepts and a description of the way the Economy works (which is useful for children and adults alike!).

Available from our shop on Amazon.co.uk.
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Funded by UBS and supported by UBS volunteers and the Guy Fox team
Featuring illustrations by children from Brook Community Primary School (Hackney)

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'How the World REALLY Works: Our Legal System' • September 2012 to June 2013
Working with legal experts from Olswang LLP and Blackstone Chambers, we explored the Legal System with children from Peckham. We learned all about our Common Law system and how it evolved and we created a courtroom drama to teach the children about criminal trials.

'How the World REALLY Works: Our Legal System' explains the history and structure of the English legal system. The book also includes a chart of the court system and an explanation of the difference between a solicitor and a barrister.

Available from our shop on Amazon.co.uk.
Looking for large quantities of this book? Please CONTACT US to make your request.

Funded and supported by Olswang LLP, Blackstone Chambers and barristers
Featuring illustrations by children from John Donne Primary School (Peckham)

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'World ABCs with Guy Fox' • July 2011 to March 2012
Question: What can you cover with 250 children and 250 volunteers?
Answer: The entire world!

Our biggest project ever! We worked with an army of primary school children and volunteers; each child was partnered with a volunteer, and, together, they became the 'ambassadors' for a sovereign nation. The ambassadors learned all about that nation, created illustrations of national landmarks, people and animals (which are featured in the book) and made educational presentations about their countries.

'World ABCs with Guy Fox' is a 120-page compendium (a Guy Fox-o-pedia if you will) of facts and figures about the amazing world in which we live!

Available from our shop on Amazon.co.uk.
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Funded by UBS and supported by UBS Summer Interns and the Guy Fox team
Featuring illustrations by children from St James's CE Primary School (Jamaica Road)

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'History Rocks: Michael Faraday' • January 2011 to February 2012
We teamed up with Catlin Underwriters and secondary students at St Paul's Cross Way School to explore the life and work of Michael Faraday, the world's greatest experimental scientist.

With support from the Royal Institution, students presented their lectures in the very place that Michael Faraday, Humphrey Davis and other scientists had lectured to sell-out crowds in the 18th century.

Funded by Catlin Underwriters and supported by Catlin volunteers and the Guy Fox team
Featuring illustrations by students from St Paul's Cross Way Secondary School

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'How the World REALLY Works: International Commercial Law' • September 2010 to July 2011
In the 3rd phase of our 'How the World REALLY Works' project, we partnered with commercial law firm Norton Rose Fulbright and children from Tower Bridge Primary School to create this children's guide to International Commercial Law.

Funded by Norton Rose Fulbright and supported by Norton Rose Fulbright staff and the Guy Fox team
Featuring illustrations by children from Tower Bridge Primary School

International Commercial Law
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'History Rocks: The City' • September 2010 to June 2011
We explored London's smallest and oldest borough, The City of London (also known as the 'Square Mile') with a group of primary students from Randal Cremer Primary School and volunteers from UBS. Students learned all about the history of The City and its major institutions and created the illustrations for this charming book.

Available from our shop on Amazon.co.uk.
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Funded by UBS and supported by UBS volunteers and the Guy Fox team
Featuring illustrations by children from Randal Cremer Primary School (Hackney)

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'How the World REALLY Works: Insurance at Lloyd's of London' • February to June 2010
We teamed up with the lovely people at Lloyd's of London insurance market to create the second book in the 'How the World REALLY Works' series. Working with Christchurch Primary School in Brick Lane, we really pushed the boat out (if you'll pardon the pun); we turned the classroom into a 17th century coffee shop and students had to decide which ship cargos to underwrite. They negotiated premiums with the volunteers and when they discovered the fate of their ships, they either rejoiced or paid out on the claim.This and other innovative educational activities really brought the insurance market to life in the classroom.

Available from our shop on Amazon.co.uk.
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Funded by Lloyd's Community Programme and supported by volunteers from the Lloyd's Market and the Guy Fox team
Featuring illustrations by children from Christchurch Primary School (Brick Lane)

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'Cooking ABCs with Guy Fox' • July to September 2010
Our yummiest project ever! We teamed up with Shoreditch Spa who provided healthy cooking lessons to a group of children and volunteers. Afterwards, the children created illustrations for this beautiful, easy-to-use cookbook. Watch out for the chocolate beetroot muffins!

Funded by UBS and supported by UBS Summer Interns and the Guy Fox team
Featuring illustrations by children from Randal Cremer Primary School (Hackney)

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'How the World REALLY Works: Investment Banking' • March to November 2009
This was the project that got our 'How the World REALLY Works' idea off the ground! We'd had this idea as far back as 2005, to teach children about hard-to-understand industries and financial topics, and when the UBS Community Affairs Committee agreed to fund the project, we were over the moon.

Available from our shop on Amazon.co.uk.
Looking for large quantities of this book? Please CONTACT US to make your request.

Funded by UBS and supported by UBS volunteers and the Guy Fox team
Featuring illustrations by children from Brook Community Primary School (Hackney)

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'Happy Birthday, Big Ben!' • April 2008 to April 2009
We conducted this project to celebrate the 150th birthday of London's best-loved landmark. We worked with children from Camberwell, exploring the history and engineering of the clocktower, the Great Clock and the massive bell that we all know and love. The children visited Big Ben to hear him strike noon and they were given special access to the London Metropolitan Archives.

The project resulted in a series of educational resources: a booklet (illustrated by the children), an educator's kit, a 'Happy Birthday Big Ben' poster, a 'How to Make a Bell' poster and two videos that are available on the Guy Fox YouTube Channel.

Funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund
Supported by the London Metropolitan Archives, and an army of Guy Fox volunteers

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Awards & Press

Awards

Lord Mayor's Dragon Award - Community Partner Winner 2012
We were honoured to win a Dragon Award for our partnership with UBS, which, as of 2012, had impacted 60,000 children across the UK and around the world. (And the great news is, we're still working together!)

The Guardian Charity Award - 2004
Winning the Guardian Charity Award was an 'honourtunity'. It made a huge impact on our organisation, raising our profile and giving us a bit of capital to start our subsidiary company, Guy Fox Limited. We invested the award money in our first London Children's Map, which has sold over 200,000 units since its launch in 2006 and has provided a source of income to support our work.

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Guy Fox in the Press

The Economy, Explained by Children (Primary Times, September 2014)
Great articles about our 'How the World REALLY Works: The Economy' book.

Big Ben rings in 150th birthday (BBC Website, 11th July 2009)
Article about Big Ben which mentions our 'Happy Birthday, Big Ben!' project.

Reputation Building (The Guardian, 27th May 2009)
The Guardian revisits Guy Fox five years after winning the Guardian Award to see how the award affected our work.

Past perfection (The Guardian, 13th October 2004)
A feature article about the work we do, published in honour of our Guardian Charity Award.

And the winners are... (The Guardian, 8th October 2004)
The announcement of the winners of the Guardian Charity Award 2004 -- and Guy Fox is among them!

 
Last Update: 22nd November 2016
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