Our founder, Patrick has long links with Oxford University Press since his days living in Japan writing educational books for their English Teaching Division. In fact, much of the inspiration behind Picker Pals comes from things learned while working in teams of editors, authors, illustrators, curriculum developers and designers. It was putting that expertise together with real world practical action and a desire to equip and motivate kids to make the world better that resulted in the Picker Pals concept.
OUP were among the first organisations to reach out and help Picker Pals, both with a generous financial donation and with a special Christmas event where their social media and corporate communications teams shared a whole morning with Picker Pals advising on strategy, communication and how to make the most of the various social media channels to build our community around the world.
OUP team members have the option of spending their annual volunteer days working with Picker Pals and we are looking forward to the next steps in this project.