* Other small tourist mementoes could also be put in the backpack. It is important to stress that each adult who takes the toy on this relay around the world should fax or phone information about its journey to the school so that the children can monitor its progress on a map and globe in their classroom.
* The most important decision is choosing the first person who takes the toy abroad. It is best to ask a business executive, military personnel or other travellers from among the parents to make the first trip, and to set up the next two legs of the journey before leaving. Each adult who hands the toy on to the next should make sure they are loyal and will look after it well.
* The instructions must also specify a date for the return of the toy - it could set out at the beginning of term and be returned by term's end. Sending two or more toys at the same time may ensure a greater chance of success.