Further to my recent post on the Story Shuffle Project, I’m glad to share some further images of the app.
The Story Shuffle Project encourages children to write and ten local schools are taking part, one of which is Merdon Junior School. The schools partner up with local libraries and naturally Merdon is linked to our library.
Image Credit: All Story Shuffle images in this post were supplied by Eastleigh Borough Council (James Hibberd).
The project is being launched by The Berry Theatre and sets pupils ten challenges to complete during the autumn term. The schools will use the story of Sir Bevis of Hampton, Southampton’s legendary hero, as the basis for the challenges, devised by the theatre’s associate writer, Matt Beames.
Once the children have written their stories, these will then be collated, digitised and fed into the Story Shuffle app. These are then unlocked when the children visit their local library and enter a secret code.
I think the images look wonderful and confirms what I thought in my earlier post. I would have loved having a go at writing my stories and using a secret code to access them again via this app and my local library! I would have loved even more being able to access other stories and discovering a wealth of other books out there.
I hope all who use the Story Shuffle app have a great deal of fun with it and that it encourages a love of books and greater library use. From my viewpoint as a writer, what is there not to like about this?!
In general terms, anything that encourages people to see creative writing as something they can do for fun (and anyone can do it, there are no barriers) and encourages reading has got to be a good thing.
I hope the ten schools and libraries taking part in this project discover that all learn a great deal from this and maybe other schools and libraries will take part in the future.
And to finish, the final image shows an extract from one of the stories of Sir Bevis, this one written by Matt Beames.
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