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The Story Wall

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The Story Wall

Collaborative storytelling for young people

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About the app

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The Story Wall brings mobile technology to creative writing to get more young people telling their stories. If it’s easier to be creative outside the classroom, then write on the school bus or in bed, and when you can’t think of what should happen next, ask other story writers to help you out!

Features

  • Invite other story writers to help you out using the “What happens next?” button
  • Use the word countdown to let you know when you need to start thinking about the ending
  • Make writing less daunting with the 1500 word limit on stories
  • Promote story writing and improve literacy in schools

About the team

The Story Wall was created by Joe, Teigan and Emma, students at Cockburn School in Leeds, who felt that lots of young people found creative writing difficult and gave up when they got stuck. With the help of their IT and English teachers, they came up with the idea for The Story Wall.

The app was developed as part of the Apps for Good programme and won the “Connected Communities – using technology to unite interests, ideas and good causes” category sponsored by TalkTalk at the Apps for Good Awards 2013. As an Apps for Good Award winner, the team worked with development agency Quickblox to have their app prototype built professionally and publicly launched, with the support of Apps for Good and TalkTalk.