Thanks for Your Stories!
We asked you talented 7-12 year olds to become Young Storykeepers and you certainly delivered!
A joint initiative with Fighting Words, by the time submissions closed on May 19th we’d received almost 1,300 superb lighthouse-inspired tales.
From swashbuckling stories to stop-motion animation, poems, illustrations and even a song or two, your efforts have been incredible.
Here’s just some of the fantastic feedback we’ve received from young authors and their parents:
“Please find attached my son’s lighthouse story. Thank you for organising this – it really caught his imagination. He could have written almost 5,000 words he enjoyed it so much.”
“I loved writing this story and learning about lighthouses.”
“With her writing she fights isolation, boredom, anxiety and who knows what in these exceptional times… please, consider, that (my daughter) is not a native speaker, she learns English only as a second language in school. We have never been in Ireland or seen a lighthouse, either. Keep up the good work, many greetings from Germany.”
With an impressive 1,249 entries submitted, these wonderful works will be showcased in a multi-volume Young Storykeepers digital magazine across the summer.
Volume One of the Young Storykeepers digital magazine will be live on both the Great Lighthouses of Ireland and the Fighting Words websites for Cruinniú na nÓg on June 13th.
A number of stories have also been selected to be animated by the Fighting Words volunteer team of illustrators and animators and will be featured as part of the launch of Volume One!
In the meantime, Fighting Words will be in touch with all you Storykeepers soon, stay tuned for more lighthouse creativity here and on our social channels!