Great Lighthouses of Ireland and Fighting Words invited 7-12 year-olds to become Young Storykeepers.
Your lighthouse-inspired stories are incredible!
1,256 Super Submissions!
In May 2020, Fighting Words and Great Lighthouses of Ireland invited submissions of original writing inspired by lighthouses from young writers aged 7-12. We received stories, poems, illustrations, song lyrics and even stop-motion animations for what we call the Young Storykeepers initiative. They are simply fantastic!
Sent to us from every corner of the island of Ireland and beyond, the creativity has shone through and every Young Storykeeper should be very proud!
Young Storykeepers: Volume Four is Here!
See if your story is one of the 200 included in Volume Four below!
Below are just some of the stellar submissions included in Young Storykeepers: Volume Four. In addition to the stories, poems and illustrations created by the young authors, a team of Fighting Words volunteer illustrators and animators created original artwork for the Young Storykeeper project.
The final edition of Young Storykeepers will be published in December. We look forward to sharing all the amazing creativity from more young authors then!
Awesome Animations & Songs
A number of stories were also selected for animation by Fighting Words’ talented volunteer team of illustrators and animators.
Some of the stories were even sent in by young animators and songwriters themselves!
Watch these fantastic works below:
- The Flashing Lighthouse by Katie Wheadle
- The Lighthouse Keeper’s Children and the Magic Flute by Imogen Price
- The Lighthouse by Felipe Kinane
- The Keepers by Kaifina Quearney
- The Lighthouse by Hugh Johnson
Watch all eight of the super stories brought to life through animation by Fighting Words’ brilliant team of animators and illustrators in the playlist below:
Young Storykeepers: Volume Three | September 2020
The third volume of Young Storykeepers was launched in September 2020, you can read it here:
Young Storykeepers: Volume Two | August 2020
The first volume of Young Storykeepers was launched on 10 August 2020, you can read it here:
Young Storykeepers: Volume One | June 2020
The first volume of Young Storykeepers was launched on 13 June 2020 to celebrate Creative Ireland’s Cruinniú na nÓg initiative. You can read it here:
Fighting Words and Great Lighthouses of Ireland wish to acknowledge the support of Creative Ireland for this programme.
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