Storywalks for Schools

Set reading and writing free with storywalks, a dynamic fusion of tech and creativity creating bespoke trails to ignite your pupils literacy. Stories can be read through any GPS-enabled device, no installation required, just navigate in your browser.

 

The Storywalks Experience

Experience a storywalk day in your learning environment with geolocated text-based stories anchored to your school. Start with a template trail then go wild and create your very own from scratch positioning your GPS points in any grounds, playing field, or even a distant woodland.

The Three Flavours

Subscription

A whole year of limitless storywalks possibilities.

Write and deploy as many trails as you like.

Use ready made tales to clone right in or write your own, be they history or mystery.

A storywalks student holding a found seed

Experience Day

Invite a Storywalker to your school for a days literacy magic.

They'll bring the tech, deploy a story in your grounds, re-write it with your pupils and then reveal their work outside.

A tree stump made into a clock face with charcoal and feathers

Residential

Invite a Storywalker in to your school for a set of days over a longer period, and get a deeper and richer experience.

Skill up your class and your self in making trails, writing content and more.

 

Engage learners

Unchain your literacy and ignite creativity by combining outdoor exploration with reading and writing. Disenfranchised pupils are inspired, gifted and talented thrive. Furthermore Storywalks is a great use of your Pupil Premium Fund.

"Storywalks is not a box, it's a door which must stay open"

Julie Turner Yr 2 Teacher February 2015
 

Award winning web app

Award from The SHINE Trust associated with Times Educational

Pupils went up 4 book bands over a single term and have made at least 2 sub levels progress in their reading.

At Norton St Philip School in Somerset

Your published walks have live web links enabling teachers and pupils to share their literacy with parents and carers beyond the confines of the classroom.

 

Pre-loaded with learning resources

Storywalks subscribers have free access to some great resources including - schemes of work, template stories, how-to videos and more. All tailored toward KS1 and KS2 pupils to make classroom deployment easy from the start. Pupils can cover curriculum elements including reading and listening, ICT, computational skills and geography.

Click here to make contact

Each version of storywalks is customised for the school's needs and the process starts with a phone call. Click the green button above.

 

Who are Storywalks?

 

The brainchild of Christopher Jelley (www.jelley.info), storywalks was born from his twin passions of story-telling and creativity. Teaming up with Claire Vowell in 2014 the project was honed for the education sector allowing your school to easily benefit from this award-winning team.

Storywalks pilots are being delivered with support from The SHINE and Rook Lane Arts Trusts with additional support from Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, Ernest Cook and Garfield Weston.