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.

"Thank you very much for two fabulous workshops; it was really great to see the students absorbed in their tasks and listening intently to the poetry. I loved the writing tasks and prompts you did with them and thought the whole day was structured really well. They will certainly remember their day with the poet."

Tracy Williams - Huish Episcopi Academy

"I thought that the day was amazing! Your riddle structure helped me write a good riddle. Thank you so much."

Emily - 12 years old
 

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.

 

About Mr Storywalks

 

The brainchild of poet technologist Christopher Jelley, Storywalks was born out of a passion for Storytelling and creativity. His works often entice the audience to engage and create content in new and enticing ways. The Exmoor Poetry Boxes, with just six little tins, gathered over 5500 poems from passersby, and similarly the Exeter Poetry Pin Project turned the whole city of Exeter into a virtual poetry town.

My works turn our landscapes into a place for word play and create new possibilities for pupil literacy interactions.

Christopher Jelley

For more about Mr Jelley see www.jelley.info

Storywalks works have been supported by Arts Council England, South West Heritage Trust, Rook Lane Arts Trust, Somerset Arts Works, InspirED, The SHINE Trust, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, Ernest Cook, Garfield Weston and many many many great schools across the UK.