Jake Speaks Up

‘Jake Speaks Up’ was inspired by the life story of a young man who participated with the Stories2Connect project. This film was co-created and produced by the Stories2Connect team. The illustrations were created by one of UCLan’s talented Illustration students, Alice Cullinane.  

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First Day on the Job

Last week we welcomed our new summer intern, Deanna, to the project. Amongst other things, Deanna will be involved in talking to lots of children and young people to find out what they think of our ever-growing collection of stories and phygital objects. Here in her first blog, she reflects on her first day with Read More …

Rosie’s Recount

As part of our aspirations to share stories in a variety of media, Rosie presented her fantastic animation at the C2U Conference earlier this month. Here she shares some of her memories of the event and reflects on audience responses to her animation about ‘Terry’: a young person with autism trying to negotiate the challenges Read More …

Proud moments from across the globe

Thomas, a Stories2Connect young researcher, recounts his epic adventure in Vancouver… In May, I have been with Cath, Candice and Rosie to Vancouver, Canada for the C2U Expo. When I heard from my Mum that I was chosen to go to Canada with Stories to Connect, I was absolutely amazed because I didn’t think it Read More …

S2C Connects with Canada!

Preparations are well underway for our visit to Vancouver where members of the project team will be showcasing the S2C project and sharing insights with an international audience of community members and academics at the c2uexpo . The conference aims to bring together a diverse range of people interested in working together to create social change, Read More …

How do you connect with stories?

As part of Stories2Connect’s wider community engagement we were interested to find out how young people connect with stories in their daily lives. Our guest Blogger, Sophie Smith, has shared an article that forms part of her sixth form study towards an Extended Project Qualification. Here she tells us more about how she connects with Read More …

Our Summer Workshop – phygital and story making

This Summer, the ‘Stories to Connect’ group gathered together for yet another creative workshop. The workshop was hosted at Lancaster University with both the story making and the phygital teams coming together. Both provided plenty of activities over two days to help inspire creativity and help progress the story and phygital making. Our UCLan intern, Read More …

Interviews, Inductions and Introductions.

Amy Lee Tempest is a first year literature and creative writing student at UCLan. She will be working with the project over a ten week period as part of a research internship. Amy will be learning about the project’s aims and objectives, research methods and assisting with the running of the project. Here she blogs Read More …

S2CW Virtual Reality!

Building onto what we created with the Arcade Machine, we came up with the idea that showing the videos in a more private setting might have a more meaningful impact. With that in mind we built two different Virtual Reality games using the Samsung Gear VR system. These games built in Unreal Engine will show Read More …