The Serious Business of Hiding a Ball

The Serious Business of Hiding a Ball was co-created by young people and the author, Amy Lee Tempest, using ‘story-making dice’ designed by the Stories2Connect project team. The story features a dog called Baxter who dreams of becoming an astro-physicist but feels anxious about his first day at school. Baxter has a special ball that helps him Read More …

Warhammer and Curry

Warhammer and Curry was written by a former Lancaster University creative writing student, Megan Breakwell, in collaboration with the Stories2Connect team of researchers. The material for this story was collected from an interview with an 11 year old boy and his foster mum who shared their experiences of living together following the death of the boy’s father Read More …

Billy the Kid

Billy the Kid was inspired by a collection of transcript excerpts from a number of different story-telling events. Dale Hannah, a writer from the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, created the storyline using a combination of our young participants’ reflections on foster care and relationships with social workers, combined with his own experiences of Read More …

Key

Key was inspired by a young person participating with the project and has been written by one of the Stories2Connect researchers. The material for the story was collected through a series of interviews and story-telling events where the writer observed and talked with ‘Ruby’ about her life and relationships with her family and carers. The Read More …

Jasper’s Answer

Jasper’s Answer was written by one of the Stories2Connect researchers in collaboration with a young person participating with the project. The material for the story was collected through a series of interviews and events where the writer observed and talked with ‘Jasper’ in a wide variety of settings. This story offers a fictional portrayal of Read More …

The Old Armchair

The Old Armchair was written by one of the Stories2Connect researchers in collaboration with a young person participating with the project. The material for the story was collected through a series of interviews and events where the writer observed and talked with ‘Alex’ about his life and future hopes and dreams. This story was written Read More …