THE REIMAGINING HOME PROJECT
What if the secret of our secure future lay in the forgotten past?
A secret that only children knew about. It told the stories of a past world which became a wasteland.
Once upon a time there was a city of dreams. Something happened there a long-time ago. An event that shifted everything. Since that time, a group of children have become Story Rebels. They are time travellers who reimagine histories and create new worlds. Worldbuilders. Can they find out the secrets of the past to save the future? Are they brave enough to face the challenges ahead?
This is a story designed to be created together by Story Rebels of all ages. They will follow our story guides, Lisa and Hywel, across three different lands and explore the cave, the wasteland and the new world of Anksi. These settings will provide a creative space for Story Rebels to make stories and fictional histories together using music, words, images, objects and materials. Following a narrative structure, activities start by mapping the setting and then move into developing character and place. Story Rebels are encouraged to record their journey and share their stories by uploading their creations, potentially changing the course of the narrative as they do so.
Story Makers Company uses drama to raise awareness about human understanding and experience. The Reimagining Home project aims to respond to a time of global crisis by celebrating the joy and wellbeing associated with ‘making’ creatively together. The project also explores eco-literacy or the understanding of the ways in which we can look after our planet, and global citizenship or the ways that we can live together in ethical and meaningful ways.
Let’s imagine a new world together!
Before you enter
This is a collaborative project by Story Makers Company, Leeds Beckett University, created with several brilliant story weavers.
Children are encouraged to share their story responses by uploading their creations, these will not feature any videos revealing children’s identities, but it can be their voices telling or reading their story with an image or picture. We would like to use children’s online ideas and responses to write about this story. We are using Padlet software and so would like to request that parents/carers/ adults take responsibility for the uploading process.
All uploads will be checked before they appear, and so you may need to wait before your creation appears! By continuing, you are giving permission for a child to enter the story.
Note to Teachers and Artist Educators
At the end of this 3 week adventure, we will also be releasing a series of conversations with artists about building Anksi and offering further insight into storying processes using drama, spoken word, creative writing and other creative arts.