Schools participating in My Life Story
Join us and support country students under pressure from the drought by enabling students from the country and city to connect share their stories.
My Life Story Program. Children’s charity Royal Far West in partnership with Littlescribe, an educational writing platform have developed a program which supports children to write and illustrate their own book. The program aims to promote positive self-image, give kids a voice and build understanding between students from the city and country.
Together let’s elevate student voice, celebrate diversity and strengthen understanding between city and country schools.
Wow! We are excited to announce Andrew Daddo and James Foley are onboard to co-author with every student.
Teaching Resources: Littlescribes’ comprehensive writing program supports teachers with rich resources including author videos, story starters and lesson plans for term 1, 2020. Each program for K to 6, connects to the curriculum and references quality text.
What’s included? Each students receives a 12-page digital and printed copy of their story. Books will be swapped and shared amongst schools as part of the celebration.
How we are supporting country schools? Students from country schools will be gifted the program including all digital resources and a copy of their own 12-page book.
Sponsorship: Corporate and city schools can nominate to sponsor a child, class or school to write and print a 12-page book. Sponsorship is $15.00 per student.
How can schools from the country and city join in? Register and choose choose how you would like to participate from the drop down options.
Register your interest.
Connect 10,000 students and celebrate our new authors
Connect 50 schools across the nation
Sponsor 10,000 students
My Story Life Program, is a gift for country students under pressure, to write share and swap their stories with students in the city. Our mission is for 10,000 students from all schools public and private to join in and share with Australia the grit, humour and wisdom of their stories. It is opportunity for students to be heard.
Stories from the pilot
In 2018, 780 kilometres apart, 4 schools, 200 children, connected by pride, purpose and progress, wrote 2,400 pages. 200 books. 1 page, 1 child, 1 book at a time, created a library of books written by kids. Here are some of the stories.
Students from Manly Village Brewarrina, Bourke and Walgett.
A RFW and Littlescribe initiative
Children’s charity Royal Far West in partnership with Littlescribe, an educational writing platform, are supporting country schools and students under pressure with the drought by connecting and sharing their life stories with kids in the city.
One in three young children in rural and remote Australia have significant developmental health issues which impacts their ability to understand, communicate and participate in school. Based in the city and dedicated to the health and wellbeing of country kids, Royal Far West is perfectly placed to bridge the growing divide between city and country children.
Only when a child’s health and developmental needs are met can their learning potential be unlocked, giving them the best chance in life.
We believe every child has the right to write and be heard. We are committed to providing a platform that connects and empowers students from all walks of life and across the country.
We love seeing the pride on a child’s face when they turn the pages of their own book and call themselves an author.