Those of you that took part in WP last year have a real advantage here because you already know so please feel free to ignore this post! But for our newbies - I will work out a timetable for each day with a mix of UK and international schools and I will advise you of your time slot. Each school will have the set of stories for that day and the comic for a little over an hour and you can request to continue the video story if you wish also. If you do not want to work on the comic that's fine but if you do you will of course need access to a scanner so that your continuation can be passed on to the next school. Schools are encouraged to pass on the stories etc with a short video conference (probably using Skype is easiest) but if you cannot do this it's not a problem - it does add something for the pupils if you can however. Please let me know as soon as possible if your school will be using video conferencing - then I can build in more time for this. It would be great if we can amass as much video and photographic material from the day, it's great to look back on this afterwards.The last school on the timetable will be given a time extension as they will need to 'round off' the stories as they write the last paragraph. As stories are passed on I need to be copied in each time please then I can upload the stories to the ning and schools can see how they develop and prepare for their turn.
The students that take part each day will be asked to vote for their favourite paragraph of each of the stories they work on (and they are not allowed to vote for their own school ;0) ) so we will have one 'winning' school each day although I hope all the students participating will feel they have 'won' and will get a lot out of the day. Of the 5 day winners one overall winner will be chosen and they will receive medals for their students and a trophy which they keep for one year. I have arranged for the stories & comics to be printed in a book and each school will receive one copy of this book - you can order additional copies if required.
Phew.....thinks thats about it for now but any questions please just ask! Hope this helps make things a bit clearer.