About Write Path



Welcome to the home of the Write Path, an ongoing project which was started in 2008 and hopes to encourage schools to share activities across the globe. Our first event was a collaborative story writing project on October 6th 2008 which included pupils from 15 global schools and five established childrens authors working together to complete 5 very diverse stories. You can find more out on the website from that year.

Last years event involved roughly 56 schools and the event took place over the course of 2 weeks. It was amazingly good fun! 

All of these authors/poets took part last year either by writing the first paragraph of a story or by writing the 1st stanza of a poem - we thank you all!
Sorrel Anderson, Robert Muchamore, Lucy Coats, Dorothy Fryd, Gervase Phinn, Anna Perera, Dave Cryer, Dan Freedman, Alexander McColl Smith, Ursula Hurley, Steve Barlow & Steve Skidmore, Louis Ferrante, Eoin Colfer, Simon Cheshire, Helen Orme, Ann Bryant, Malcolm Rose, Adrian Thompson, Michael Lawrence, Ali Sparkes, Peter J Murray, Miriam Halahmy, David Orme, Miriam Nash, Roger Stevens, Mike Garry, Jacob Sam-LaRose, Dave Cryer, Chris Bradford, Julia Jarman, Barry Hutchison, Anthony McGowan, Kaye Umansky, David Gatward, Cliff McNish, Alan Gibbons, Eleanor Updale, Jenna Burtenshaw, Michael Lawrence, Tamsyn Murray, Andy Briggs, Beverly Sanford, William Hussey, Matthew Whyman, Linda Newbery, Joe Craig, Di Toft, Cathy Cassidy, Andy Newbound, Penny Dolan, Mark Robson, John O'Brien, Tommy Donbavand, Cliff McNish.

Students in schools all over the world then worked on the stories (6 a day for one hour each school) and at the end of the week they were all published in three wonderful books by Little Books. Many schools also enjoyed video calls at changeover and regular tweet updates went out on twitter.

This years event looks to be even bigger and better - can't wait!!

(More details on the running of the event can be found on the General Information tab)


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    Reading for voting - what works?

    Started by Jan Radford. Last reply by Jan Radford Oct 24, 2012. 1 Reply

    I would like as many students as possible to take part in this, but I also want them to do it responsibly.Those of you who have voted before, how did you organise this? Did you print them? Read them…Continue

    Tags: Australia, voting

    HAPPY BUNNY. Write Path stupidly popular

    Started by Lynne Coppendale. Last reply by WP Central Oct 5, 2012. 1 Reply

    I booked one slot because I thought I'd be lucky to get maybe 30 students signing up.  I got 60.  Yes, 60!!!!!  Okay, it's a bit more work but how fabulous that the lower school (KS3, we are split…Continue

    Tips for helping Write Path to run smoothly?

    Started by Anne Robinson, Dixie Grammar. Last reply by Lynne Coppendale Oct 4, 2012. 12 Replies

    Could any seasoned Write Pathers contribute how they make the whole thing run well? I would welcome tips to make sure our students have a great experience :) Thanks in advance.

    Ongoing Writing Prompts

    Started by Dave Cryer. Last reply by Jane Prowse Oct 3, 2012. 6 Replies

    As one of the contributing writers this year, I have really enjoyed watching what happens to my opener as well as keeping a track of the other developing stories. I'm also looking forward to seeing…Continue


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