Stories are waiting to be written

Get a free trial of the Story Engine

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A dynamic writing space to help your pupils imagine, write and share amazing stories
Instantly connects them to inspiring writing mentors for one-to-one help
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Supports young writers to unleash their imaginations
We are offering 100 free trials of the Story Engine to both primary and secondary schools. To sign up, simply send us your details, and we’ll get straight back in touch.

About the Story Engine

The Story Engine is an inspirational writing space where young people can write and publish stories and get one-to-one help from trained writing mentors.

The platform was created by the Ministry of Stories, The Workshop and the UCL Institute of Education and is part of a Digital R&D Fund for the Arts supported project exploring how young people can benefit from an online creative writing experience with real-time access to writing helpers.

Writers can use the platform to spark inspiration and ideas when they get stuck, and they get awarded with badges for their progress – from their first idea to sharing their story online with their classroom peers and the wider Story Engine community.

Our mentors are seasoned volunteers for the Ministry of Stories, a writing and mentoring centre for 8-18 year olds. All have been vetted and trained in positive mentoring techniques that support young writers to trust their imaginations and let their creativity thrive through writing.

The platform enables young writers to connect with trained mentors, and allows schools who may not be within reach of one of our locations to get inspired and benefit from our work.
Story Engine has been co-designed and developed with the collaboration of teachers, students, writers, designers, educators, academics, filmmakers and other specialists.

Check out the research report from the original trials of the Story Engine (PDF, 992KB)

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