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Your Twine to Choose!

on Jun 14, 2017 in Creative People, Featured, Inspiration, Literacy, Projects, Workshops

Your Twine to Choose!

Twine is a special program that lets you write stories, which are also games: they can go in different directions, remember things the reader did, and have lots of different endings. Twine is free to download and use. You don’t even need to know how to program! Twine uses a simple language that is easy to learn. 100 Story Building have started running workshops using Twine with our resident game designer and writer Ben McKenzie, and the writer, designer and creator of Little Witch Story, Snow McNally! Below you can try playing some of...

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High Rules and Signs

on Apr 18, 2017 in Creative People, Featured, Projects, Uncategorized, Workshops

High Rules and Signs

The signs are everywhere if you know where to look. More specifically the signs are at Highpoint Shopping Centre. That’s where hundreds of kids helped us make signs to inform the public on a multitude of rules and regulations that adults had neglected, forgotten, or never even imagined. For example, did you know that you should never leave your children next to a lion? Or that, in the interests of safety, unicorns are required to remove their horns when riding the escalator? Or that you shouldn’t poke people in the eyeball? Well...

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Podcasting with LEVEL 87 Book Club!

on Feb 16, 2017 in Creative People, Featured, Literacy, Projects, Uncategorized, Workshops, Writing

Podcasting with LEVEL 87 Book Club!

Over the summer holidays, the members of Level 87 Book Club tried to prise open the trapdoor and sneak down the 100 Story Building elevator to record their very first podcast. Too bad the elevator doors were rusted shut due to poor maintenance service checks! Nevertheless, they were able to utilise their new sound recording and editing skills to capture the mysterious sounds from the underground levels, talk about their favourite books and report back their findings on the definite lack of snacks available. Listen to the full podcast...

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More than one way to catch a Llama

on Jan 11, 2017 in Creative People, Events, Featured, Literacy, Workshops, Writing

More than one way to catch a Llama

  Over the summer break we decided to put our spare time to good use: we set out to search for that pesky Llama that went missing from Level 14. We packed our backpacks full of dried apples (Llama’s favourite food) and made sure our shoelaces were tied with double knots (Llamas can run real fast when they want to). A series of clues and left-behind right footprints lead us all round Melbourne but alas the Llama was always two steps ahead! However, it turns out that Alana’s Level 14 Llama has been making some excellent...

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Level 63 Zoo: Incident Reports

on Dec 20, 2016 in Creative People, Featured, Inspiration, Writing

Level 63 Zoo: Incident Reports

Welcome to the Level 63 Zoo This zoo is home to many animals, such as the Mottled Capybara Moth, the Barking Snake and, the visitor favourite, the Jumping Tiger Seal. However, with all these new and exciting animals come countless perils – which is why we enlisted the help of our workshop participants. After a recent spate of escapes and eaten park-goers, the Council of Zookeepers has proclaimed that we need to record an incident log. So if anything life threatening does occur, a well documented record can be kept. If you have a zoo...

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Early Harvest #5 Interview: Iola, Chloe, Mackenzie & Elliott

on Dec 13, 2016 in Creative People, Early Harvest, Inspiration, Projects, Workshops, Writing

Early Harvest #5 Interview: Iola, Chloe, Mackenzie & Elliott

100 Story Building mentor, Britney, interviews this year’s Early Harvest editors. Woah! Today, we have a combined interview with four editors, each bubbling with energy. We also may or may not have gotten extremely off topic, but it’s all about getting to know them anyways. Britney: Can you introduce yourselves with one fact. Iola: I’m Iola and I like drawing. Elliott: I’m Elliott and I like playing music. Chloe: I’m Chloe and I’m obsessed with gymnastics. Mackenzie: I’m Mackenzie and I love sport. B: What sport do you...

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Story Hubs

on Nov 28, 2016 in Creative People, Education, Evaluation, Events, Featured, Inspiration, Literacy, Projects, Social Enterprise, Workshops, Writing

Story Hubs

After three years telling stories with more than 5,000 children and young people in Footscray, we are looking beyond the galaxy, the time machine and the skydeck. We’d like to work with you on something much bigger than our very tall (or very deep?) Building.  We’d like to co-create an imaginative space for children and young people in your community. To support this, we would also develop a sustainable program of creative literacy activities to transform children and young people’s literacy, confidence and sense of belonging. This...

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Early Harvest #5 Interview: Mervin & Nahwonmiah

on Nov 18, 2016 in Creative People, Early Harvest, Inspiration, Projects, Workshops, Writing

Early Harvest #5 Interview: Mervin & Nahwonmiah

100 Story Building mentor, Britney, interviews this year’s Early Harvest editors. Britney: Hi, can you just introduce yourselves and one fact? Nahwonmiah: Hi I’m Nahwonmiah. Mervin: Hi I’m Mervin. N: One fact about me is that I am obsessed with Nike. B: Yup I can see that. M: One fact about me is that I am obsessed with basketball. B: Nice. Do you play basketball (to Nahwonmiah)? N: Nope, soccer. B: So what got you guys into Early Harvest? N: They came to our school and our teacher asked who wanted to come. We said that we wanted...

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Early Harvest #5 Interview: TAKSH

on Nov 2, 2016 in Creative People, Early Harvest, Inspiration, Projects, Workshops, Writing

Early Harvest #5 Interview: TAKSH

100 Story Building mentor, Britney, interviews this year’s Early Harvest editors. Britney: Hey! Can you please introduce yourself and one fact? Taksh: My name is Taksh and I’m 10 years old. B: So what got you into Early Harvest? T: My teacher got an email for Early Harvest and gave us all copies, and I applied. B: Ah nice. Also, I noticed you have an ear piercing! Did it hurt? T: Nah. B: Damn, you’re brave! What are your hobbies? T: I like to play downball, soccer and cricket. B: What’s your favourite? T: Cricket. B: Do you play...

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Early Harvest #5 Interview: KIARA

on Oct 28, 2016 in Creative People, Early Harvest, Inspiration, Projects, Workshops, Writing

Early Harvest #5 Interview: KIARA

100 Story Building mentor, Britney, interviews this year’s Early Harvest editors. Britney: Hey! So just introduce yourself with one fact about yourself. Kiara: My name is Kiara and I enjoy playing sports outside, eating and sleeping. B: What sports do you play? K: I usually like playing tennis but at school I like playing basketball and sometimes downball. B: What got you into Early Harvest? K: I enjoy reading and writing. I’ve got a heap of books at home and a journal that I write in, so I really wanted to create a – because...

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