Young Storykeepers Volume Four

Fighting Words and Great Lighthouses of Ireland invited 7-12 year-olds to become Young Storykeepers.

Your lighthouse-inspired stories are incredible!

1,256 Super Submissions!

In May 2020, Fighting Words and Great Lighthouses of Ireland invited submissions of original writing inspired by lighthouses from young writers aged 7-12. We received stories, poems, illustrations, song lyrics and even stop-motion animations for what we call the Young Storykeepers initiative. They are simply fantastic!

Sent to us from every corner of the island of Ireland and beyond, the creativity has shone through and every Young Storykeeper should be very proud!

Young Storykeepers: Volume Four is Here!

See if your story is included in Volume Four below!

Below are just some of the stellar submissions included in Young Storykeepers: Volume Four. In addition to the stories, poems, illustrations and even an animated short created by the young authors, a team of Fighting Words volunteer illustrators and animators created original artwork for the Young Storykeeper project.

The final edition of Young Storykeepers will be published in December 2020. We look forward to sharing all the amazing creativity from all of these young authors.

A poem about a lighthouse with a drawing of a lighthouse and a boat by Ava Healy in roscommon

a drawing of cartoon puffins on a rock in front of a lighthouse
Puifin's LIghthouse Adventure

a digital illustration of a goldfish wearing glasses having a cup of tea at the hotel under the sea

The Fish and the Lighthouse

Awesome Animations and Songs!

 A number of stories were also selected for animation by Fighting Words’ talented volunteer team of illustrators and animators.

Some of the stories were even sent in by young animators and songwriters themselves!

Watch these fantastic works by the authors below:

Watch all eight of the super stories brought to life through animation by Fighting Words’ brilliant team of animators and illustrators in the playlist below:

Young Storykeepers: Volume Three | October 2020

Young Storykeepers: Volume Two | August 2020

Young Storykeepers: Volume One | June 2020
The first volume of Young Storykeepers was launched on 13 June 2020 to celebrate Creative Ireland’s Cruinniú na nÓg initiative. You can read it here:

Fighting Words wishes to acknowledge the support of Creative Ireland for this programme #CreativeIreland  #Storykeeper #InThisTogether