Story Builder

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Medium (5-11 activities)


Northern Ireland

Related calendar events

National Storytelling Week
30 January - 6 February

Our Story Builder resource is aimed at pupils aged 7-11, and enables learners to develop their understanding of the basic building blocks of film - the 3Cs and 3Ss of film, colour, character, camera, story, sound and setting - to create imaginative narratives of their own. They will be able to use our interactive workbook to plan their own films stage by stage.

Exclusive Northern Ireland Offer - The Into Film team in Belfast are offering a FREE virtual visit to work through an activity from the pack and allow your pupils an opportunity to ask any questions they may have.

Each engaging and accessible element of the resource can be used as a stand-alone activity, or combined, so that learners can plan or make a film composed entirely of their own ideas. The resource allows pupils to work alone or collaboratively to develop characters, build their story arc, decide on settings and even design their very own film posters. 

Story Builder engages with the curriculum seamlessly, harnessing the unlimited creative talent of young people. There are countless stories in the world, all waiting to be told - help your pupils to tell theirs.

"As a teacher it is heartening to see children so engaged with their imaginations when completing the Story Builder tasks and creating their own unique story"

                                                                                                  -  Bernadette Boyle, Primary School Teacher

This resource includes


Story Builder

A collection of activity sheets exploring the magic of stories and film.

Size: 10.41 MB

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Story Builder resource.

Story Builder (Black and White)

A printer-friendly black-and-white version of the Story Builder resource.

Size: 4.10 MB

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This Resource Supports

  • Art and Design
  • English
  • Literacy

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