Inspiring reading and writing with the Lifeline App

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Inspiring reading and writing in young people can sometimes be a challenge, but utilising popular media and technology often has a big impact on pupil engagement in this area.

The rather fab text-based adventure game Lifeline was just named Apple’s App of the Week. To tie in with this, it is now available to download for free for the first time since it launched in April last year.

Do you remember those stories and games you’d play as a child where you would walk a character through a game helping them to make choices? I used to love “Boggit” as a child – a fun alternative version to the Hobbit with its main character of ‘Bimbo’ (that name might not make it into an actual game these days!).

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