Join our free community scheme to reduce isolation by collecting life stories!
Perfect for kids & Grandparents!
Social distancing shouldn't mean we need to be isolated.
We want to encourage people to stay connected by having conversations about their life stories.
Join Story Quest today and start connecting (It's completely FREE too!)...
Share life stories
Make a difference
Be a Life Story Collector and speak or write to relatives and friends (great for kids at home!). Or join us as a Storyteller and share your life stories, either with us or with a 'Quester' that wants to listen! Use our time to enjoy the conversation and improve your well-being.
If you know a family relative, local neighbour or friend who may benefit from playing? Discuss the best way to contact each other (e.g. phone, letter or email) and every couple of days we will send out a new topic for you to discuss. You can also play 'solo' if you want to just join our community and share your stories.
We hope our questions will lead to positive conversations and open the door to better health and well-being. We also hope you will record your stories (either by writing down your answers or recording your voice). By doing so, you will also create a wonderful legacy.
WHY TAKE PART?
Being happy and mentally active helps us to be healthy. In these difficult times, social connections are important. Telling life stories will help with our mental agility. Exchanging stories will help to educate and comfort everyone in these anxious times.
At the end of the game, you should have a wonderful insight into your loved ones. You may also have a written record too.
WHAT TOPICS WILL WE COVER?
Chronicle has been recording life stories since 2015 so we are used to asking questions to capture people’s personal stories. We'll be creating a set of topics that are interesting to talk about, along with a few hints and tips for each one. We also hope to be able to share photos that will help prompt conversation.
For example, we might suggest a topic like "Childhood Games" which along with a few hints such as:
What games did you enjoy as a child?
Do you remember the names of these games?
What was it about these games that you enjoyed most?
Do you feel these games taught you any life skills?
How do they compare to games today?
The aim is that by discussing and considering these questions, you can think about and understand a piece of your life story. If you write your answer down (or record your voice), then by the end of the Quest, you will have a wonderful record of some of your life memories.
…and don’t forget, this is a great game for kids to chat to their grandparents while they are not at school!