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8th December 2017

Technology creates a modern 'FairITale'

Team Advanced are taking part in the ‘Million Makers’ initiative to raise vital funds for The Princes Trust and as part of their campaign have held a competition inviting children aged from 6 to 11 years old to write a modern ‘FairITale’ – fairy tale stories with a technology twist.

While the most traditional opener for a fairy tale evokes childhood memories of dragons, princesses, and trolls, many are asking whether the fairy tale is still relevant to children today. Having long been criticised for reinforcing outdated stereotypes, is it time for these traditional tales to have a new focus? And given the digital era in which we live, should technology be part of the story?

Following the competition launch, Advanced were overwhelmed with the response from children and were enthused when picking the winning stories, which introduce the inspiring tale of Alice in Digiland, and Sir Bastian and his smartphone.

With all profits going to the charity, The book has now been published, and was launched at Mailbox Birmingham this week. You can order a copy online for just £10 at www.oneadvanced.com/fairitaleswriting.

The books will be sold in December in the run up to Christmas with all proceeds being donated to The Prince’s Trust to help disadvantaged young people in the UK change their lives and get into work, education, training or volunteering.

If you have any questions or wish to find out more about the book, the Million Makers project and how you can help, then please contact one of the team at [email protected].