Generation Diary

What is Generation Diary?

Generation Diary is a year long multi-media diary writing campaign during which we aim to build the biggest ever digital diary. By doing so we will be encouraging self expression in young people aged 13 – 15 (the age at which Anne Frank wrote her diary), giving them a voice just like Anne Frank. Participants can contribute as many or as few entries as they wish and will feel they are building part of something big.

Entries, submitted in written or video with writing format, will be analysed by the Department of Social Psychology at the University of Kent, and findings will provide an empirical picture of the voice of Britain’s teenagers today.


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Generation Diary Launch

The campaign was launched on Anne Frank Day, 12th June, which would have been Anne's 85th birthday. We were joined by 85 teens from various schools in London to help us mark the occassion and kick start the campaign. 


Our metre long cake in the form on Anne's diary and fountain pen, was a huge feature of the day, thanks to The Cake Man Dulwich and his extraordinary efforts - there certainly was plenty of cake to go round!

What went in to the making of our giant diary cake?

Our metre long diary cake had a total of:
- 144 eggs
- 11kg of butter
- 30kg of icing


It took four days to make and weighed more than the average adult!



To visit the Cake Man Dulwich website, click here.