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Inventors & Makers – Video Game Design Workshops for Schools

About Inventors & Makers Workshops

Inventors and Makers workshops and classes focus on developing future-proofing 21st-century skills such as problem-solving, creativity and collaboration. It is these skills, so often missed in the busy school day, that will allow our children to thrive in an increasingly digital world.

 

In small classes, children are given the support and time to invent, make and collaborate, while being exposed to the tools and resources of the 21st century: for example designing their own app, creating their own short films, building a simple machine, or programming a robot.

 

The topics of the classes are intentionally broad to encourage flexibility and adaptability, whilst also allowing children to experience a range of new and interesting skills, and perhaps discover a new passion.

What to Expect

In this workshop, children learn about the skills required for effective game design and try their hands at designing several different types of video games using iPad software, but without needing to code.

 

The day is split between time into the IPads and other non-screen activities. We go through the skills and understanding required by real game designers. Children learn about game environments and systems, the need for clear rules and objectives, and how games are programmed. 

By the end of the workshop, they will have learnt lots of new skills and vocabulary and created at least four different video games. Their games can be shared with parents via an emailed link.

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