Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Hack To The Future, BBC Media City 5th March 2012 « Teach Computing

Hack To The Future, BBC Media City 5th March 2012 « Teach Computing,
Uclan Games Design Course in collaboration with the BBC and Alan O'Donohoe, Leader of Computing; IT, Our Lady's High School.

On Monday 5th March, 8 of our games design students went to the Hack To The Future event,
with 80 year 8 pupils (aged 12/13years old) hosted by the BBC at Media City, Salford. The aim was to provide an opportunity for children to engage with digital creators of today, and raise an awareness of the potential that computing science offers to children.

We took part in a session called 'I'm a Game Designer,' in BBC Quay House, main screening area.
Uclan Team: 
Bev Bush, Jake Carney, Ellie Bibby, Lindsay Gurr, Georgina Cronshaw, Adam Ellis, Daniel Scholes,Jarkko Kouva and Ryan Sampson
BBC staff were very helpful in coordinating the session.

Course leader, Bev Bush gave a presentation show-casing the development of games and the games design students talked about their work with visual examples
Aim: to give pupils an overview of game design.
Q&A - opportunity for pupils to ask questions

Group Work: 
The second part of the session involved a task for the pupils to achieve in small groups- This being to develop aspects of a game design activity centred around games creation without computers.

Below, pupils try out the games student artist pack, recently included in a selection of downloadable packs for the Granimator iPad App by 'ustwo™'

Click here to read more about the day