Game Design

Provided by Skills Development Scotland
Get a taste of what it's like to be a game designer! Young people will learn more about how computers work, and the jobs involved in making a video game. Using Microsoft MakeCode, young people will program and create their own short video game, learning basic programming skills. With the opportunity to create their own unique game, this activity will allow young people to use their own creativity and build on their programming skills & getting an understanding of why these are important in the world of work. Suitable for pupils in P7-S3. This can be delivered virtually or in person in the classroom.

Sector

Computing and ICT

Curriculum areas

Technologies

Outcomes

Align interests to skills and careers, Connection between skills and work, Connection between subject choices and work, Recognise range of skills

Type of opportunity

Sector awareness

Target audience

Primary School Pupil, Secondary S1 to S3 (11-14 year old)

Aimed at

Additional support needs, Addressing gender bias, At risk of homelessness, Disability, Disengaged (at risk of negative destination), Care experienced young people, Winter leavers

Venue/Location Details

Available to

Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire, Angus, Argyll and Bute, Clackmannanshire, Dumfries & Galloway, Dundee City, East Ayrshire, East Dunbartonshire, East Lothian, East Renfrewshire, Edinburgh (City of), Eilean Siar, Falkirk, Fife, Glasgow, Highland, Inverclyde, Midlothian, Moray, North Ayrshire, North Lanarkshire, Orkney Islands, Perth & Kinross, Renfrewshire, Scottish Borders, Shetland Islands, South Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire, Stirling, West Dunbartonshire, West Lothian

Open date

1st September 2021 - 26th June 2022
Duration: (s)
Recommended group size: 500

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Booking information

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