Roystons Amazing Gamers

This week has been a really busy week for some of our children. On Wednesday we had 5 children head off to 2 different games competition. No ordinary games however these are computer game making competitions. On 12th May the P7 class took part in the Mini Game Jam at Smithycroft Secondary and 2 of our children were in the team that got through to the final. So they headed off on the 17th to Glasgow Clyde College along with the rest of their team from Cranhill Primary to take part along with 12 other teams representing 16 other schools in Glasgow.  The children had a great time participating on the day working hard making their game using Scratch and getting the chance to spend some time in the college computing labs as well.

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Our finalist teams

Our Thursday computing club has been for months learning more about Kodu and practising making games. One lucky team from our club was picked to go to the final of the Scottish KoduKup competition.  They had been working hard as they had to make a game and come up with merchandise to promote their game. In this case they came up with a t-shirt idea and a couple of the club members helped by modelling a prototype t-shirt for us.

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T-shirt creation left and right, Centre our wonderful Kodu Club

Again on the Wednesday the 3 children headed off to West College Scotland to meet the other finalists and even got to see one team Skyping in to the competition as they were unable to travel.  They had a brilliant day out as well getting the chance to spend some time in college.

Although neither team won we are incredibly proud of their achievements in getting to both finals. We definitely have some future game makers in Royston Primary ones to watch for the future!

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