In July 2017 we brought together a couple of really talented creative technologists with half a dozen young people currently not in employment education and training.
During the course of a week we became a studio team in order to give these young people a taste of what it’s like to work on a real creative project. Animorph kindly produced this short film about the week.
Since the event we met again socially at Mana Gaming (our wonderfully supportive hosts) and reviewed what we’d learned and what we might like to do together again.
Most of the participants felt more confident, motivated and some felt that the week had helped them technical skills and softer skills such as decision-making. One of the group has gone on to a full-time games course. All agreed that digital badges to recognise the skills used would be valuable. All also agreed that it would be great to do it again and help recruit more groups.
We might even come together again for Global GameJam in January 2018..