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Delivery Partner:
Skills Development Scotland – My World of Work Live

Curriculum Links:
Computing, Art

Suitable Audience:
P7, S1, S2, S3

Start/End Dates:
Available 21st Nov - Jun 2023

Timetable Availability:
Can be delivered flexibly at a time which fits the school timetable on a Monday - Friday (AM or PM)

Number of Sessions:
1 (standalone)

Session Duration:
60 minutes

Repetition Frequency:
As often as required

Max Capacity:
Up to 10 classes of 30 pupils

Description:
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.

DYW Context:
Understanding the skills needed for future jobs.

Additional Requirements:
Each learner will need a digital device (tablet, iPad, laptop or PC) and access to https://makecode.microbit.org.

Other Info:
None.

Keywords:
Video Games, Games Design, Digital Skills, Programming, Maths, Science, IT Skills, Art, Design, Careers, Skills, Future Jobs

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