Junior Apprentice Project: Hill Avenue and Penn Fields victorious!

The Learning Technologies Team's Junior Apprentice Project, created in association with Void Games, reached its climax at Monday's DIGIs Awards at The Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton.

Primary-age students from 10 Wolverhampton schools participated in class competitions to design their own iPad games, and to present their idea to our team of judges. The children created demo videos of their ideas, an icon for their game, and an App Store description.

The winning group from each school qualified to present their game idea to the team from Void Games, who then chose an overall winner. Here is Void Games great description of the project.

Here is a video montage from the project:

The winning team from Hill Avenue

The winning entry was 'Super Run', from Hill Avenue Primary School and is now being developed by Void as a real iPad game for release onto the iPad App Store later this year!

Here is a video showing the game as it develops from Hill Avenue's original concept into a fully formed iOS game:

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Alongside the project for primary schools, an identical project has been running with secondary age students from three Wolverhampton special schools. Here is a video montage from this project:

The winning team from Penn Fields

The winning entry was 'Loco, Loco Llama' from Penn Fields School.

Penn Fields even created a fantastic demo of their game in Scratch to show Void!

Here is a video of Loco Loco Llama as it begins development:

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Huge congratulations to the students from Hill Avenue and Penn Fields - we can't wait to play 'Super Run' and 'Loco, Loco Llama' on our iPads soon!