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YGD Workshops for teachers and students

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Come along for advice and guidance on teaching and creating games

As part of our schools and student outreach, we'll be travelling around the UK with our Young Game Designers workshops. If you're looking for advice and tips on teaching game design, or are looking to create your own game for the competition, join us at our sessions to speak to our team of workshop leaders and practitioners who work in game design.

We'll be updating this page as we add more dates across the year - keep checking back so you don't miss any in your area.

Teacher workshops

Learn tips and tricks on how to get your class involved in designing and making their own games. Resources are aimed at encouraging 10-18 years old to enter the competition and will provide them with all the information they’ll need on the game design process.

Discover new ideas on how you could incorporate these plans into PSHE, Business Studies, Computing, English, Art and other subject lessons. 

Student workshops

Find out more about how to creating your own game - from your very first game idea to seeing it come to life, join us at our workshops where our team of game makers will be on hand to help.

November 2017

Wednesday 22 November

BAFTA Young Game Designers Teacher Workshop + Introduction to Coding

6:30pm-8:30pm followed by networking drinks

Games Studio, London South Bank University, London Road Building, 100-116 London Road, SE1 6LN

RSVP by 12:30 on 17 November to [email protected]

You'll need a laptop for the coding workshop, so please bring this with you. We'll also be introducing you to the Unity game engine if you're not already familiar with it - downloading these scripts in advance of the workshop would be helpful > Download the scripts.

December 2017

Saturday 2 December

Girl Game Maker Day - a free half-day game-making course for students aged 4-11. 

10.00am - 1.00pm

Unity Technologies, City View, 103, Brighton, BN1 1RN

Sign up here

 Are you a girl between the age of 11-14 interested in making games but don't know where to start? Or maybe you just love playing games and would like to learn more about how they’re made? Then Girl Game Maker Day 2.0 is for you!

This event is a free session aimed at girls between 11-14 who are interested in learning more about game making in a safe and fun environment! No previous experience needed, but we recommend all participants to have a look through the interactive tutorials before the session start. You can work through the tutorials in an hour and it will help you get familiar with the interface, and these can be found under "Basic Tutorials" when you launch Unity.