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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.

February 2018

Thursday 15 February

Young Game Designers at Edinburgh Zoo

Education Centre, Edinburgh Zoo, Edinburgh

10:30am - 12:00pm

BAFTA Young Game Designers Concept Workshop (10-14 year olds)

Whether you love to code, draw or write the story, BAFTA YGD gives you an insight into the world of game-making and a chance to meet game developers in the UK Games industry. The workshop will help you to develop and shape your initial idea and provide tips on how you can develop your idea further. 

12:30pm - 2:00pm

BAFTA Young Game Designers Game Design: Careers Q&A Session (15-18 year olds)

Come and meet game developers who are currently making games in the UK. This mentoring session aims to help you find your initial game idea and provide tips on how you can develop it further. Suitable for young people considering a career in game design or wanting to know more about how games are made. You are even welcome to bring your game builds with you to playtest with other young game designers. 

2:30pm - 4:00pm

BAFTA Young Game Designers Teacher, Mentor & Parent Workshop

Learn tips and tricks on how to get your Young Game Designers involved in Game Concept and Game Making. Resources are aimed at encouraging 10-18 year olds 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 can incorporate plans into PSHE, Business Studies, Computing, English, Art and other subject lessons.

Places are limited. Please RSVP to [email protected] to be added to the guest list. 

Workshops for those under 18 years of age include free entry to the zoo for the participant and one parent/guardian. Any additional family members wishing to enter the zoo will need to pay for entry at the normal rate. Anyone under the age of 18 needs to be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Please provide name of accompanying adult when emailing your RSVP.

Teacher/Parent workshop includes free entry to the zoo for the participant only.


Monday 26 February

BAFTA Young Game Designers Teacher Workshop

2:00pm - 3:00pm

CAS East of England Regional Conference - Norwich

Book your free place here.

Learn tips and tricks on how to get your Young Game Designers involved in Game Concept and Game Making. Resources are aimed at encouraging 10-18 year olds to enter the YGD competition and will provide them with al the information they'll need on the game design process. Discover new ideas on how you can incorporate plans into PSHE, Business Studies, Computing, English, Art and other subject lessons.

March 2018

Saturday 3 March

BAFTA Young Game Designers Career Q&A

12:30pm

What Career Live? The Student Advice Theatre, Birmingham NEC

Register for free here via What Career Live to attend. 

Come and meet game developers who are currently making games in the UK. This mentoring session aims to help you find your initial game idea and provide tips on how you might develop further. Suitable for young people considering a career in game design or wanting to know more about how games are made.