Rossett Celebrates World Scratch Day

Update: Letters are now available from the year 7 and 8 year offices or from the ICT department office in the P Block. There are a limited number of places (some of which have already gone) so register early if you want to go!

Saturday 19th of May between 9:45 and 12:45 in the Resource Centre at Rossett School

Could you be the designer of the next Angry Birds? Do you have loads of ideas for new and exciting games but don’t know how you could even start making them? Are you interested in making your own computer programs? If this sounds like you then you, and your parents, need to come along to our family event on World Scratch Day.

Scratch is a free program that lets you design your own games by clicking blocks together like Lego. It is used by people throughout the world to learn how to make games and other computer programs, many of which are shared on the Scratch website.  To see and example of the type of games you can produce with Scratch have a look at one of our year 7′s work by clicking here.

For our event we are inviting both our pupils and year 5/6 pupils in nearby schools to come to Rossett with their families and join in the fun by making their own games! The first part of the day will be spent introducing Scratch to those for haven’t used it before and developing new skills for those who have. These skills will then be put to good use as each group will be set the challenge of developing a game in their own style! Don’t worry if you have never done this before because there will be plenty of expert help available to make sure you get your games working!

So, if making your own game sounds interesting and you would like everyone to be playing your games then you need to come along! To sign up for the event you will need to get a letter from Mr Cullen in the ICT department or have your parents contact the school to request one.

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