The children designed games that could be controlled externally, using a ‘MakeyMakey’ kit, then used their coding expertise to create on-line games. One game, ‘Tutti Fruity’, involved an on-screen flying strawberry and some evil sweets, the aim of the game being to collect the highest number of pips.
The external controller consisted of marshmallows, marzipan and a real strawberry. Tutti Fruity won the overall best game choice.
Skateboard Shuffle was chosen as the Tanbridge Students’ choice, and was controlled by using bare feet on a skateboard, to make the on-screen character jump and duck.
The school is delighted with their success. Ms Sturgeon the Year 5 teacher and Deputy Head said: “All the children have learned a great deal, enhancing their ICT skills though the experience.
“We are very grateful to Tanbridge for giving our pupils this opportunity.”