Junior Game Creators is a family of fun, educational clubs and workshops designed to kickstart kids interest in computer science through video games.

Junior Game Creators is for kids who want to look deeper at the games they play.

Over the course of our sessions in person and online we’ll learn about what makes games like Minecraft, FIFA and Mario Bros. so popular before handing over the creation tools to our gamers. We task our Junior Game Creators with designing their own versions of these amazing games in Scratch, the programming software that is now part of the national computing curriculum.

Online Membership

If you cannot attend one of our workshops in person then we have a fun online computer science club for budding Junior Game Creators. Each month you will receive cool computer science projects. If you know a budding game developer our monthly projects will encourage their digital creativity and give your kids real projects to nurture their interest in computer science in a fun and entertaining way.

Junior Game Creator Workshops are run in schools, libraries and other venues as well as in our mobile class rooms known as the Gamewagons ™ .

If there’s not a workshop nearby, or if you can’t wait until the next one, we can bring Junior Game Creators to you! Using our state-of-the-art Gamewagon vehicles, we can run a workshop for up to eight children, right on your doorstep! Take a look at the photos to the right and see our Junior Game Creators in action.

Users Vs Creators

Kids are constantly using technology today, but how many are learning to create it?

Every primary student should have the opportunity to learn computer science. The recent changes in the national curriculum have recognised the need and ability for children to start early.

The basics of coding help nurture creativity and problem-solving skills, and prepare students for a wide variety of future careers.

More Than Just Code

Junior Game Creators is more than just about code. Each session is a super fun group learning experience.

Everyone works towards a common goal, in teams, on challenges that will stretch their creativity in art, design, maths, problem solving, team work and communication.

In the same way that learning to read enables learning, learning to code opens up a world of exploration and opportunity.

Guided Discovery

Learning computer science helps nurture problem-solving skills, logic and creativity.

Starting early gives students a foundation for success in any 21st-century career path and makes the transition to secondary school less intimidating.

By using games as a focus even the most difficult concepts are no longer barriers but simply a way to a desired result.

Our Next Workshops

We’re always hard at work planning our next Junior Game Creators workshops. If you can’t wait to get your kids creating, get in touch and we can bring a workshop to you! Below are the workshops we have scheduled to take place in the upcoming October Half Term.

Timing: Each workshop starts at 10am and finishes at 3pm with an hour for lunch.
What to bring? All the kids need to bring is their imagination, creativity, laptop (if they have one, we can provide if required) and a packed lunch.
What do they do? These sessions are not just about code. By learning how to create games we aim to boosts the skills like literacy, numeracy, creativity, leadership, problem solving, teamwork, communication, perseverance, the ability to work together towards a goal. We encourage them to go off piste and learn by doing.
How much? The cost for a full day is £45 we also offer a 10% discount for siblings and multiple day bookings where available. Each session is managed by a qualified, DBS checked and inspiring Game Experience Manager.

Kids learning more than just code by making their own games, genius! Do you know a wannabe Junior Game Creator?

Click on the locations below to enquire about booking your kids on these cool, fun and educational workshops. Many families have been to multiple sessions over the past 24 months and are learning to make more and more complex projects, make new friends and have a great time in each session.

October Half Term 2016

  • New Haw Library

    Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (Starting 25th October to 27th October 2016)
    (10am – 3pm)
    New Haw Library, The Broadway, Addlestone, KT15 3HA
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  • Loughton Library

    Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (25th October to 27th October)
    (10am – 3pm)
    The Space, Central Library, Traps Hill, Loughton, IG10 1HD
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After School Clubs

This is where you can purchase your child’s place on a Junior Game Creators at their school. If you would like to see Junior Game Creators at your school then give us a call and we will see if we can arrange a trial session.