Wednesday, marked the final broadcast of our summer pilot project with Steam School. We hope all the schools who have got involved in the project have enjoyed the experience. Furthermore, we hope it has provided some food for thought for the pupils in terms of career paths your pupils now wish to further explore.
In the broadcast (aired on 3rd July), Jade from Steam School shared some key takeaways for all the young people who have watched these broadcasts and announced the winner of the Generation Tech Challenge.
Jade began the broadcast by thanking LGfL for sponsoring the programme of broadcasts and helping Steam Schools to showcase a unique behind the scenes look at the tech sector and reminded viewers that we have learnt so much about working in the tech sector and specifically about virtual reality, augmented reality and creating video games.
Experiment – Fail - Learn – Repeat
In our first show, with Clemens from vTime, we learnt that not every idea or project we create is successful first time around – sometimes it takes a few tries before you arrive at a winning solution – so don’t be afraid to fail, learn, keep trying and eventually you will succeed.
It's kind of fun to do the 'impossible'
In our second show we met Niall, who gave us some insight into creating a video game that paired with augmented reality to bring toys to life. It was great to learn about their creative process and how they plan to bring the product to life.
Create. Take risks ... live your passion!
In our third broadcast we met Susie who has an amazing job as video games community manager. We were lucky to get an exclusive, behind-the-scenes, look at this fantastic new game – soon to be released on Xbox and PS4. For all you aspiring video game creators or tech entrepreneurs, we recommend that you start now, get creating and showcase your talents to the world to land that dream job!
The Winners of the Generation Tech Challenge:
A runner up prize was given to Lancasterian Primary School, based in London. They sent in lots of ideas from their Year 5 class and as a result will receive some Steam School goodies and a season pass to next year’s Steam School programme.
The final winners were Blackmoor Junior School, based in West Derby. They went the extra mile and filmed a short video showing their own designs for Swapbots characters and made into 3D prototypes.
You can now watch the final broadcast in the series below:
We hope everyone who took part in the pilot enjoyed it and gained a lot from the experience and a big thank you to Jade (from STEAM School) for hosting the broadcasts and getting LGfL involved.
Please let us know about the impact the broadcasts have had on your pupils and share their Generation Tech Challenge ideas by posting on LGfL’s Twitter or Facebook.
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