Each academic year our Year 10s are given the opportunity to engage in an Enterprise Day which takes place alongside the profiling activity.
As this year Kendrick School celebrates its 140th Anniversary a decision was made to make the birthday theme the focus of the creative challenge.
The challenge for the day is for 12 teams to design and make a board game which focuses on the the theme and which appeals to Year 7 players. The shortlisted teams then pitch their game idea to a panel of judges.
We were very pleased to welcome Roseanna Jefferson from Sega and Paul Butler from Brunnel University, lecturer of Design, to be our external judges for the competition. Both of these people were delegates at our recent ‘Design Your Future Event’. Sega have supported the competition by supplying the prizes which comprise a trip to Sega head office to see all the departments in the business and then the opportunity to have their Year 10 Work Experience week there as well. In addition, all shortlisted teams will receive a Sega ‘goodie’ bag.
The judges were very impressed by the outcome of the day and commented on the high levels of creativity and productivity.
The games were tested by 24 Year 7 students, who gave constructive feedback to the Year 10 students who were creating the games and they also helped the judges make a decision on the teams to be shortlisted by voting for their top 3 games.
The contest was fierce as the standard of the games was so high. The winning team were ‘John’s Secret’ with their game ‘Stepping Stones’.Congratulations to them all.