A beginners's guide

Please log in or register to save events

Dont have an account?

Create an account to save events and add to your calendar

Register now

×

Games are powerful classroom tools

Before we share useful resources for primary schools, let’s tackle some common questions about how games can engage children with education.

Games are played by 94% of under 25 year olds in the UK (IAB), which means that every child from every background plays games. Games are fantastic tools to use in the classroom because their interactivity is so engaging and because every game is designed to teach new players new skills.

The skills employed in games development cover many core curriculum subjects – Art, English, Maths, Design and Technology, Science and Engineering, Music. Learning how to make games can reinforce your work teaching these STEAM subjects.

There are lots of free, accessible introductions to games development online, including online courses and downloadable materials, some of which are showcased in Essential resources below. Check them out.

  • How do games help in the classroom?

    Games are played by 94% of under 25 year olds in the UK (IAB), which means that every child from every background plays games. Games are fantastic tools to use in the classroom because their interactivity is so engaging and because every game is designed to teach new players new skills.

  • How can games development skills help your pupils?

    The skills employed in games development cover many core curriculum subjects – Art, English, Maths, Design and Technology, Science and Engineering, Music. Learning how to make games can reinforce your work teaching these STEAM subjects.

  • How can my pupils start learning games development?

    There are lots of free, accessible introductions to games development online, including online courses and downloadable materials, some of which are showcased in Essential resources below. Check them out.

What next?

8-11 year olds

* indicates required
  1. Watch the role videos on our careers pages and ask which roles appeal the most
  2. Start making games on a free online course from the National Videogame Museum
  3. Take a Digital Schoolhouse computing workshop
  4. Attend a Games Careers Week event that’s right for the age group
  5. Find out if a Digital Schoolhouse is near you
  6. Keep playing and making games as much as possible in spare time

Games Careers Week is a free non-profit event organised and funded by the BGI, Into Games and Grads in Games, supported by TIGA, NextGen Skills Academy, Gamesindustry.biz and Ukie

Organised by

About the BGI
About the BGI

The BGI is a charity number 1183530 which educates the public about games through the National Videogame Museum, training and research.

About Into Games
About Into Games

Into Games is a national non-profit Community Interest Company that supports people from all backgrounds in finding rewarding careers in games.

About Grads for Games
About Grads for Games

Grads in Games is a non-profit Community Interest Company which equips students with the skills games employers need.

Contact Us

×