Educraft are working with Gloucestershire County Council this Easter in supporting the Government’s £220m Holiday Activities and Food Programme which was set up with the support of Marcus Rashford, MBE.

Tickets for our free 2 day Pixel JAM game design, coding and activity workshops in Gloucester will be available to book very soon on behalf of Gloucestershire children and young people aged 8 to 14.

8-11 August 2023 – Grange Primary Academy, Holmleigh Road, Gloucester, GL4 0RW

Attendees will also receive a free, healthy breakfast, lunch and snacks.

Free tickets will be available from 12pm on Wednesday 5th July 2023 at https://educraftgcc.coordinate.cloud/

It’s your game, go build it!

A game jam is an event where participants make an entire video game in a limited amount of time. Our game jams set a theme and challenge children and young people to design their own brand new, fully-playable game based around that theme in one day.

Build, Learn, Play
Using tablet computers or laptops, students can create characters, art, animations, backgrounds and more to make games big and small. They can add narrative and logic to games, without using any code.
Using the companion Pixel Board and Pixel Blocks, participants can create their own characters, game layouts and art for their games. They can “capture” these physical creations within the app, customise them, and immediately make them part of the game!

We also have a number of themed craft and physical activities to offer a fully rounded experience.

BEADCRAFT: Create unique pixel sprites using fuse-beads and turn them into beautiful key rings, jewellery or baubles to take home.

PAPERCRAFT: Build a paper replica of a classic computer or video game character to take home.

RETRO GAMES: Play arcade classics from the early 1980s (such as Pacman, Frogger and Space Invaders), classic SEGA games (including the original version of Sonic) or retro Nintendo games (like the original Super Mario Brothers).

BOARD GAMES: Try our selection of carefully chosen board games that ensure that we are able to continue our Pixel theme without the need for excessive periods of screen time.

BEAT-SABER: Build up a sweat as you follow choreographed lightsaber sequences in time to music in this twist on the cult VR video game.

Each session includes free food and an informative and interactive discussion on the health and environmental benefits of eating more plant-based foods.

HEALTHY FOOD: Educraft works with local ethical providers (such as vegetarian cafes or restaurants) to provide nutritious, locally prepared vegetarian and/or vegan hot meals as well as healthy snacks and fruit.