As we mentioned in our earlier blog two teams from Wawne Primary School took part in Hull University’s Three Game Thing competition earlier this week. We found out today that one of our teams, #Ultimate, came second in the competion. Well done Kieran, Joel and Kieran – excellent work boys!
We’ve put together two YouTube videos of the games which can be accessed below:
Today six children from class 3 took part in a programming challenge at Hull University. The competition was called the Three Game Thing and the children had to make a computer game from three things that they were given. One of the teams from Wawne (#Ultimate) created an invasion game using Grandad and Voldemort and the other team (Programming Pythons) created an invasion game with Jellies and Dobby!
The children wrote the code in a programming language called Python, using a framework called the Pygame framework. The Wawne children were the youngest there and competed against children from secondary schools from Hull and East Riding.
There were programmers from the University on hand to help the children and judges included representatives from eBuyer.com, Gateway Interactive and lecturers from the University.
During the course of the day, the children also got to look around the University, taking in some of the work that takes place in the Department of Computer Science. This included a tour of the Hull Immersive Visualisation Environment (HIVE) where they got to see some of the products that the University had developed such as a 3D training system that was in use in UK hospitals where doctors are trained how to use radiation with cancer sufferers and a head track stereo which allows 3D positioning in films (similar to those used in the making of Lord of the Rings.
We also got to try out the Occulus Rift 3D virtual reality headsets which the university are using to develop simulations for offshore wind farms as well as the new Google Glassses which allow you to see information from the Internet directly in front of your eyes. The children also looked at 3D modelling and 3D printing during the course of the day.
At the end of a brilliant but exhausting day, the children were filmed by a technology camera crew that had been commissioned for SKY TV and the judges came around to judge our work. The children were impeccably behaved and a credit to the school. Fingers crossed for the results – will either Grandad vs Voldemore or Jellies and Dobby be the winner?