The children used IT resources, visits to their local waggonway and interviewed elderly residents at a local residential care home to learn about waggonways in the North East, past and present.
Working with film and media specialists at Longbenton City Learning Centre the children used their new understanding of the history and heritage of the waggonways to inform ideas for 2 waggonways computer games, one designed for children aged 4-7, the other 8-11 year olds. The young games designers produced storyboards and descriptive text for each stage and level of their games.
The children’s work was then moved forward to a local multimedia company for professional development using Flash programming software.
To see the young computer game designers in action, please click on the Photogallery link at the top left of this page.
To play the Mine2Tyne game, please click on the link at the top left of this page.
To play Miner Mania, please click on the link below:
2717 miner mania.swf