"All the staff were amazing and really helpful. This course really boosted my confidence with computers and video game design. It was really fun and I made a lot of friends I'll be sorry to say goodbye to. Writing the coding was even more fun than playing the games."Christina, Age 10
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Create Visual Stories Using Scratch
Are you fed up making the same old types of game in Scratch? Why not explore a different use for Scratch and learn to make Visual Stories with narration or simple animation to help tell the story in a new way. There’s always something new to learn when it comes to using Scratch!
Create Visual Stories Using Scratch
For online courses: these require you to have a capable computer to work on and a broadband internet connection. Most PC/Mac computers from the last 5 years will be fine but you can view our recommended detailed system requirements here. For on campus courses: laptops are provided for all junior courses, as well as Music, Unity, Creative Design & YouTube senior courses. Laptop rental is available for all other senior courses (£50 extra).
Use Scratch in a new way
Rather than using Scratch to make games why not explore what else it is capable of?
Plan out your story
Learn ways that you can plan out your story and make the end product even better
Create the next great Visual Story
Explore the idea of telling a story with more than just words
What is a Fire Tech Experience?
Fire Tech Experiences are regular, super short, high-interest sessions about the very latest developments in technology on topics you will love. Designed and led by inspiring, enthusiastic experts, …
Fire Tech Experiences are regular, super short, high-interest sessions about the very latest developments in technology on topics you will love. Designed and led by inspiring, enthusiastic experts, Fire Tech Experiences introduce you to new worlds and ideas from the comfort of home.
Have you ever wanted to tell stories in a visual way? Whether by creating animations or narrated stories with illustrations? Then why not do so using Scratch? Let us show you how to get started and you’ll be creating new stories before you know it.
Scratch is a block-based visual programming language and website targeted primarily at children 8-16 as an educational tool for coding.
Usually, we think of Scratch as a tool for creating games, but it has far more potential than that. We’ll take you through ideas for how to organise your story, and how to create it, where to find cool artwork or draw your own and how to add narration, multiple scenes or animations to help tell the story.
You may not realise it but there is actually a whole genre of video games, which are made in exactly this way. Perhaps your own creation will become the next great game in this genre!
FireTech Experiences are a new series of short, high interest, fun and engaging tech demonstrations and talks. These are delivered in webinar style, using Zoom, with the main expert tutor showcasing a new interesting aspect of technology and learning. Apart from Zoom, no other downloads are required.
What your child will learn
- That Scratch can do more than make basic Video Games
- How to plan out your basic story
- Where to find reusable images or how to create your own
- Adding a new layer of interaction to a story
- How to use images and sound to build tension in a story