In-Sight Kidderminster Academy
drpdigitalmedia offered support and advice at Kidderminster Academy’s In-Sight Event for students interested in the world of game and app design. Stuart Lee, a developer in the drpdigitalmedia team, provided three separate sessions with 15 students in each group. Each session focused on game development and was presented to year 9, 10 and 11 students who had shown or expressed an interest in working in the digital industry. It was a chance for the students to gain real insight into the key factors of game development and the different roles and responsibilities available within a digital team.
Our drpdigitalmedia team is continuing to develop their relationship with the local academy. We have already successfully taken on three apprentices from the local area who have since become full-time team members. Stuart provided an activity for the students, introducing them to basic Scratch programming as he explains, “Speaking at Kidderminster Academy was a great opportunity to meet the next generation of up and coming developers and tell them about what we do at drpdigitalmedia. The students were all really engaged and showed a great passion and aptitude for all things digital.”
Dan Brown, 15, a pupil from Stourport High School, said: “I didn’t really know much about what courses were on offer at The Academy but I’m really interested in games design and how they are put together. I’ve been learning about coding at school but would like to learn more and I’m thinking of applying for a course here now that I’ve seen the facilities. It was also really useful to hear about what kind of jobs are available in the industry.”
The drpgroup is already in talks with the Kidderminster Academy to provide further sessions with more of the drpdigitalmedia team.