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October Success Camp

The October Success Camp with Middlesex University

Join our virtual games design camp from Monday 26 October to Friday 30 October.

Encouraging the next generation of digital creators to learn new skills in games design, computing and creative writing.

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Welcome to the October Success Camp

The October Success Camp is a free virtual camp that’s full of fun (and educational!) video game design lessons delivered by Mark, a qualified teacher from Digital Schoolhouse

Keeping students and their families entertained and learning together throughout the half term, the October Success Camp can help to build a background knowledge in important digital skills and help develop students’ literacy and numeracy skills too.

  • View sessions live via YouTube
  • Embedded KS3 English and maths curriculum content
  • Opportunity to enter a competition once the camp has finished

Testimonials from parents during our Summer Success Camp:

“Really great classes provided by the teachers!”

“She really enjoyed learning about vocabulary and how to structure her essay writing”

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  • Competition: Design a superhero to combat and defeat the evil supervillain App-Hacker

    • Your task

      App-Hacker the evil Supervillain has managed to hack his way into every app in the world, causing chaos and pandemonium. He has frozen and cleared bank accounts, stolen text messages and photographs, circulated fake news and even broadcasted a hypnotic screensaver that is gluing people to their phones like zombies.

      Who can save planet earth from digital disaster? Who can defeat the evil App-Hacker and what can they do to stop such a catastrophe happening again?

      Your task

      • Design a superhero to combat and defeat the evil App-Hacker (what is their name? What do they look and sound like?)
      • Identify some of the major problems that would occur if App-Hacker manages to take control of every app in the world. What could he do? What problems would this cause?
      • How could you make sure that it would never happen again? (What rules and laws would you make? Could you develop something that hasn’t even been thought of yet?)
      • You will need to be both creative and imaginative. Using visual, written, and if possible digital methods to create your submission. It is totally up to you how you complete the task.
      • You will need to research online safety and security and to demonstrate an understanding of different types of online safety and responsible web-use (passwords, hacking, personal data, identity protection etc).
    • Competition rules

      You will need to produce:

      • Creative artwork of your superhero: painting, drawing, slideshow, performance, video
      • Creative writing of your plans to ensure App-Hackers does not strike again

      Entries must be submitted online.

    • Terms and conditions
      1. The competition is open to all students aged 11-14 years old.
      2. Pupils can only enter individually.
      3. Only one entry per pupil will be accepted.
      4. The closing date for the competition is 11 December 2020.
      5. No responsibility will be accepted for entries lost or delayed.
      6. The panel of judges will include at least one member who is independent of the promoter. The decision of the judges is final and binding and no correspondence will be entered into.
      7. The first prize will be awarded to the entry deemed by the judges to have designed the best super hero and the most imaginative and best thought out plans to combat the app-hackers and ensure this does not happen again
      8. There is no cash alternative for any prize in this competition.
      9. We reserve the right to amend the terms and conditions and will be updated on this website.
      10. Middlesex University reserves the right to reproduce and utilise in whole or in part the entries submitted by pupils for information, publicity and promotional purposes.
      11. Entering this competition implies full and complete acceptance of these terms and conditions of which entry instructions form a part. Promoter: Middlesex University The Burroughs, Hendon, London NW4 4BT (Please DO NOT send entries to this address. Thank you.)
  • Summer Success Camp videos

    Prepare for the October Success Camp by watching videos from our previous Summer Camp

    • Expand the learning through new experiences such as video game design and film making
    • All our videos are connected to clever and creative projects, refreshing students’ knowledge of the KS3 English and Maths curriculum by our specialist tutors.

    Check out the YouTube playlist

  • Take a look at what the October Success Camp has to offer.

  • How to access the October Success Camp

  • How to enter the competition

    1. Read the competition rules above
    2. Attend our online October Success Camp live or on demand on YouTube
    3. Entry will open from 30 October

Our partner: Digital Schoolhouse

We will be working with the incredible Digital Schoolhouse to deliver amazing sessions throughout the October Success Camp.

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