Arcade creations power up at Newton Primary School

Jordan Kohler and Petra Cudina (both 11) with their ‘Soccer Stars’ creation. Picture: Will Russell        www.communitypix.com.au   d443047
Jordan Kohler and Petra Cudina (both 11) with their ‘Soccer Stars’ creation. Picture: Will Russell        www.communitypix.com.au d443047

YEAR 5 and 6 students at Newton Primary School were given full creative licence during an exercise based around the Global Cardboard Challenge.

Students got to work in pairs to design and produce arcade games, including basketball, soccer, pinball and fishing.

The school arcade was given its first full run during a parent night at the school.

Teacher Chelsea Nolan said the creations had exceeded expectations.

“It enabled them to be kids, have a blank slate to create and use what was available, and know they can create games and have fun without the technology many rely on for entertainment,” she said.

“Incorporating open-ended creative projects is a really big movement lately with the introduction of the new Australian Curriculum based on creating confident and creative citizens for the 21st century.”