TAP Summer School

Last week, about 70 students took part in the TAP summer school, a week-long programme based in Trinity College. They took part in sporting, social and academic activities. 22 of the students came to Bridge21 each day to learn a bit about Animation and Gaming.

TAP Summer School

They made some stick animations using Pivot and used Scratch to put together some simple animations and some cool little computer games. There were racing games, there were bees collecting flowers, there were some not very subtle Pacman rip-offs and there was a slightly scary man named Joe who was chasing babies and avoiding the Pope! Some of the games were funny, others were pretty addictive but they all represented impressive technical achievements for a group of novice programmers.

Some of the game are online here.

It was great to see some returning Bridge2College students and one of those, Kelly Nolan, won the student of the week award for contribution to the Animation and Gaming workshop. Another B2C graduate, Matthew Groves won the overall medal for whole Summer School. Congratulations to both!

There was also a moviemaking workshop one afternoon. Some of the movies are on our facebook page. Like “Bridge21” and you’ll find them there!

Well done to all at TAP for organising an inspiring week!

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