Game promotes sustainability02/04/2019
Year 9 Veritas – Stewardship & Sustainability
“Posters are just a bit bland.”
This was Lucas Kennedy’s first response when asked to create a poster that illustrated an aspect of the Year 9 Veritas program, Stewardship & Sustainability. Year 9s had been exploring and discussing sustainability issues across the globe.
Instead of a poster Lucas compiled a litter-throwing game in a programming app called Scratch 2. The player is invited to toss litter into a bin, with rewards for accuracy & penalties for making a mess.
Lucas is a keen Scratch user.
“I’ve been using Scratch since Prep. I like it because it’s a programming language I’m fluent in. It’s easy to use and there’s a lot you can do. Scratch 2 uses vectors so it’s better for commands like Rotate & Scale. It’s rather powerful because you can remix other people’s games (recompile and modify them) and they can remix mine.”
Follow this link to play Lucas’s game https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/297863587/fullscreen/
Alistair Killick, Learning Tutor