Full-day design and gaming workshop

Children today play differently from the generations before them, with virtual gaming worlds offering creative spaces to imagine and design their own environments. 

What if children could use gaming to help express their ideas about the play spaces they would like to have in real life? 

Join us on 12 August for a free, full-day (10am to 4pm) workshop for children aged 10 to 11 and their parents/guardians, where you will explore The State of Play in the past, present and future. Children will be using Roblox Studio to design and build play spaces within a secure workspace within the Roblox online gaming environment. Parents will look back on the places where they played as children, and then work with the children to imagine play spaces of the future.  

This is a space to play together, and to design together.   

This workshop is a collaboration between The Glass-House Community Led Design and the National Videogame Museum in Sheffield to offer our full-day gaming workshop designed with children for children. Join us for a playful day of designing together. 

Children taking part will receive a certificate, and both children and their guardians will each receive a voucher for admission to a session at the National Videogame Museum. Lunch will also be provided.

This workshop is for children aged 10 to 11 and their parents and guardians. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Each adult may bring up to two children, but will need to register each child separately.

This is a free event with lunch included but places are limited. Click here to book your places. 

This workshop has been co-designed and will be co-facilitated with students from the University of Sheffield’s Transforming and Activating Places Internship programme and a young facilitator (aged 14) who helped us conceive and develop The Glass-House gaming workshop approach.

Please note: Photo Consent

As an educational charity, we take images to capture and share our work with communities, and to help inspire others to create more inclusive and engaged design processes.

The Glass-House has a policy to outline how we capture, store and share media of children and young people from our events, workshops and other sessions. The policy document is available to read and download here.

You will be asked to give consent for you and your child upon registering for a ticket.