Education Partnerships from Nottingham City Council came to us to talk about how they could engage young people of all ages, in one place. They wanted to reward achievements in activities that happen outside the classroom – because evidence shows this delivers better results in the classroom.
We were fascinated by this idea and soon started to think about making a website that would interest and inspire children from the age of 5 up to 14 and beyond. Its mission would be to open up their local world and get them imagining what they could achieve – and how this would boost their self-esteem and confidence.
So we got stuck into creating the world of Opportunity Notts, where anything is possible if you take part, give it a go and try something new. It’s a website designed to look and feel like a game, made up of levels that need to be completed. Every level has a unique illustrated character. Each one has a distinctive personality, but what they have in common is a love of adventure that supports the theme of discovery.
The site launched in March 2016. Early indications show just how engaging, fun and effective it is – the result will be lots of well-rounded young people who are ready for the real world when they leave school.
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