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2nd October 2023

In an exciting new partnership, Hull Maritime is working with The Goodwin Development Trust to provide local families and young people with Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths (STEAM) skills through the creation of a video game, board game and digital arts magazines.

These creations will be part of the “Maritime Gamesmaker Project” where young people can get involved in a range of maritime themed events.

Councillor Mike Ross, Leader of Hull City Council, said: “Hull’s maritime heritage provides the perfect opportunity to engage local young people in a creative way.

“The “Maritime Gamesmaker Project” aims to improve the lives of young people and inspire their curiosity whilst learning our city’s rich maritime story, past and present.

The new creations will be available to freely available to download on the Hull Maritime website.

Andrew Harper, the Project Co-Ordinator for Youth Arts Takeover at the Goodwin Trust, said: “Goodwin Development Trust are very excited to be working in partnership with Hull Maritime to deliver a fantastic STEAM project for the whole community to get involved with.

“The "Maritime Gamesmaker Project" will help us work with local young people and families and we would love for lots of people to get involved in creating something to showcase Hulls maritime history in a fun way.”

The video games sessions have already started at the Goodwin Hub

Goodwin Trust will be running video game development sessions, board game creation workshops, family Lego sessions, digital arts magazine creation and much more throughout the year. These activities will mainly be based at the Goodwin Hub on Anlaby road with outreach opportunities also happening all over the city.

The video games sessions have already started at the Goodwin Hub and are taking place every Friday between 10am – 12noon. These sessions are for 16–29-year-olds to help them learn the basics of game development using RPG maker software. If you are interested in taking part email or get in touch on Facebook @youthartstakeover. There are also opportunities for those can’t make the sessions but still want to be involved.

News of further sessions due to start this Autumn, including Lego activities across the city, will be released soon.