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Games Development student designs her way to the top

June 13, 2014

A student from West Cheshire College won the regional heats of the ‘Advanced Game Development’ competition for the nation’s largest skills and career event, WorldSkills.

Emily Schofield, who is studying a BTEC Extended Diploma Games Development, beat 60 other competitors after impressing judges with her design work.

Emily, 17, from Little Sutton, said: “The competition was five hours long and we had to create a table with a lamp, books and a globe using 3DS Max software, which is what we use in our College course to develop games.

“The competition was under exam conditions so it was quite tense. I am so shocked but really happy to win.

“Being involved in the competition has really improved my confidence and when I finish College I want to go to university. One day my dream is to develop games for Playstation.”

Winning the heats means that Emily is through to the finals of the WorldSkills competition at the NEC, Birmingham in November.

Paul Browne, Programme Leader in Games Development and Media at West Cheshire College who put Emily forward for the competition, said: “Emily has done really well to win the heats and we are all very proud of her. All of us here at West Cheshire College are looking forward to November; we have no doubt she will do extremely well.”

For more information about studying media and games development or any other courses at West Cheshire College call 01244 656555, visit www.west-cheshire.ac.uk or pop into one of our Campuses to pick up a copy of our prospectus.

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