This game is designed to be played in lunchtime or after school clubs. It is an open design world where students can complete challenges over the course of days, weeks, or months. The player is given the role of ‘design intern’ and asked to explore 3 different challenges.
1. To use the creative mode to design new things within the themes around Stonehenge, future roads, and ecology.
Guiding Ideas and Questions
- How can you tell a story about the history of Stonehenge to passengers passing by?
- What habitats could you create to increase biodiversity?
- What forms of sustainable transport can you imagine we will have in the future?
The students will creatively build different things in response to the three challenge questions.
Before they start please explain what Highways England does -
'Highways England manage and improve England's motorways and major A roads, helping our customers have safe, smoother and more reliable journeys. We're the government company which plans, designs, build, operates and maintains England's motorways and major A roads, known as the strategic road network (SRN). Make up of 4,300 miles of motorways and major A roads which are at the core of our national transport system.'
Part 1 –
Students will spawn into the Highways England offices. Here they can interact with the NPCs (non-player characters) who will either give them bits of information or say generic greetings.
Allow them to explore for 5 minutes.
At the end of the 5 minutes get them to go to the large computer at the end of the offices and wait there. They are not to click on the computer, or teleport to the scheme, until the next part.
Part 2 –
They will spawn onto an area of the A303 Stonehenge Road scheme. In front of them will be boards with instructions. They are being tasked to complete design challenges. They can pick which challenge they would like to do first and then use the game to design their ideas.
This game is designed for students to complete the challenges over longer periods of time during lunchtime or after schools’ clubs. For example, they could spend one term on the first challenge, the next term on the second and another term on the third. It is up to the teacher/instructor to give them the time limits that they think best fit their students.
Part 3 –
There is a structure block included in the world for the students to use. The structure block allows them to save their designs as 3D files. Instructions for the block are available in game, and are as follows –