Game Jam launches in Norwich

Game Jam launches in Norwich

Police in Norwich are launching a scheme to help build stronger links with young people in the city during the summer holidays and prevent anti-social behaviour.

Officers from the Norwich West Safer Neighbourhood Team have joined forces with the REACH project to set up Game Jam.

Game Jam gives children living in the Earlham area a chance to join in with gaming sessions in a supervised environment twice a week.

The free sessions are open to 11 to 17-years-olds and are being held at City Academy from Tuesday 28 July from 1pm until 4pm. They will then run every Tuesday and Friday throughout the summer holidays.

Inspector Nick Paling said: “Historically we have seen a rise in anti-social behaviour during the summer holidays in the Earlham area. By launching Game Jam, we are able to give young people in the area somewhere to go with something fun to do.

“The project has been well supported by local businesses and we are grateful to City Academy for allowing us access to their classrooms in order to run these sessions.

“I also want to thank Cash Maker, Cash Convertors and Second-hand-land in Norwich who all donated the gaming equipment needed in order to make this a success.

“We look forward to welcoming the younger members of our community in Norwich West to these sessions, which I am sure will be great fun and there are even some prizes to be won.”

The Game Jam sessions run from 1pm until 4pm every Tuesday and Friday from Tuesday 28 July until Friday 28 August 2015 at City Academy.

 

This News story was provided by the Norfolk Constabulary

http://www.norfolk.police.uk/newsandevents/newsstories/2015/july/gamejamlaunchesinnorwich.aspx 

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