Excite-ed Apps Clubs
Excite-ed offer a range of game design and programming schemes of activity, for children and young people aged 7-18. Using fun and exciting online resources, they make games and enter the world of touch technology. We are the catalysts for the running of clubs and curriculum programmes that inspire them to make Health and Well-being/ Multi-cultural games about social issues that affect them and their peers in a non stigmatising and accessible way.
"Perhaps one of the most student centred organisations possible."
Quality in Study Support and Extended Services Nov 2012
Community Interest Company (CIC)
We are a Community Interest Company that exists to benefit the communities we work with. Our profit either goes to the gaming communities we support or back into the company so we can continue to bring people of all ages together to grow through game design touch technology.
What's going on
Excite-ed have a presence at the New York G4C festival where international games designers explore new ideas to address social, health and environmental issues.
In November 2012 Excite-ed CIC achieved the Quality in Study Support Emerged Award in recognition of it being a well organised company that demonstrates clarity of purpose, coherent planning and a range of innovative practice. QiSS Chair Ian Durrant said about Excite-ed's work with schools and organisations, "An approach that derives directly from the pupils contribution to building the apps, so perhaps one of the most student centred organisations possible." The successful App Buddy scheme was noted as an innovative way to sustain change and how they serve to demonstrate, in a very practical way, how student centred Excite-ed is.
Julia Bateson has been selected from more than 200 applicants to be one of 17 social entrepreneurs on the SSE Start Up programme. The school is funded by Lloyds Banking Group but Julia's place on their Start Up Programme is funded by Nominet Trust who are also giving a 4k grant to develop www.planetexcite.co.uk. She will spend a year working with a range of inspirational social entrepreneurs, witnesses, SSE mentors and fellows developing Excite-ed CIC as a strong brand delivering online game design for social impact in schools, academies, colleges and organisations. This will culminate in an autumn 2013 graduation when Julia will become an SSE Fellow.
Congratulations to Goffs School, Cheshunt on their Awards for All bid success making their Cyberbullying App game at their Excite-ed Apps Club!