We're bringing back the art of the LAN party, with completely chilled out, engaging tech sessions across our community centres.
- Experience the wonders of Virtual Reality, play paint ball, laser tag and even go on quests with friends!
- Minecraft fan? Come along and combine the power of coding with the creativity in the Minecraft Mod Club...the possibilities are endless.
- Chill out, unwind and challenge friends on the Switch with some Mario Kart
- Or join our Game Jam with the help of our mentors to build your own epic game, and challenge your friends.
OMG I used to have LAN parties as a child - I'd completely forgotten! The joy...THE JOY!
There are currently no long-term studies on the affects of Virtual Reality. The studies that do exist say "Young children tolerate fully immersive 3D virtual reality game play without noteworthy effects on visuomotor function". However, each manufacturer has set down recommended ages and we use Oculus 2 headsets, which have recommended age of 13+. This is, in the most part, due to the fact that you have to be 13 to have a Facebook account. Obviously we want to do everything we can to keep children safe, but also allow children to experience such exciting technology. All of the safety worries are around long-term use and exposure, which is not our aim, and so all VR sessions will be limited to 20 minutes, with a break of at least 20 minutes between activities. If your child is attending these sessions then we will make the assumption that you are comfortable with them experiencing Virtual Reality - if you are not, please let us know and we will make allowances so they don't miss out on the interaction.
VR can cause motion sickness in some people. We will encourage all children to tell us if they do and we will adjust how they use the headsets. We have experiences that don't induce motion sickness in even the wobbliest of people
Finally - our mums use to say "don't sit so close to the TV or you'll get square eyes" and...well...sorry mum!